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Digital Trends: Data recoverers finally crack the highly secure Apple M1 chip

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Digital Trends addresses the recent announcement by DriveSavers regarding data recovery from catastrophically damaged Apple M1 and T2 boards. Author Caleb Clark recognizes that successfully transplanting chips from a faulty logic board to a functional one is “quite a feat” considering the security measures that Apple has in place.

Author: Caleb Clark, Editor for Digital Trends

So, in order to access the M1 SSD, the data engineers had to remove the SoC from the faulty logic board and reattach it to a functioning one, all while nailing every micro-component needed to allow the logic board and the system components to communicate. It no doubt took a lot of trial and error, but this is a big step for data recovery on Macs.

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