Mac SSD S-ATA adapter that actually work...

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by komatsu, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    Can anyone recommend Mac SSD S-ATA or USB adaptors that actually work. I've bought some from Ebay and most just give the illusion of a dead disk when there would nothing wrong with disk?
     
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  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    The a1466 from mid-2013 to 2017 does not use a sata interface for the SSD. It uses a proprietary 12+16 pin pci-e interface.
     
  5. komatsu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know that.

    I'm asking for a recommendation for a PCI-e to S-ATA or USB Adapter.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    You want to put the internal SSD into a USB enclosure? If yes, you can get an enclosure from OWC but it's not cheap. I've never seen a pci-e to sata adapter for a MacBook SSD.
     
  7. komatsu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok cool OWC...anyone else, aside from OWC?

    (BTW, I normally have no problem with Ebay-bought components - they normally work out great - but for Mac SSDs adapters...different story)
     
  8. Audit13, Aug 6, 2019
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    Audit13 macrumors 601

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    You could try finding an adapter that converts the Apple SSD's connector to a standard m.2 pci-e layout and use a standard m.2 pci-e usb enclosure.
     

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