I have bought an OWC Aura SSD that I have used to expand the memory of my previous Macbook. Now, for various reasons, I would like to use the Aura SSD as an external drive. Is there any enclosure available which is compatible with it? Apparently, the Envoy enclosure it was delivered with is not - it is only intended to be used with the original Apple SSD. I found the following disclaimer in the product description:
"Important Note: The OWC Envoy enclosure has been specifically
designed for use ONLY with the factory SSD found installed in Apple
MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Retina display mid-2013 and later
models. Do NOT attempt to install or use the OWC Aura SSD in the Envoy
as you can damage the Aura drive, the Envoy enclosure or both and such
damage is not covered under warranty."
The CY USB 3.0 to 17+7pin SSD HDD to SATA 22Pin Hard Disk Cartridge Drive for Macbook Air Pro MD223 MD224 MD231 MD232 SSD available on Amazon for $16 worked for me. I had removed my OWC Aura 480 gb SSD from my mid-2012 Air that I was selling. As OWC stated, the Envoy would not work, but took a chance on this adapter from Amazon (which includes USB 3.0 cable worked. I plugged my USB-C adapter into the USB-3 cable and into my 2016 MacBook and DiskUtility recognized and allow me to erase and reformat as a new external drive. The adapter does not have a case...but who cares, it works and I now have 480gb's of usable SSD
I have a "OWC Aura" 1st edition (not the Pro, which is a NVMe. the older 2TB one with a power cable extended from it). If I knew what the voltage was that I needed to provide to it, I think I could get it connected to USB and then I would be able to reformat it. The 10.14.6 update hosed it and now when the OWC drive is connected to the computer it hangs on startup and recovery utility cannot be opened. NOTE: When the OEM Samsung drive is installed in my "Mac Pro", 10.14.6 works fine and in that case booting to recovery utility works.
So, If I knew either the voltage OR if there was a USB adapter that might work with it, then I think I could fix the drive.