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I need to know what sort of external enclosure to use for the SSD

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I have an Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-Inch (Late 2013), - ME088LL/A - iMac14,2 - A1419 - 2639.

Dead unit.

No internal hard drive, just a 512GB SSD.

Without opening it yet, I'm assuming the SSD is living in the SSD slot on the back of the logic board, as opposed to the easier-to-access hard drive slot.  More work for me.  Oh, well...

I need to pull the 512GB SSD that's in it, and get access to the data.

I am wondering what pin-outs I'm potentially looking at on the SSD - 24, 26? - and what enclosures/cables might work with the SSD to access it from another computer.

Connection could go from the SSD to USB for instance, or from the SSD to SATA.

Time is somewhat crucial here, and I'd like to keep the adapter cost below say, $70 as this will be a one-off.

Many thanks in advance.

=== Update (08/24/2017) ===

From the provided link:  "IMPORTANT NOTE: Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in the 2012 / early 2013 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display models only and NOT for use with any other SSD modules, including the OWC Aura and Aura Pro 6g SSDs."

iMac not mentioned.

I asked OWC about any adapters they might have; their response:

Evan M (August 24, 2017 at 4:26:37 PM MDT): Hello Kurt, I would be more than happy to assist you today. Is the SSD inside a 2.5" SSD?

Me (August 24, 2017 at 4:29:27 PM MDT): Well, as stated - without opening it yet, I'm assuming the SSD is living in the SSD slot on the back of the logic board.  It looks to be a non-standard connector, possibly PCIe.

Evan M (August 24, 2017 at 4:31:04 PM MDT): Apple uses non standard PCIe SSDs for their Macs.  Unfortunately, we do not have a guide or method of removing/replacing the PSSD inside of this mac model, as it may be soldered to the logic board. For assistance and questions regarding this, we recommend contacting Apple Support.

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iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

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Edit by: kurt scherffius ,

Title:

I need to know what sort of external enclosure to use for the SSD

Text:

I have an Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-Inch (Late 2013), - ME088LL/A - iMac14,2 - A1419 - 2639.
 
Dead unit.
 
No internal hard drive, just a 512GB SSD.
 
Without opening it yet, I'm assuming the SSD is living in the SSD slot on the back of the logic board, as opposed to the easier-to-access hard drive slot. More work for me. Oh, well...
 
I need to pull the 512GB SSD that's in it, and get access to the data.
 
I am wondering what pin-outs I'm potentially looking at on the SSD - 24, 26? - and what enclosures/cables might work with the SSD to access it from another computer.
 
Connection could go from the SSD to USB for instance, or from the SSD to SATA.
 
Time is somewhat crucial here, and I'd like to keep the adapter cost below say, $70 as this will be a one-off.
 
Many thanks in advance.
 
=== Update (08/24/2017) ===
 
From the provided link: "IMPORTANT NOTE: Compatible with the Flash SSD module used in the 2012 / early 2013 13" and 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display models only and NOT for use with any other SSD modules, including the OWC Aura and Aura Pro 6g SSDs."
 
iMac not mentioned.
 
I asked OWC about any adapters they might have; their response:
 
Evan M (August 24, 2017 at 4:26:37 PM MDT): Hello Kurt, I would be more than happy to assist you today. Is the SSD inside a 2.5" SSD?
 
Me (August 24, 2017 at 4:29:27 PM MDT): Well, as stated - without opening it yet, I'm assuming the SSD is living in the SSD slot on the back of the logic board. It looks to be a non-standard connector, possibly PCIe.
 
Evan M (August 24, 2017 at 4:31:04 PM MDT): Apple uses non standard PCIe SSDs for their Macs. Unfortunately, we do not have a guide or method of removing/replacing the PSSD inside of this mac model, as it may be soldered to the logic board. For assistance and questions regarding this, we recommend contacting Apple Support.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

Status:

open

Original post by: kurt scherffius ,

Title:

I need to know what sort of external enclosure to use for the SSD

Text:

I have an Apple iMac "Core i5" 3.2 27-Inch (Late 2013), - ME088LL/A - iMac14,2 - A1419 - 2639.

Dead unit.

No internal hard drive, just a 512GB SSD.

Without opening it yet, I'm assuming the SSD is living in the SSD slot on the back of the logic board, as opposed to the easier-to-access hard drive slot.  More work for me.  Oh, well...

I need to pull the 512GB SSD that's in it, and get access to the data.

I am wondering what pin-outs I'm potentially looking at on the SSD - 24, 26? - and what enclosures/cables might work with the SSD to access it from another computer.

Connection could go from the SSD to USB for instance, or from the SSD to SATA.

Time is somewhat crucial here, and I'd like to keep the adapter cost below say, $70 as this will be a one-off.

Many thanks in advance.

Device:

iMac Intel 27" EMC 2546

Status:

open