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All You Need To Know About SSD Card Data Recovery

15 Dec 2020, 08:02 GMT+10

Traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) may be the most commonly used portable storage devices, but solid state drives (SSDs) have steadily becoming more popular due to the myriad of advantages they have over traditional hard drives. SSDs use non-volatile memory chips, which can help improve loading speed and overall performance. They do not have any actual moving mechanical parts and are also comparatively lighter to carry around, which makes them a better alternative for younger students and coders.

A lot of people consider that since theoretically SSDs are better than HDDs because of the extra benefits, they are impervious to damage. This is completely wrong, since SSDs are also mechanical devices that have longevity as much as any HDD, but can always get damaged and suffer from data loss problems.

In case you lose data on an SSD, all is not lost, as long as you remain calm and approach recovering the data in a national manner. There are many software and services that can help you in recovering your lost SSD data. LuCie Rugged data recovery can be employed to get the best out of your damaged SSD.

How to detect SSD failures?

Unlike HDD device failures, it is significantly harder to detect SSD failures. Mostly, they simply stop operating completely, without showing visible signs like slowing down or whirring. There still exist some signs that can signal that your SSD is failing, such as:

  • Bad blocks- this is a common way to know that your SSD is malfunctioning. For an SSD, a bad block implies damaged or corrupted memory functions which do not allow the data storage or performance of retrieval functions. If you notice your applications are slowing down unnaturally, saving files is taking too long, system performance is decreasing while handling large files, it can indicate SSD failure.
  • Repeated crashing- if your operation system keeps rebooting continuously, or takes time to boot but has no problem rebooting later, your SSD might be failing. If short-term formatting still does not change anything, you should be careful and expect a device failure.

How to perform SSD data recovery?

The most common method to address this is formatting the SSD and re-downloading the operating system. In case the problem still persists, then any one of the following can be employed:

  • Power cycling the device- this works if the SSD was damaged due to a power failure. This process involves keeping the power turned on for a while and then turning off for a few seconds, in cycles, and then checking the status of the SSD.
  • Updating the firmware- the firmware of the SSD is integral to all hard drive operations, and if it is corrupted then the device may malfunction. Firmware update tools are available to check if the latest version is installed. In case the problem does not get fixed, professionals would need to be contacted.
  • Data recovery from SSDs is possible with the correct approach, as many data recovery programs have recovery wizards which can search for deleted files and restore partitions. Data recovery experts can also decrypt SSDs and recover data using their professional expertise.

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