I ripped a perfectly fine SSD out of a Macbook with a broken display.
So far, all my attempts to access the file system on the SSD have failed.
- I've tried to put in a nearly identical Macbook. This Macbook booted into recovery mode but I was unable to access the SSD's filesystem from there. (Specifically, following this answer didn't work as the output of
diskutil listdoes not include any lvUUID)
- I've tried to boot from the SSD on the nearly identical Macbook. The SSD isn't even an option in the boot menu.
- I've connected the SSD via a USB to SATA connecter to my main computer. I am still unable to mount the SSD as the option for "mount" in disk utility is greyed out.
Note: I need to access this SSD so that its files have names. While programs like photorec will recover data from the SSD, they will give the files random names i.e. f2839048.png.
How do I mount this SSD so that I can browse it normally?
Here's the output of
diskutil list on my new Macbook. The SSD in question is hooked up externally.
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme 121.3 GB disk0 1: EFI EFI 314.6 MB disk0s1 2: Apple_APFS Container disk1 121.0 GB disk0s2 /dev/disk1 (synthesized): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: APFS Container Scheme - +121.0 GB disk1 Physical Store disk0s2 1: APFS Volume Macintosh HD 72.5 GB disk1s1 2: APFS Volume Preboot 45.6 MB disk1s2 3: APFS Volume Recovery 522.7 MB disk1s3 4: APFS Volume VM 4.3 GB disk1s4 /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme *250.1 GB disk2 1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk2s1 2: Apple_HFS Macintosh HD 249.2 GB disk2s2 3: Apple_Boot Recovery HD 650.0 MB disk2s3
disk2 is the SSD that I'm having trouble accessing.
The SSD was indeed corrupted. I ended up using Photorec to get all relevant files and sifted through them to get what I needed.