USB Caddy for gum stick SSD recommendation plz

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Hey Now everyone... I'm supporting a decent sized population of MacBook pro's with my new company and today I have a failed/new MB pro that has a gum stick Samsung SSD: MZ-JPU512T/0A6.

Any recommendations on USB caddie/adapters that I can purchase to hook the drive into to try and access data?

*This MB Pro has a failed logic board and other issues, apple will only replace parts not get my data and they did not have a caddy to verify if drive is also down... figures from the neckbeards!

Thanks in advance and stay H@rD!!111 :cool:
 

MrGreg62

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Can you not just place the drive in another MB pro (sounds like you have more than one handy) and pull the required files from it?
 

Gman1979

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If he opens one of the MB Pros to put the drive in it would void the warranty. And the Apple staff won't do it in store for him either.
 

Impulse

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Maybe something like this to access it on a desktop?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/221591738684?_mwBanner=1

Or if Apple's using M.2 drives something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-External-Enclosure-Solid-SM2NGFFMBU33/dp/B00T8F298Y

Not saying either is guaranteed to work mind you, but there's definitely options out there.

What would void a warranty while opening a MPB btw? I've replaced the display assembly (the entire lid basically) on a first gen Retina and other than having to peel off a few things I later stuck back in (which I don't think you'd need to do to get to the SSD) I don't remember coming across anything that would scream voided warranty or reveal it's been opened up...
 

vr.

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i think an external option like usb wopuld be better for trouble shootings but not sure how smart is affected with the usb connection.

I believe the ability to read smart data can be affected by both the chipset and the smart reading software.

The adapter I linked has both internal sata and external usb 2 option.
 

SomeGuy133

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I believe the ability to read smart data can be affected by both the chipset and the smart reading software.

The adapter I linked has both internal sata and external usb 2 option.

oh i didn't notice that. I am going to bookmark that :) Thanks for the correction

EDIT: It being a usb 2.0 dock kinda sucks though :/
 

Impulse

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I believe the ability to read smart data can be affected by both the chipset and the smart reading software.

The adapter I linked has both internal sata and external usb 2 option.

It's also mSATA... Is M.2 backwards compatible with that or something? I don't think Apple has used mSATA drives for a while, could be wrong. First they went proprietary then they might've gone M.2 for their small SSDs...
 

SomeGuy133

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It's also mSATA... Is M.2 backwards compatible with that or something? I don't think Apple has used mSATA drives for a while, could be wrong. First they went proprietary then they might've gone M.2 for their small SSDs...

lawl your right. that won't work. I wonder if they got an updated version.
 

Impulse

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lawl your right. that won't work. I wonder if they got an updated version.

Ask the different storage options are getting far too confusing... Hopefully U.2 takes over soon, cable cost be damned. A mix of M.2 for laptops/mainstream use and M.2 + U.2 + SATA (for a while) seems perfectly reasonable moving forward. Yet Samsung just released some SATA Express drives, heh... :eek:
 
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