Can You Recover Data From an SSD Drive?

When SSDs (Solid State Drives) originally hit the market, they were almost universally praised for their reliability and speed. A drive with absolutely no mechanical parts whatsoever, many SSD users assumed that just because there were no mechanical parts the SSD was less likely to fail. The logic is sound to the uninformed; after all, if there are fewer parts to break, the reliability of an SSD will be much better as opposed to a standard hard drive, thus ensuring you do not have to visit a New Jersey data recovery service to recover your data.

However, this logic isn’t as sound as it seems. According to several in-depth studies, mechanical dries (i.e. traditional hard drives) and SSD drives are both equally reliable at least the first two years of use. Thus, SSD drives certainly do fail, and the worst part? They fail to warn the user before they crash completely.

Whereas traditional hard drives usually give a ‘warning sign’ before they crash (read our post ‘Warning Signs Your Hard Drive May Die Soon’ to learn more about these ‘warning signs), an SSD drive fails to give any type of warning. The electronic components of an SSD will not grind or give a ‘buzzing’ noise as they grow old. Rather, the SSD drive will simply work one moment, and the next? Will be completely silent.

When this occurs, this is bad news for your SSD drive. Furthermore, recovering data from an SSD drive is much more tedious for most New Jersey data recovery providers than with a traditional hard drive due to SSD drives being relatively new. Moreover, for those that use TRIM (a feature that keeps the data on your SSD organized, making it simple to access data easily)? Data recovery is even more difficult as TRIM usually deletes files in the process of organizing them. Thus, this makes data recovery efforts much more difficult (and in the process, expensive).

While data recovery is certainly possible on an SSD drive, the success rate of recovering data from an SSD is much lower than on a traditional hard drive (and again, much more expensive). Sure, accessing files on an SSD is insanely fast compared to a traditional hard drive, so you should still consider using an SSD drive. However, instead of storing important files on an SSD drive, consider installing only your operating system and unimportant files on your SSD, and for everything else? Store it on a traditional hard drive. This will ensure that in the event that your traditional hard drive crashes, it will be easier and cheaper to recover your important data.

Of course, if you have made the mistake of storing important data on a recently crashed solid state drive, call Dave’s Computers immediately to learn about how our team can recover your data in no time at all. We use only the best and most trusted tools to recover your data in no time at all. You are going to walk away impressed after we recover your data for you, and that is a guarantee only our team can keep. Call us today for all of your data recovery questions, and allow us to put your data back into your hands as quickly as possible!

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