I believe this is the drive Dominic is referring to:
It’s a Gen 5 referenced above, a proprietary SSD that has no adapters or enclosures that I can find.
Between Secure Boot, encryption and proprietary drives, Apple seems to be closing the door on data recovery. A drive or machine failure may well doom all data without a current backup.
Cody Henderson of BeetsTech posted an outstanding guide to Apple SSDs that includes a number of Gen 5 drives at the bottom of his list: The Ultimate Guide to Apple’s Proprietary SSDs
I have a MacBook Pro 2017 (Function keys) and I had an accident (water dropping) and the screen and connections are damaged. I couldn’t find affordable fixing, so right now is broken but the SSD works.
I bought a Lenovo A340-24IWL and I’d like to know if is possible to put the SSD from my broken MacBook Pro on this Lenovo A340? Do you have some enclosure or adapter to use this SSD on a PC?
Thank you very much for your response!!!
Basically if it was the water and your unit is in non-working condition, there is no way to tell whether your SSD survived or not without testing it in the working A1708. Said that and minding that there are no adapters of any kind for this particular interface your best bet will be to go to someone friendly who have working A1708 on hand and ask for help in transferring data to some other media, compatible with your current setup.
por Seff Ka
That's a non-starter completely. There is no SSD in a 2017 Macbook Pro that is removable! The storage is part of the logic board and completely non-removable or repairable!
Hi Tony, if you read all the other comments you’ll see others made the same mistake - the Function key version of the 2017 MBP does indeed have a removable SSD, the Touch Bar version has its SSD soldered to the motherboard. I have the function key version and am still looking for a solution. There are some sort of work around a but nothing good (as yet).
por Dominic Cazenove
Hi Dominic. This weekend I upgraded my MacBook Pro 2017 Function Keys with an Sabrent Rocket of 512 Gb from Amazon, with and adapter bought in Aliexpress of brand NFHK. For less than 100€ I have updated the original 128 Gb SSD to 512. In this link you can find more info:
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