Solid State Drives (SSD)

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Recovering solid state drives (SSD) and hybrid SSHDs (a hybrid arrangement of spinning media and SSD storage in the same device) present unique challenges. Data Rescue MDs data recovery specialists have proven expertise and a dedicated lab environment for recovery of complex NAND flash devices. We provide exceptional data recovery services for all SSD and SSHD brands using state of the art SSD data recovery tools and techniques providing the best possible recovery results for your failing or “dead” SSD or SSHDs. Contact us now to start your data recovery evaluation!

What is an SSD

Solid State Drives (SSDs) use NAND (non-volatile) flash memory chips similar to those used in USB Flash drives along with complex storage algorithms operating on a controller device to quickly store and recall your data as it is written to and read from the SSD or SSHD, when they are working properly. There are hundreds of proprietary SSD and SSHD designs and a myriad of form factors (i.e., mSATA, SlimSATA, SATA, M.2 SATA, M.2 NVMe, Apple Gen 1, 2 AHCI SSDs, Apple Gen 3 and forward PCIe/NVMe SSDs, Apple embedded SSDs, Microsoft Surface embedded SSDs, and more). SSDs and SSHDs can suffer from circuit and component failure, controller failure, logical storage device failure, and firmware corruption or failure.


What to Do When a Solid-State Drive Fails

If you fear that your solid-state is failing or has failed, power down the device immediately. Continuing to power or use a failing SSD can overwrite files, contributing to further corruption and reduce the chances of a successful recovery. Solid state drives can also suffer from memory erosion or other physical issues. Keep your device powered off to keep your media as close as possible to pre-failure condition.

Avoid using off-the-shelf data recovery software or disk utilities on your solid-state drive as these programs can cause further complications and issues by attempting to write data to your disk.
Contact Data Rescue MDs immediately and we will provide a free data recovery evaluation of your SSD or SSHD and detailed recovery options.

A common misconception is that solid state drives are immune to failure. However, SSDs and SSHDs can and do fail. Some of the common SSD/SSHD failures are:

Commonly recovered SSD Hard Drives:

  • AMD
  • Apacer
  • Apotop
  • Corsair
  • Crucial
  • DEXP
  • Edge
  • HGST
  • HP
  • Intel
  • KingDian
  • Kingspec
  • Kingston
  • Lexar
  • LiteOn
  • Micron
  • OCZ Technology
  • Patriot
  • Plextor
  • PNY
  • QUMO
  • RevuAhn
  • Samsung
  • SanDisk
  • Seagate
  • Silicon Power
  • Smartbuy
  • Transcend
  • Western Digital
  • And others

Chip-off Recovery - Embedded SSDs

Devices like newer models of the Apple MacBook Pro and Microsoft Surface use embedded SSDs meaning that the SSD (storage chips) and storage control devices are soldered directly to the computer’s main logic board making this a complex recovery in which normally one or more BGA devices comprise the SSD storage. To complicate matters the storage is normally encrypted with BitLocker on the Surface Pro and Filevault on the MacBook pro. Time and again, Data Rescue MDs’ data recovery specialists have successfully performed Chip-off recoveries on the later models of the Microsoft Surface and performed many successful recoveries on liquid damaged and otherwise “dead” later model MacBooks with embedded SSDs.


SSD Data Recovery

A common misconception is that solid state drives are immune to failure. However, SSDs and SSHDs can and do fail. Some of the common SSD/SSHD failures are:

  • Firmware Corruption or Failure
  • Physical or Electrical Damage
  • Logical Failure due to Bad Sectors
  • Memory Wear Caused by Excessive Use
  • Damage from Viruses and Malware
  • Fires, Floods and Other Disasters
  • Liquid Damage
  • Component Failure
  • Accidental File Deletion



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Recover Your Data Today

When you need data recovered from your Solid State Drive (SSD), choose the trusted experts at Data Rescue MDs to become reunited with your data! Call (847) 461-3282
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