Tag: ssd

SSD vs HDD

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One of the most frequently asked questions from our clients is whether or not they should be using a solid-state drive, rather than the traditional hard drive disk. The reason for this question is primarily because SSDs have developed a reputation as being “superior” to traditional hard drives (HDDs), due to their lack of moving […]

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 […]

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 […]