Since the current previous generation, MacBooks Pro There is a crucial difference from all past models of the line (and well, most computers): the machine storage unit soldered to the logic board ie any repair to the computer that involves replacing the board means that you have a whole new storage unit when the pet returns from assistance.
At the time, the change raised some questions: So if my logic board fails and I don't have a backup, did my data go to the bag? For the previous generation of MacBook Pro, Apple solved this problem with a hidden connector on the connector board that was accessible only by authorized service personnel and, with the aid of a special accessory, transferred data from the SSD (if it was still functional). of course) for a brand new MacBook Pro.
Now, apparently, this no more the case.
In the iFixit disassembly of the new 13 ″ and 15 ″ MacBooks Pro, the firm detected that the special connector on the logic board was no longer present in the new models. O MacRumorsthen contacted some sources within Apple Authorized Service Centers and confirmed that the latest versions of the machine do not support the data transfer accessory in other words if your logic board fails and you do not have one. backup you can say goodbye to your files.
The only chance you can recover your data if your MacBook Pro is still minimally functional enough to boot in Target Disk In this case, the computer works as a kind of external drive and you can connect it to another machine through the Thunderbolt 3 port to transfer your files. Otherwise, nothing done.
Apple, of course, did not comment on the case, and therefore it is not possible to know for certain the reason for the withdrawal. It is speculated, however, that change has to do with the introduction of T2 security chip: The component is responsible, among other things, for encrypting data present on the internal storage drive of the new MacBooks Pro by default. Therefore, an external accessory could not theoretically retrieve this data without an authentication of the chip itself (which in this case would be inoperable).
O MacRumors He also found that internal documentation for stores and CSAAs directs technicians and vendors to encourage consumers to always back up with Time Machine – now this is the only way to have their data saved in the event of a general machine failure. The document also says that consumers who cannot recover their files can consult third party data recovery companies but no one specifies exactly how they could help.
Absurd, inconvenient or understandable? You who say.