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Original post by: Jon Ridley ,


Unfortunately, you cannot access the data via the external thunderbolt port.

The touch bar machines have a separate port on the logic board that allows data migration and transfers to another thunderbolt 3 machine, but you need a special tool developed by Apple to complete this transfer.

Its call the ‘Customer Migration Tool’ (CDM). But they cannot be ordered on their own as a part frustratingly.

An ASP will be able to do it for you, but they charge for data migrations onto a new machine.

This is what the kit looks like when in operation