One of the things we do is digital forensics. That may mean recovering data from "dead" drives or otherwise inaccessible hardware. Well, if you want to buy an Apple product, you may not be able to recover data from a crapped out drive. According to a report by BGR, spending all your hard earned dollars on an MacBook Pro does not give you any greater access to your information.
Multiple sources claim that data cannot be recovered if the logic board has failed on a 2018 MacBook Pro. If the notebook is still functioning, data can be transferred to another Mac by booting the system in Target Disk Mode, and using Migration Assistant, which is the standard process that relies on Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The data recovery port was likely removed because 2018 MacBook Pro models feature Apple's custom T2 chip, which provides hardware encryption for the SSD storage, like the iMac Pro, our sources said.
So when Apple decide to directly solder the SSD drive to the motherboard, users have no option but to pay a ton of money to Apple to access hardware that would otherwise be accessible for a much more reasonable amount of money from other sources.
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