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SSD Adapter for 2015 MacBook Air


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Posted 21 September 2016 - 01:08 AM

I am working on a 2015 MacBook Air for a client.  The user spilled liquid on the keyboard, and now it won't boot.  They took it to a Genius, whose repair quote was high enough that they decided to buy a new MBP instead.  I restored their data from a backup and they're in good shape now, but now I want to wipe the MBA's SSD to prevent any of their personal data from ending up in the wrong hands.  Two days later and I still can't find an adapter that will allow me to access the drive on another Mac (I don't have another 2015 MBA to use).  Do any of you know where I can find an adapter for this, so I can connect to it and wipe it?  Here are the specs:

 

MacBook Air Core i5 - Early 2015

Model #: A1466 (EMC 2925)

256GB SSD (Samsung model #: MZ-JPV256R/0A2)

The SSD has a 16 + 12 pin configuration on one side, and an 11 + 14 pin configuration on the other.

Link for reference: http://www.memory4less.com/samsung-ssd-mz-jpv256r-0a2

 

I know servicing Macs is very much a moving target since they're always changing their configurations, but this model has been out for a couple of years, and I'm a bit surprised that I can't find any SATA or USB adapters for it.  Any ideas how I can reliably wipe the drive without physically damaging it would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 28 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

Just a quick follow-up for anyone chasing a similar problem.  I ended up buying an adapter/enclosure from OWC (https://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/MAU3ENPRPCI), and it works really well. The enclosure is really nice, looking and feeling like it belongs with a MacBook.  That it works well and looks good doesn't completely justify the cost, but it helps a lot.






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