SSD (Solid State Drive) Data Recovery

Although they are also known as Solid State ‘Disks,’ these drives contain no disk, in fact they have absolutely no moving parts. In turn they are generally more resilient to physical shock than traditional Hard Drives, who’s disks spin at up to 15,000 rotations per minute. That is 250 per second!

SSDs benefit from much faster read and write speeds, meaning your computer will copy and open files faster, as well as booting up faster.

So why don’t all computers use SSDs? Well, at the moment they are about 8 times more expensive per unit of storage, and are not yet available in as large capacities.

Solid State Drives have become very popular with professional businesses, due to their speed and reliability.

Unfortunately, despite all these positive features SSDs are still prone to failure and corruption. It also costs a considerable amount more to recover data from SSDs.

Signs that a drive is starting to fail are:

  • Taking an unusually long time to come up on the desktop, or My computer
  • Strange file corruption occurring within documents , ie you Word asks you for the character or text encoding on a document.
  • Taking a long time to navigate folders
  • NTFS disk Errors is the event log

Signs that is has failed are:

  • Not appearing in finder (apple mac) or My computer
  • You get a message ‘The disk in drive F is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?’  (don’t, just unplug it and give us a call)
  • You get a message on your Apple Mac ‘cannot initialize disk’

Never fear though, because that’s what we do here at Maindisc – we can recover your data for you (and we’ll recover it on an importance basis, meaning we’ll get your most precious data back for you first).

Some of the popular SSDs we have recovered data from:

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Internal SSD:



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