macbook air internal ssd HELP!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by moey2k2001, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. moey2k2001 macrumors member

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    Hi there

    I have a problem with my MacBook air 11 inch that I bought in July 2013.

    The Macbook was damaged while I was Spinning at the club. Someone spilled red wine on it. I opened it up and disconnected the battery and took out the SSD!

    I am looking for a USB enclosure so I could use the SSD as an external and start it up from a different mac or else copy some info from the old drive. (obviously supposing it is not damaged but I think it shouldnt be)

    Any links or names and specification of what kjnd of box I should look for would be greatful.

    PLEASE PLEASE help!
    Thank you.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Both OWC and Transcend make an external enclosure for those little blade drives in the Air models, but I just checked both web sites and they both only support up to the 2012 models. I don't see an enclosure listed for the 2013. I have not seen anybody else selling these, so I think you may be out of luck.

    If you have another Mac with a Thunderbolt connection and a Thunderbolt cable you might be able to see the drive using target disk mode.
     
  3. Erdbeertorte macrumors demi-goddess

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    Yes, it seems target disk mode is the only way to try getting access to it.

    All MacBooks after the Early 2013 models came with a much faster PCI-E flash blade drive (M.2 SSD) instead of a M-SATA blade SSD.

    There are some adapters to use M.2 SSDs on a SATA connector and also on USB with another adaptor, but Apple sadly uses a special form factor so it does not fit in any of them and you also only can replace or upgrade it with one from another MacBook that uses the same type.
     
  4. moey2k2001 thread starter macrumors member

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    anyway yo try it? cannot us target mode as mac is damaged... so need yo ise flash somehow...
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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  6. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Crazy, but worth it for our service department. Most places will charge more just to plug in the drive since it's so specialized.
     
  7. keposhop macrumors newbie

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