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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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USB connector for SSD

Hi all,

I'm selling an SSD that I no longer need but before removing it from my old MacBook I forgot to erase the data from it!

Would any one know if it's possible to connect the SSD to my new MacBook Air via a USB cable so that I can erase the data?

Here's the SSD: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2211594790...84.m1555.l2649

Thanks in advance!
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Old Dec 4, 2012, 01:43 PM   #2
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If you can find a USB - SATA dock you should be able to read/write to the SSD just like any HD. If so, you should be able to erase/format it.

Google "usb sata dock".
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If you can find a USB - SATA dock you should be able to read/write to the SSD just like any HD. If so, you should be able to erase/format it.

Google "usb sata dock".
Thanks!

Would this work? Or does it explicitly have to be for an SSD?
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Thanks!

Would this work? Or does it explicitly have to be for an SSD?
It would work regardless of being an SSD or HDD, as only the interface/connector matters, and with HDDs and SSDs it is the same, namely an S-ATA interface. Docks can be had for 20 to 30 , enclosures for 2.5" S-ATA HDDs/SSDs with an USB interface can be had for 10 .
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