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I wonder if the SSD with the connector shows below can be plugged it into my PC.

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  • @Hennes I disagree with you editing out the link, that was useful to identify the drive. – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 21:27
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    For future reference, a bit more information would be appreciated. Things like what is the make and model of the SSD in question? What is your "PC"? A laptop? A tower? Running Windows? Linux? OSX? PC is usually not used for Macs but you have tagged this question with the Mac tag. I guess this is a MacBook Air's SSD but it would be nice to know. – terdon Feb 2 '13 at 21:37
  • Well basicly I can connect it to a Mac or a PC, I just need to connect the MBA's memory to the machine – issac Feb 2 '13 at 21:40
  • @issac There's actually a much easier solution to your problem if you have another mac with Thunderbolt and a cable: Target disk mode (support.apple.com/kb/PH10725). – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 21:42
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    As long as you have the T key working and it boots, to my knowledge target disk should work, but I have an ancient mac so I haven't tried – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 21:49
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Apple uses their own non-standard connectors for SSDs for some reason, so it won't work unless someone out there is making an adapter for them, which I doubt there is.

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  • Only one company as far as I can tell is making the enclosures, but it's out of my price range including shipping and everything. – issac Feb 2 '13 at 21:42
  • There are a few more for example; the only issue is finding what works – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 23:08
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The OCZ Envoy enclosure you linked to can use a MBA drive as external storage for a PC, but the connector is custom-designed by Apple, so it won't fit inside your PC, sorry.

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  • That's a tiny bit out of my budget, surely there's one avalible on the market – issac Feb 2 '13 at 21:24
  • Are you looking to connect a drive you already have? If so, eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/MAU3ENVOY12 comes without a drive. Do make sure it;s a 2012 drive instead of 2011, though. – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 21:26
  • Or are you looking to buy an entire external SSD? In which case there are much cheaper options. – Marcus Chan Feb 2 '13 at 21:28
  • I'm just looking to connect that to my PC to extract some files because my current MBA screen is broken, I have some pictures that weren't backed up so I NEED some how to get the files – issac Feb 2 '13 at 21:32
  • Thank's, at the moment I'm looking at all the possibilities at the moment. – issac Feb 2 '13 at 21:36

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