Hard Drive Technologies

Reviews, Guides, Tips and Recovery of Hard Disk Drive Data

How to Recover Data from any Mac Macbook ,iMac, Mac Pro, Mac Mini

November 27, 2017 Jon 16 Comments

How to recover Mac data on any Mac, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, Mac Pro.

The hard drive can be removed on any Mac desktop or laptop even after liquid damage. Once removed an adapter can be used to extract data from the disk.

This is possible on all Mac models and types.

A table that contain every adapter type for every Mac made since 2008 up to 2015 is located here:


In the video above, we cover how to remove a hard drive from any Mac and recover the data.

We also cover how to recover permanently deleted files. Learn how to recover deleted files even after the trash can has been emptied.

If you enjoyed this video, please hit link and subscribe to our Youtube channel.

Note: If a disk has completely crashed and is unmountable or undiscoverable by the built in OS X Disk Utility, then the data on that disk can not be recovered.

If you enjoyed this video, please hit like and subscribe to our channel.
Video Rating: / 5

Similar Posts:


Previous Post

Next Post


  1. Gowtham Pandian
    November 27, 2017 - 3:13 am

    Mine is late 2015 air… Will the convertor work

  2. TRMC
    November 27, 2017 - 3:32 am

    This is an awesome video will it also work if your x did an iCloud erase all reboot to your iMac??

  3. canned_doughnuts _
    November 27, 2017 - 4:12 am

    Actually useful 👍

  4. PykaDesign
    November 27, 2017 - 4:36 am

    Does the small 2013-2015 version still use a SATA to USB cable? How do I connect that adapter to another MacBook to see if it is recoverable?

  5. PykaDesign
    November 27, 2017 - 5:16 am

    My disk is completely undiscoverable by the built in OS X Disk utility, like you mentioned in the video description. Is there a chance replacing the ssd will mean my MacBook Pro early 2015 will work again? If so what ssd would I need to buy and is it a risk in case the motherboard fries the new ssd? The mac was water damaged. Thank you 🙂

  6. Anna Wallace
    November 27, 2017 - 5:41 am

    Hi – thanks so much for this. By any file, do you mean things that were saved on the notepad?

  7. xmac
    November 27, 2017 - 6:35 am

    Is there anyway I can make it possible with a windows machine ? I mean a broken Macbook harddrive and a windows machine

  8. Monica Alexander
    November 27, 2017 - 7:20 am

    Can I use this adapter for a MacBook Pro 2013 13" Retina?


    I need to remove the hard drive as you instructed in this video, so that I can connect it to another computer to retrieve my files.  I have the SATA to USB cable, but I need this adapter TODAY and wanted to see if the one listed in the link I posted will work.


  9. aa b
    November 27, 2017 - 7:38 am

    Hey guys, I have a 2015 Macbook pro which I need to retrieve data for. I followed the video above and read comments below and bought the following:
    (1). 2013 MacBook Pro + Air SSD to M.2 NGFF adapter card – For 12+16 pin SSD
    (2). StarTech.com M.2 SSD to 2.5in SATA Adapter Converter – NGFF SSD to 2.5in SATA Converter Adapter with Open Frame Housing and 7mm Height
    (3). StarTech.com USB 3.1 (10Gbps) Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD/HDD Drives – Supports SATA III (6 Gbps) – USB Powered

    I can connect the SSD card to (1) and I can connect (2) and (3) no problem. But (1) and (2) have pins that are in reverse to each other and I can't see how they are compatible. I can't flip (1) to align the pins, because of the metal casing that holds the SSD card.

    Can you please help as I am totally stuck.

  10. Ron Cecchetti
    November 27, 2017 - 7:57 am

    it's not letting me click next

  11. Tayton Torson
    November 27, 2017 - 8:50 am

    Great video, Guys!

  12. Oskar Dodic
    November 27, 2017 - 9:26 am

    Can I use any sata to usb adapter or does it have to be a speial one.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Adapter-Card-to-M-2-NGFF-X4-for-2013-2014-2015-apple-MacBook-Air-A1465-A1466-SSD-/292068121286?hash=item44009ddac6:g:uBkAAOSwjL5ZJSEC this is the M.2 NGFF Pci-e that im buying

  13. Kobebrine
    November 27, 2017 - 10:05 am

    Also if I plug it in this way will that affect the operating system

  14. Kobebrine
    November 27, 2017 - 11:05 am

    Ok I have what would be called the "grey screen of death" which basically won't let me bypass the startup screen but my data is still on there because when I run disk repair it tells me at the bottom how many gigabytes I've used it it also fix itself but I really just want the data on there with that being said will that work and what's the name of that took you're using and where can I buy it

  15. Lacinsinna
    November 27, 2017 - 11:38 am

    Ok got the adapter, the hard drive and all the files are on the desk top of new Mac. Now how do I get them on to the new computer. They will not drag and drop. PS You left this part out of the video

  16. Lacinsinna
    November 27, 2017 - 11:56 am

    What adapter should I get for a 2010 MacBook Pro?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published / Required fields are marked *

Blue Captcha Image