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Macbook Pro SSD

Just wondering if there is any way I can access my files from my Macbook SSD without the actual Macbook. Are there any recommended SSD enclosures that I can plug the ssd in and access my files through another laptop? My Macbook no longer turns on and I'm planning to buy a new laptop so prefer not to spend money to fix it if i can access the SSD another way.

This is a mid 2010 macbook pro running lion.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Mid 2010 MacBook Pro SSD is a piece of cake. A $25 USB 3 enclosure for 2.5" SATA drives should work, as the 2010 uses a standard SATA drive.

Or you can get a $25 USB 3 SATA dock.
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EugW wrote: Mid 2010 MacBook Pro SSD is a piece of cake. A $25 USB 3 enclosure for 2.5" SATA drives should work, as the 2010 uses a standard SATA drive.

Or you can get a $25 USB 3 SATA dock.
Thanks. Is this good enough?

https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-External-E ... NrPXRydWU=

So if I plug this into any computer, I can access my files right away? I thought it being formatted in a Mac system would give be a headache to access my files but I guess not?
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Legion021 wrote: Thanks. Is this good enough?

https://www.amazon.ca/UGREEN-External-E ... NrPXRydWU=

So if I plug this into any computer, I can access my files right away? I thought it being formatted in a Mac system would give be a headache to access my files but I guess not?
I guess you'll have to try the enclosure and see. Should work, but I've never used that one. (The Orico dock I use is like 3 years old now and probably discontinued.) Just make sure the store you buy from has a reasonable return policy.

Not sure if Paragon still has a free trial for Apple HFS+ support for Windows. Their software costs $25 otherwise. Try downloading the software to see if it includes the trial:

https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/

There is also this free app, but I don't know how well it works:

http://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/

Also, Apple has Boot Camp drivers for Windows support that could work but the install process seems a little involved.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/com ... indows_10/
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Sep 20, 2011
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EugW wrote: I guess you'll have to try the enclosure and see. Should work, but I've never used that one. (The Orico dock I use is like 3 years old now and probably discontinued.) Just make sure the store you buy from has a reasonable return policy.

Not sure if Paragon still has a free trial for Apple HFS+ support for Windows. Their software costs $25 otherwise. Try downloading the software to see if it includes the trial:

https://www.paragon-software.com/home/hfs-windows/

There is also this free app, but I don't know how well it works:

http://www.catacombae.org/hfsexplorer/

Also, Apple has Boot Camp drivers for Windows support that could work but the install process seems a little involved.

https://www.reddit.com/r/hackintosh/com ... indows_10/
Thanks for the info. I have prime so return is no issue. Hopefully it'll just work with no headache.

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