[clug] Mac SSD

Alex Ferrara alex at receptiveit.com.au
Thu Jan 4 05:29:33 UTC 2018

Hi Luke,

Yes, it would be completely viable to do this. Unfortunately I don’t have a laptop with the right port available to me.

Alex Ferrara
Receptive IT Solutions

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> On 4 Jan 2018, at 4:01 pm, Luke Mewburn <lukem-clug at mewburn.net> wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 04, 2018 at 12:53:32PM +1100, Alex Ferrara via linux wrote:
>  | Hi folks,
>  | 
>  | I have an SSD out of a 2013 MacBook Air that I would like to get
>  | some data off. It is a PCIe 2x card, and not the usual small SSD
>  | format.
>  | 
>  | Does anyone have an adapter I can borrow, or know where I can get one?
> Is it viable to installing the SSD back into a similar model Macbook Air, 
> and run the system in target disk mode (boot with T (?) held?)
> I'm pretty sure the disk appears as a normal firewire or thunderbolt
> drive to the host system, so you could then just dd the raw data (or
> whatever).
> I have migrated data succesfully between various Macs using this
> technique, and have accumulated a collection of Thunderbolt and
> other cables/adapters over time.
> If you're really stuck for access to a similar model Macbook Air,
> I have a couple of almost-surplus-to-requirements MBA 11" models
> that I could work with you to use for data transfer (in Canberra).
> cheers,
> Luke.

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