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turn my hard drive in a bootable external

Hi there,

I have receiving just found out that i need to replace my logic board in my Macbook Air (original). This is expensive, therefore, i want to turn the hard drive into an external. so that i can boot my data from my macbook pro..

i have the device to do this for my external from my macbook pro, but i have been told the hard-drive for the Macbook Air is different, therefore, the deveice does not work for the hard drive from the macbook air. Please could you inform me in which accessory i need to buy?

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The original MacBook Air has a ZIF/PATA interface, not the more common SATA interface used in later MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, etc.

The only place I could find an external USB enclosure for ZIF/PATA drives from original MBAs is Other World Computing, part number SMBAZIFENC.


Two additional enclosures:

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You'd need to use an external powered USB hub to connect your drive... the USB bus on the Macbook Air can not power that external case.

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Micro SATA Cables makes a LIF to SATA Adapter

add an enclosure like

worked for me just fine. The 1.8 is loose inside the enclosure though if you need to use it as a portable you may need to pad it a bit.

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