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Recovering Data from physically damaged Samsung SSD

Recovering Data from physically damaged Samsung SSD SSD NAND

A few months ago we received a Samsung MZRPC256HMCDSSD 256GB SSD from one of our recovery partners that had been physically damaged by their client. Their client tried removing the drive from their laptop themselves while in the process damaging the LIF (Low Insertion Force) connector. The entire connector was ripped off leaving only the […]

WD My Passport Pro: Well-designed portable RAID

WD My Passport Pro: Well-designed portable RAID WD Passport Pro

One thing is noticeable about Western Digital’s My Passport Pro – “portable raid” hard drive, its size and weight. The 2TB version we received to retrieve data from has a pair of 2.5-inch 5400-rpm drives, pre-configured in a RAID 0 for the greatest capacity and speed. It’s portable, but nowhere as portable as Seagate’s Backup […]

Do’s and Don’ts for Data Recovery Infographic

Do’s and Don’ts for Data Recovery Infographic dos donts thumbnail

The key to dealing with data loss is to be prepared and know what to do when something does occur. The marvels of modern technology, undoubtedly, bring convenience and ease to our lives. But, no technology is completely fool-proof. When it comes to dealing with potential downfalls, knowledge is power. This is why knowing and […]

Is it possible to recover data from a fire damaged hard drive?

Is it possible to recover data from a fire damaged hard drive? fire damaged hard drive 3

There are a multitude of variables that can affect the outcome of the data retrieval attempt. Some of these variables include if the hard drive or computer had direct or indirect exposure to the fire and the time duration of the exposure. Other factors that can affect the outcome of the recovery efforts will also […]

Solid State Drive Failure and Recovery Options

Solid State Drive Failure and Recovery Options SSD NAND

Generally speaking Solid State Drives are more robust than traditional hard drives. However, robustness does not always equal reliability. Bianca Schroeder from the University of Toronto, Raghav Lagisetty and Arif Mechant, Google Inc. presented their research at the 14th USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST’16). The study has shown that while Solid State Drives […]