We've just taken delivery of special equipment to enable the removal of the Apple Solid State Drive used in MacBook Airs and Retina MacBook Pros for the purpose of data recovery. Why would you need this?
Apple Macs are great quality and good investments in your productivity, but like all things electronic, accidents and breakdowns occur. We see a lot of water spilled on keyboards and when all your files for your job are on the SSD inside a non functioning Mac, you need to get to that data asap to meet deadlines etc. With this new equipment, we can get access to your files and allow you to keep working while your Mac is getting repaired or replaced.
Special housings for these non standard Apple drives are required as they do not use traditional SATA or mSATA connectors, thereby making data recovery difficult without the use of another similar machine to swap out the drives.
Our new drive enclosures are suitable for data recovery for the below Apple products that use proprietary (non standard) Apple Solid State drives.
MacBook Air 11" and 13":
Late 2010 - 64 GB, 128GB and 256GB models
Mid 2011 - 64GB, 128GB and 256GB models
Mid 2012 - 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB models
Retina MacBook Pro 13":
Mid 2012 - 256GB, 512GB and 768GB
Early 2013 - 256GB, 512GB and 756GB
Retina MacBook Pro 15"
2012 - 256GB, 512GB and 768GB
Early 2013 256GB, 512GB and 768GB
The Haswell update to MacBook Air (Mid 2013 onwards) and Retina MacBook Pro (Late 2013 onwards) brought with it another change to the solid state storage system. Newer Mid 2013 and onwards units use a PCIe connector and new blade design SSD and to date (2 July 2014) no aftermarket solution is available for data recovery on these newer drives. It should be noted that we know exactly what can be done for data recovery on these newer drives so contact us for further information on data recovery for mid 2013 and on wards MacBook Airs or retina Pros.
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