Place fully flashed and working drive into external - work?

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replicant69
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Place fully flashed and working drive into external - work?

Post by replicant69 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:05 pm

Evening all

I have two fully working LibreDrive units in my (quite old) pc and I've recently snapped up an iMac from a closing down sale which is 2018 spec and WAY more powerful.

I use OSX every day so know my way around it - my question is whether I can take either (or both) of the perfectly working drives out of the old PC and pop them into a USB enclosure(s) and have them still work?

I will post a question separately in the mac forum too but here I am questioning if the hardware will retain its functionality when removed from the host PC.

Cheers

Coopervid
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Re: Place fully flashed and working drive into external - work?

Post by Coopervid » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:29 pm

Yes, they will if the enclosure is capable to work with optical drives. Some don't.

replicant69
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Re: Place fully flashed and working drive into external - work?

Post by replicant69 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:29 am

Many thanks!
Yes I have got two of the OWC Mercury Pro enclosures on order.
Cheers

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Re: Place fully flashed and working drive into external - work?

Post by jonghotti » Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:42 am

replicant69 wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:29 am
Many thanks!
Yes I have got two of the OWC Mercury Pro enclosures on order.
Cheers
Those are, in my opinion, the highest quality enclosures you can get, good job!
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