How can I retrieve data from a MacAir 2013 13" SSD

I need to recover data from a 2013 MacAir 13" SSD.  I have a PCIe adapter that the SSD fits into.  Now I need a PCIe to USB adapter.  I purchased the below linked adapter but the USB interface is just cabling.  Nothing about it is USB other than the physical connection.

I don't have a Mac that I could insert the PCIe SSD adapter into so I need the USB capability if possible.  I ordered a few adapter that connect via SATA but none fit the SSD.  Thanks in advance.  Please link to something on Amazon if possible.

SSD to PCIe adapter  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TGRNLBI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

What I thought would connect the above device to via USB  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IKT1OGM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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matrix8086Commented:
There are small racks, with the shape of an external HDD, where fits inside 2.5 inches SATA HDD and you can connect it to USB
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matrix8086Commented:
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
^^Thanks but those won't work for the MacAir SSD.
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Michael DyerSenior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
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matrix8086Commented:
Why it wont work? As far as I know, there is only a model of iMac with a special sensor port for HDD fan which cannot be replaced with ordinary HDD. In fact, the rest of HDD's from Macs are ordinary
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Please read the description.  I stated I'm working with a MacAir 13" 2013.  This is a laptop.  Also take note of the image I uploaded in my reply to your original comment.
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Michael Dyer, this adapter will not work with the SSD in a 2013 and I do agree that using this type of adapter with a SATA to USB connector is preferred.  However, I can't find one to fit the SSD I'm using.
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strungCommented:
Will the Air boot into Target Disk Mode?  See:  https://support.apple.com/kb/PH13842?locale=en_US

If so, you may be able simply to connect another Mac to the Air by a thunderbolt cable and transfer data as per the link above.
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
No.  Water damage.  Logic board and keyboard are toast.  Didn't make it to the SSD though.
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matrix8086Commented:
1namyln: You're wrong! The SATA connector type is the same even if the shape of HDD is unusual!

Good luck!
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Michael DyerSenior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
I'm not finding anything that will work with that drive - perhaps you need to find a desktop computer that will accept the adapter you have and use that to copy the files off to an external USB drive.
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Found this but was hoping not to spend $140.  Gotta have it though...
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
The OWC link I listed, once I retrieve the files I want.  Can I format that SSD in the enclosure and use it in Windows OS?  Wasn't sure if the SSD was compatible with Windows OS.
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
matrix8086, if you can explain to me how I can make it work I'm happy to listen.  I don't know how I could make the enclosure work with a PCIe SSD that is installed in a MacAir 2013 laptop.  Your suggestion is preferred as its much less than $140.
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Michael DyerSenior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Can't say if that one will work.  That said I've purchased a 2011 model and 2012 model, neither fit.  It almost fits but the divider is just a little off.
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Michael DyerSenior Systems Support AnalystCommented:
it looks like a lot of those adapters are made by Sintech Electronic CO.,LTD - maybe you could shoot them an email and see if they have anything that would work

http://www.pc-adapter.net/page/contact.html
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
^^Hah!  A genius!  Looks like this one would work.  Now to find it..
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strungCommented:
See my link immediately before your last post.
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
The above comment was meant for Dyer but your both Geniuses I see.  :)
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1namylnAuthor Commented:
Perfect.  Thanks.
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