Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I was wondering if this is possible:

I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I would like to transfer to my new iMac 27″.

Would it work if I buy a caddy, put my old HDD into the caddy and plug the HDD in the iMac's USB port?

share|improve this question
    
That should work fine. I've done that kind of thing many times. In fact, I usually use the new external hard drive as a boot camp partition. –  Mark Oct 14 '13 at 18:03
1  
OSX can only read NTFS drives by default. If you need to write to it from OSX you need a specific application. –  Hoshts Oct 14 '13 at 19:35
    
What kind of format should it be right now? I don't think it's fat32 cause thats old hat? Am I correct? –  Peter Stuart Oct 14 '13 at 22:32

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.