This case covers a customer who was located in Niskayuna, NY who reached ourfor data recovery of a MacBook Pro Early 2013. This SSD used the Apple proprietary 7+17 Pin connector. The Generation 2A drives were manufactured by Samsung and SanDisk for Apple. This drive happens to be a SanDisk 512GB 7+17 Pin (512GB ORBTS 655-1801B). While the customer had the MacBook Pro Early 2013, the Mid 2012 drives pretty much the same.
Initial Failure and Diagnostic
The clients MacBook stopped booting and he was looking to recover the date. I was able to interface a data recovery PC to the proprietary 7+17 interface. After the initial diagnostic of the drive it showed the drive had good hardware health and that this case was only a software recover.
I was then able to make a clone or exact copy of the drive.
Retrieving the Customers Files
I was able to run data recovery software against the clone and recover all the customers files and place them on a new 1TB external hard drive. The new 1TB return media and the original drive were returned to the customer.
I specialize in mac data recovery from logically and physically failed Apple Devices such as the Apple MacBook, iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro including proprietary connectors. I offer hardware recoveries and have specialized software utilities for getting data back on macOS.
Results were 100% Data Recovered
Overall, ~595,000 files were on the drive and all were recovered totaling 461GB. Then end result was 100% of the files were recovered and 100% of the files the customer needed were recover.
The customer had photos going back 8 years on the drive (2012-2020) and various documents they needed.
*note this is royalty free stock photo showing a family picture and not an actual customer image.
Drive: SanDisk 512GB 7+17 Pin SD5SL2-512G-1205E (512GB ORBTS 655-1801B)
Recovery Percentage: 100%
Clients Response: The client was amazed the outcome, professionalism and they can proudly give a recommendation for my data recovery services.