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Machine totalled but can I salvage the SSD?

Hi, I cleverly spilled a drink over the machine and killed the screen, keyboard and right side I/0 port. It still looks beautiful from the outside though. My question is that, assuming it still works, can the SSD be removed and used in another computer? I have a few older macs laying around including a late 2009 iMac and 2010 MacBook Pro.


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Use the 2010 as the 2009 may not be able to handle Sierra if that is the OS X you have installed. You can either use it internally or with an SATA to USB adapter or external enclosure.


I either didn't see that this was a Retina or the question got changed. It does use a blade so the external enclosure will need to be the original OWC Envoy enclosure.


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Mayer, I am probably wrong, but I thought this model used a PCIe SSD.


From my understanding each MacBook year they keep changing the PCIe SSD key in.

They keep using different notches and indents for the connector which means they won't fit in different years due to differences in connector.

If this was like 2.5inch hard drive based then yeah you can use them on any MacBook that utilses the 2.5 inch hard drive.


@pccheese, early /mid 2012 still used a SATA connections. Late 2012 early 2013 moved over to proprietary. It would probably be best to find out what model number this is.

@mayer core 2 duo (64-bit) can handle Sierra -- some 2010's do have this.


@pccheese when I posted this answer, I believe the machine was just listed as the standard 2012, not the Retina. You are correct, the Retina uses blades. I'll update my answer.


Why do you think the MacBook is totaled?


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Before considering it totaled you should review this guide.

MacBook water damage diagnostic

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