Unfortunately my 2012 MacBook Air came off second best with a cup of coffee. Everything toasted except the SSD! As luck would have it, I have access to a 2011 MacBook Air (El Capitan) which I am now using. The only issue is I would like to get the data off the old one.
I have removed the SSD, purchased a SATA converter which I plug the SSD into, and then a SATA -> USB cable to plug this into the 2011 MacBook Air.
When I plug this in, the disk does not mount. From inside the OS I can
- See the SSD in Disk Utility however it won't let me mount (button disabled)
- Run First Aid, which runs successfully with no issues
From single-user mode, I have tried the following
fsck /dev/disk2s2- this says 'unknown volume signature : 0' and then gives a series of hex readouts
sudo fdisk /dev/disk2s2- this results in 4 rows, all of which have zeroes in every column entry