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Kevin Camp
Re: Disk Crash
on Aug 21, 2008 at 3:41:22 pm

you need to get that drive on a bootable system to see if you can access the drive and it's files. if you can access that drive then you should be able to copy over many of the files to another drive.

you could put the drive into another mac that has a working boot drive... i think the quicksilvers were ata drives, so you'd need to install the drive in a mac with an ata bus. another quicksilver would be ideal, but you may be able to pop it in a newer g5 or macpro (which have sata for hard drives) if you use the optical bay bus.

if you don't have another system to use, then buying that new larger drive and installing the os on that should work. place the new drive in the location of the current drive, then place the current drive in an available drive bay. boot from the os install disk and install the system software on the new drive. reboot and see if you can access the old drive's files.

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