Need to access a filevault encrypted fusion drive in a dead Mac
My iMac died (logic board and screen and I’m not interested in paying Apple $1000 in repairs) for a 5-year old machine. I have one (large) folder that’s not backed up properly and I would like to get my data off it. The trick is it’s on a filevault encrypted fusion drive.
I know the easiest ways to get the data (replacing the logic board for $350 and booting into target disk mode, or replacing the screen as well for another $180). I want a cheaper, viable alternative so I can spend the rest on a new machine. (Plus, Apple didn’t exactly do a full diagnostic so there could be other parts in need of repair, including the power supply.)
I’ve read that the ssd blade is just a cache, but the HDD can’t be read without it. One post suggested that if I put both blade and hdd in enclosures, a mac would automatically treat them as 1. Another indicated that I could hook up the HDD and use 3rd party software to read it, but it didn’t seem to have a lot of support and wasn’t addressing filevault.
I am trying to avoid spending $100 on an external enclosure for the blade which I’ll only use once, but if that’s what it takes…
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