Data recovery for new models 2016+


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the reason everyone using it "once in a year" is that there's some apple warranty stuck to 2016 and 2017 models. wait a year or two and you will see how people look at you when you say something like "of course, Sir/Mam, i will transfer your data to this refurbished macbook and you may take it as a temporary device during my repair". believe me, there's nothing better than seeing Apple fan, numb from your "unauthorized service".

Well shit, I bought one.


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It should simply mount as a volume in Finder or disk utility.

the reason everyone using it....

Do you happen to know if this uses UAS, BOT or both protocols. The reason I ask is we are thinking about ordering a PCIe USB 3.1 card with an ASMedia ASM1142 chipset which does not support UASP.

Connecting this device directly to the iMac USB C worked fine when tested, but as I don't have a 2016+ MBP about at the moment I can't look again to see if the device is attached to IOUSBAttachedSCSI.kext or not.

If it works, it will avoid having to keep a 2016+ machine in house as the iMac we tested the data recovery box on is not a shop machine.
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well, the time is not come yet. the closest point to a real use case was showing my customer this box and telling him not to buy MBP 2016+.
i might be wrong but asm1142 supports uasp since rev 1.1


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well, the time is not come yet. the closest point to a real use case was showing my customer this box and telling him not to buy MBP 2016+.
i might be wrong but asm1142 supports uasp since rev 1.1

We've got POS a 12" Retina at work now and the 2017 iMac at home. Can't get the USB-C card in the UK for a resonable price. I'll just keep the 12" here. so far it's been a waste of money buying this data recovery thing but we'll see what happens as more of these machines start coming in.

The card I was looking at had specs on the website and stated that the chip does not support UASP..... But who knows.

Thanks for the reply


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♦General Description
ASM1142 is an ASMedia first Universal Serial Bus 3.1 host controller, compliant with Intel eXtensible Hot Controller Interface specification revision 1.1, bridging PCI Express interface to two ports of USB3.1, up to 10Gbps high speed bandwidth, backward compatible with legacy USB function and devices. It can configure PCI Express as Gen2x2 or Gen3x1, compliant with USB Attach SCSI Protocol revision 1.0, supporting the functions of debugport.

ASM1142 integrates ASMedia self-designed PCI Express/USB 3.1 PHY, and it also integrates two internal regulators to supply normal core power and suspend core power, supporting the driver on Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1 and various Linux Kernels. The application of ASM1142 includes Motherboard, Desktop PC, Notebooks, Workstations, Servers, Add-in card, PCI Express based embedded platform.

►General Feature
• Bridge PCI Express to USB 3.1
• Upload firmware through BIOS or external SPI ROM
• External 20MHz differential crystal
• Overclock capability on PCI Express bus under asynchronous mode
• integrate Spread Spectrum controller for PCI Express and USB3.1 interface
• Integrate two regulators for normal core power supply and suspend core power supply
• Support driver on Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1
• Support various Linux Kernels

►PCI Express Feature
• Support PCI Express Gen2x2 or Gen3x1
• Up to 10Gbps bandwidth performance with low latency
• Support PCI Express Link power management
• Compliant with PCI Express Base 3.0 Specification
• Compliant with PCI Express card Electromechanical 2.0 specification
• Compliant with PCI Express Mini Card Electromechanical 1.2 specification
• Compliant with Express Card Standard Revision 2.0
• Compliant with PCI Bus Power Management Interface Specification Revision 1.2
• Compliant with PCI Local Bus Specification Revision 3.0
• Support overclocking capability on PCI Express interface

►USB Feature
• Support two port of USB3.1
• Compliant with Universal Serial Bus 3.1 Specification Revision 1.0
• Compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 2.0
• Compliant with eXtensible Host Controller Interface specification Revision 1.1
• Compliant with USB Attached SCSI Protocol Revision 1.0
• Support USB3.1 and USB2.0 Link Power Management
• Support Control, Bulk, Stream, Interrupt, Isochronous transfer type
• Support independent port power control
• Support over current detection
• Support Remote/Wakeup event
• Backward compatible with Legacy USB function and device
• Support the Debugport

♦Package Type
• Green package 9x9 QFN64 (Pb-free)-RoHS Compliance
yup, it s a waste of money so far, however i do not think that it would get any cheaper and that's the only way to get data besides the repair. i use a macbook 2014 PCI-e to SSD adapter ~1-3 times a month and i do not see any reason why i would not need this fancy shitbox when solderedSSD macbook comes out of the warranty.

I am always using Apple SSD adapters made by Kalea Informatique, works as expected. they have a pretty cheap asm1142 device but idk if it supports UASP since description is pretty stub. i guess i'll buy one just in case.
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