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External case for internal hard drive

MacBook Air 13" Mid 2009


My MacBook Air just break down... I was said that it could the logic board...

I already bought a new MB Air, and the problem is how do I retrieve all my data from the old drive into the new...

No target mode, no ethernet, don't know how to do...

I thought using an external case compatible with le connector of the internal drive...

If anybody has an idea...

Thank you for your help...

Best regards


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If your machine does not have an SATA connector:

A. You have misidentified your machine, go here and enter your serial number to find out what you have:

B. It is most likely a ZIF drive. This would work:

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Hi Mayer !

Thank you so much for your answer !

I already checked my computer (MBA 13" mid 2009) so the most likely answer is B :))

I'll order the HD case and I hope everything will be fine !

Thank you again !


Keep an eye on this question for an alternative to a hard drive: Options for a SSD upgrade


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You system uses a SATA interface so all you need to get is an USB HD case to hold it.

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Thank you for your answer :)

I'm not sure about the SATA interface... I already opened my MBAir and the HD has what seems to be a special connector.

You may have a look to this link to see what I'm talking about... :

MacBook Air (Late 2008-Mid 2009) Hard Drive Cable

The connector is very small and rather flat.

It doesn't look like the common connectors.

Or maybe I don't look at the right USB HD cases...

If you have another idea...

Thank you again for your help :)


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