In this guest post, Abhayjeet explains why Solid State Drive (SSD) will fail and how to recover data from failed SSD.
User’s tendency is to use the hard drive in a way that they don’t corrupted or malfunctioned and safeguard their data against various hazardous activities like virus attack, human mistakes etc. But in reality, solid state drives aren’t much more different than the normal hard drive and carries almost the same attributes.
Though, you can find out the major differences between solid state drive & normal hard drives as well as some interesting facts about SSD reliability and their benefits. Therefore, After digging more, I’ve come up with some strange results which might become the crucial factors in deciding about whether to buy SSD or not.
There are some other popular research as well done by andrew ku from tomshardware & Robbin harris from Zdnet, which clearly indicates that normal hard drives are equally reliable as compared to solid state drives (at least to some extent). Although, SSD don’t have any physical equipments like hard drives but it can and do fails.
Why SSD Fails?
Solid state drives are not likely to malfunctioned or damaged due to dropping, interrupted read/write operation or any virus attack like normal hard drives. But SSD electronic equipments may start to wears out and causes SSD to fails over time like failed electronic circuit board, controller chip, flash chips etc.
SSD don’t throws the bleeping sound (which is the main signs of failing hdd) like any normal hard drive but SSD will eventually fails without showing any errors or sound.
Solid state drives are designed to handle more stress and to perform thousands of read/write operation in a day, which is the main reason behind making flash chips to wear out and later, the SSD corruption. After which, you may face a series of BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) errors which is really bad for your pocket and the precious data too.
How the Data Can Be Recovered From Failed SSD?
Electronic equipments are less likely to fail than physical equipments but once they started to wears out, they simply fail without buzzing sound or any error message. The failing equipments imply that the device couldn’t be used any longer and data recovery should be performed immediately otherwise the data can be overwrite or become severely damaged.
Whenever SSD fails, there is not enough to do from user ends. Though, if you are bit professional, you can try to salvage data using efficient data recovery software like Stellar Phoenix.
In case, if that does not yield anything, it’s possible that the drive is heavily damaged and using recovery services is the only option left to get back data. You can contact support team of any recovery company to get assisted with the detailed step, prices etc. but ready yourself to pay a bunch of money.
Whenever the SSD goes bad, it can make your system inaccessible and so as your precious data too. Although, the data can be recovered either by using data recovery software or services, but keep in mind that no one can ensures you about full recovery.
P.S. Data recovery services could be more costly than recovery software but your drive is on professional hand so you don’t have to worry about mistakes.