Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 4:37 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
I wouldn't worry about transferring too much from your old PowerBook to your new MacBook Pro - it's very unlikely that the old PPC applications will run.
However, if you want to transfer personal docs, music, etc., you should just get an enclosure (a cheap USB 2.0 enclosure like this one from OWC - have four of them now, two silver, two white) for the old drive and connect it to your MBP and copy whatever you like (excluding apps).
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 4:41 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
No its just music and pictures etc and didnt realise such a unit existed.
So my old hard drive just sits in this then connects via usb to to my new mac ?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 4:44 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
Note that the link refers to a SATA (serial ATA) enclosure - yours is probably an older PATA (parallel ATA) drive, and this enclosure should work for you:
If your drive has two blocks of large, visible pins on the edge, it's PATA. If it has two "blades", it's SATA.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 19, 2013 4:48 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
Yep. It takes about 30 seconds to assemble everything - but - hmm - that may not be the enclosure you need (let me check)... I don't know - I'm not sure that enclosure will work with an old PowerBook ATA-6 drive. I'm almost positive that it won't call OWC - http://eshop.macsales.com/ - and see what they may have in stock. You should be able to get an enclosure of some sort and then you'd just hook it up to your new machine and begin copying your music, pics, etc.
Give OWC a call... I just can't find the right enclosure on my own!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 12:28 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
Its got got two rows of pins on the end if that helps to determine the correct type
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 6:47 AM (in response to tonybassplayer)
So PATA. The product link I posted will work for you.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 2:47 PM (in response to tonybassplayer)
Picked one up for £10 today and all seems fine
Just need to download all the files I need and leave the rest.
Had an initial look round and cant find my iweb files yet so need to keep looking