Adapter for mid-2014 SSD to connect to new MBP?

djake80

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My mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15" logic board recently went out. I want to remove the SSD and connect it to a new Macbook Pro, but I don't really want to spend $100 on the OWA adapter just for a one-time use and was wondering if there are other adapters I can use to connect the SSD to a new Macbook Pro?

I've seen quite a few out there for way cheaper but can't tell exactly which one I would need. I just want to connect it to the new computer, migrate everything, and then wipe it and then sell the SSD along with the rest of the laptop for parts. Once I make the swap, I'll set up a cloud backup so this'll never happen again haha.

Thanks for any help!
 

treekram

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Hopefully somebody who has actually tried this can help you. However, if that doesn't happen, what you need is an adapter that switches from the key Apple uses to M key (search "apple ssd to m2 ngff adapter").

Then, if you have access to a PC with a PCIe M key slot that supports AHCI, you can either do a exact clone or get software that supports HFS+ (or APFS if that's what you have - I don't know if they have software out yet). Or maybe you have access to someone who has a hackintosh PC with a M key slot that supports AHCI.

If you can't get access to such a PC, then you need an enclosure:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/CY-Type-C-USB-C-USB-3-1-to-Nvme-AHCI-M-key-M-2-NGFF-PCI-E-2-Lane-SSD-Enclosure/372606248342

This is the cheapest enclosure I could find. Search for "m2 ngff ahci usb enclosure". The enclosure has to support AHCI. If it mentions SATA, it won't work. This one does both AHCI and NVMe.

If you go this route, hopefully the adapter fits in the enclosure and the enclosure works. A lot of these specialized electronics is shipped from China and can take some time.

In the end, you might be better off looking for a service shop that will do the transfer for you. You'd be guaranteed a good transfer if you negotiate that as a condition. If they charge you $50 it looks like it would be worth it for you since you need the data.
 
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CoastalOR

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My mid-2014 Macbook Pro 15" logic board recently went out. I want to remove the SSD and connect it to a new Macbook Pro, but I don't really want to spend $100 on the OWA adapter just for a one-time use and was wondering if there are other adapters I can use to connect the SSD to a new Macbook Pro?

I've seen quite a few out there for way cheaper but can't tell exactly which one I would need. I just want to connect it to the new computer, migrate everything, and then wipe it and then sell the SSD along with the rest of the laptop for parts. Once I make the swap, I'll set up a cloud backup so this'll never happen again haha.

Thanks for any help!
The only enclosure that I know of that works with the 2014 Apple factory-installed PCIe SSD is the OWC Envoy Pro enclosure that is more than you want to pay. The only other option is getting your data from a backup or placing your SSD in another working Mac that supports that SSD. Do you have access to any of the Macs listed in the OWC Envoy Pro link that supports your SSD?
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MAU3ENPRPCI/
 

djake80

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The only enclosure that I know of that works with the 2014 Apple factory-installed PCIe SSD is the OWC Envoy Pro enclosure that is more than you want to pay. The only other option is getting your data from a backup or placing your SSD in another working Mac that supports that SSD. Do you have access to any of the Macs listed in the OWC Envoy Pro link that supports your SSD?
https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MAU3ENPRPCI/
As of right now I don't think I do. My roommate does have a 13" Pro so I'll check it out and see if it's Late 2013 or Mid 2014. If so, I'll swap em out and setup a Time Machine. If not I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do.
 

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As of right now I don't think I do. My roommate does have a 13" Pro so I'll check it out and see if it's Late 2013 or Mid 2014. If so, I'll swap em out and setup a Time Machine. If not I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do.
If you can put your SSD in another Mac, then I would recommend Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) for a backup instead of TM. You will have a bootable clone with easier access to your files. CCC is fully functional for the 30 day trial.
 

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I have my envoy in my hands and would be more than happy to send it to you to use and send back. You will need to source the cable since I cannot find mine. I suspect it is a standard inexpensive cable.

PM me and I will provide my email address so you can send me your information. I will send it USPS two day flat rate small box.

Joe
 
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djake80

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I have my envoy in my hands and would be more than happy to send it to you to use and send back. You will need to source the cable since I cannot find mine. I suspect it is a standard inexpensive cable.

PM me and I will provide my email address so you can send me your information. I will send it USPS two day flat rate small box.

Joe
That would be so awesome! I'll send you a PM in a bit!
 

PROFESS0R

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Heading to the post office now. You should have it by Saturday. Text or PM me your phone number and I will send you the USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate Small Box tracking number.

Joe