Solid state hard drives, called SSDs, have been around for a few years now. Touted as being more reliable and much faster than standard platter drives, these drives have no mechanical parts. The data is stored entirely on electronic chips that are similar to your computer’s memory cards. Computer memory is volatile; it loses the data when the computer is shut down. An SSD, however, retains the stored data. Because the data is manipulated electronically, higher throughput speeds are attained. And since there are no moving parts, the danger of physical hard drive failure from abuse, such as drops or bumps, is greatly reduced.
Downside of Solid State Hard Drives
Remember this important point: SSDs are not bulletproof. They can and will fail. Logical failures are still a threat. And there are some common maintenance chores for standard drives that will ruin a solid-state drive. Defragmentation is one. I know we’ve promoted defragging to improve drive performance and to extend its life. But defragmenting an SSD can strike a fatal blow. It destroys the electronic path on which the data is stored. Of course, they are damaged by electrical problems as well. Voltage spikes and power surges can damage the delicate electronic components.
Here at The Data Rescue Center, we have recovery engineers that are specially trained to handle solid state hard drive recovery. We’ve also installed the necessary equipment to recover data from solid-state drives. It wasn’t cheap . . . but our clients are worth the extra effort. Give us a call today to find out more. We also offer a FREE evaluation.