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I've got an old 3 1/2 '' IDE HD, with a FAT32 and a HFS+ partition, and I'd like to copy the data to a Macbook. However, the old HD casing that I used it with is broken, and the new casing I bought (Sweex) doesn't work - the drive doesn't spin up. I can plug it into a PC and hear it spin up, so it's not broken.

What options do I have?

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There are some very inexpensive options if you only want to get the data off the drive and don't plan on using it daily in that configuration.

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