SSD DATA RECOVERY
Solid State Drives (SSDs) have become the new normal in today’s desktops, tablets, and laptops storage space. This is because they are faster, easier to produce, and since they have no moving parts, are less likely to fail.
However, a drive being less likely to fail doesn’t mean it is fool proof to data loss than standard (platter-driven) drives. Accidental deletion and software failures – both of which are not hardware related can lead to data loss.
So when one experiences data loss on an SSD, can there be any hope for recovery? Yes – there are several software and hardware tools available in Reboot Data Recovery’s arsenal to help with SSD data recovery.
Types of damages / failures that can occur
The following are some failure or damage types that can occur in SSD:
- LOGICALLY DAMAGED SSD / FAILED SSD DATA RECOVERY
This type of damage encompasses a broad range of situations that can result into data loss, but the media is completely sound. Some examples are deleted data (either accidentally or on purpose), data corruption by the Operating System, corruption of the written data due to error in firmware, or malicious software due to virus attack. In all these situations, data recovery is always done on clone media, which is made by a special piece of equipment in a Clean Room, in order to preserve original data integrity. Reboot Data Recovery is best positioned for this task.
- ELECTRONICALLY DAMAGED SSD
In this type of damage as the name suggests, data loss occurring as a result of power surges and faulty microcontrollers. Usually in this case, the media is sound and intact and fixing the microcontroller or changing it solves the problem. Reboot Data Recovery has some two decades of experience in this area and makes use of PC3000 SSD which allows us to access SSD data in technological mode based on if the SSD is supported in terms of controller make and model. We try to access the SSD in safe mode or via terminal based on the type of the SSD.
- PHYSICALLY DAMAGED SSD
This type of damage refers to any physical activity that can cause a block in the drive to go bad. This include severe hitting, crushing as in an accident, tremor, flooding and fire outbreaks. Our breadth of expertise and experience at Reboot Data Recovery places us ahead of the competition in issues like this. If the SSD controllers and memories are not encrypted, we can remove each chip carefully, dump each of the memories and regenerate translators to get data. We have done this successfully on many occasions and some of the testimonials on our page attest to this.
THE TRIM EFFECT ON SSD DATA RECOVERY
TRIM is a command in the Advanced Technology attachment command set that makes it possible for an operating system to inform an SSD which blocks of data are no longer in use and can be wiped internally. TRIM is very useful for the long term functionality of SSDs. However, it is noteworthy to state that anytime TRIM is used, data recovery software isn’t capable of functioning properly and data recovery chances from SSD are slim.
SSD DATA RECOVERY
When you experience data loss on an SSD that is failing, some intuitive steps that come to mind for the recovery include creating a byte-by-byte disk image of the failing SSD and then use data recovery software to scan the backup image. However, a more plausible solution is to immediately stop using the drive, make a backup copy and call an expert immediately. This is because some of the DIY software out there can actually cause more damage and leave the drive permanently irrecoverable. Thankfully, Reboot Data Recovery is just a click away!
SSD DATA RECOVERY COST
Depending on the type of damage, the cost of recovering data from an SSD starts from $199 and could climb to as much as $1450 Inc GST
The system is working well but data is not found. This may due to accidental deletion or formatted drive. Customised software is required to recover the data.
Flash memories consist of a controller chip and NAND/NOR logic gates. Failure from these parts will result in extremely difficult position to recover the data. Experienced personnel and special tools are required to handle such issue.
When the damage is inflicted upon the device itself. Professional personnel is required for this issue. Sometimes, the device might not be repairable, which will put the damage on the next category, electronic damage.
Price guide according to failure:
The above table is merely a guide estimation of the pricing.