Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Porkchop Sandwich, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. Porkchop Sandwich macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2017
    I have a spare PCIe-based drive that was salvaged from a late 2013 rMBP that went tits-up on me (512gb Samsung if memory serves). I’d like to place it into an external USB-C enclosure and I’m hoping to solicit recommendation for one from the community. Cheaper is better, but junk not welcome.

    Many thanks.
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Here's a USB 3.0 example - https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MAU3ENPRPCI/
    Unfortunately, not cheap. More than I would be willing to pay, but nice case anyway.

    Keep in mind that the Apple drive has a proprietary PCIe connection, so you are limited in what that card can be used in. The OWC enclosure should at least work.
    If you go with OWC, contact their support. I THINK they have a USB-3.1 enclosure, but can't find it on their site.
  3. Porkchop Sandwich, Apr 4, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2017

    Porkchop Sandwich thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2017
    Thank you DM..a bit more than I'd like to spend for such a thing but it appears choices are limited. Guess I'll pick one up lest the usable drive going to waste.

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