Recovery of lost and damaged data from solid-state (SSD) drives using advanced Hetman Software data recovery products.
Hybrid Hard Drives (SSHD) and Data Recovery
Read about hybrid drives and their types, and discover peculiarities of data recovery from SSHDs.
Hybrid hard drives, or SSHD (Solid-State Hybrid Drives) are still specialty items, but they are slowly gaining popularity. Combining sheer storage capacity of traditional magnetic hard drives with extremely high access speed solid-state drives are known for, hybrid hard drives promise to offer the best of the two worlds. At least in theory.
Remote Data Wipe:
What’s In It?
Read about methods of remote data wiping: standard functions of operating systems (Android, Windows) and third-party apps.
The ability to remotely wipe information stored on a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet becomes increasingly important the more personal information is stored on the device. Since the early days of high-tech, city legends had it that hackers could penetrate a computer and mess up (or destroy) information.
Securely Destroying Information:
The Issue of Solid-State Drives
Read about peculiarities of SSDs when it comes to storing and deleting information, and why traditional data recovery methods don’t work for solid-state drives.
There are two issues with Solid-state drives. First, it’s very difficult to erase anything really secure. Second, it’s very difficult to recover information no matter which way it’s been erased. Pretty much everything said above only applies to conventional magnetic hard drives, USB flash drives and older SSD drives with no TRIM support.
Predicting SSD Failures:
Specific S.M.A.R.T. Values
Read about the S.M.A.R.T. values peculiar to SSDs and software to show you the disk wear level.
SSD drives don’t have some parameters that are specific to magnetic hard drives. Instead, they have other variables representing overall health of the disk. S.M.A.R.T. tools calculate SSD health by analyzing the following variables: Reallocated Sectors Count, Current Pending Sectors Count, Uncorrectable Sector Count, as well as Percentage of the Rated Lifetime Used (or SSD Life Left, whichever is available).
Secure Data Destruction
Today we are covering an unusual topic that’s quite the opposite of what we’re usually writing about. In this article, we’ll discuss methods and issues of full, complete, secure and irreversible data destruction. Delete in a way that would make recovery impossible even using special programs and hardware solutions.
from SSD: Myths and Reality
Read about SSD recovery issues: physical destruction of files with TRIM command and when it doesn’t work.
SSD drives are quickly replacing traditional magnetic hard disks. Often used as system disks, SSD drives hold the operating system, application, and all or most user files such as documents, settings, browser favorites, email etc. Having no moving parts, SSD drives are supposedly more reliable than their mechanical counterparts. However, user error, virus attacks and operating system failures present similar issues of data integrity.
Data Recovery is Impossible: SSD, Cloud and Online Services
The difficulties in recovering files deleted from SSDs, cloud and online storage services, RAID systems and NAS devices.
In the first part of the article, we took a look at programs for recovering data from traditional hard drives. In this second part of the series “When Software Can’t Help” we’ll talk about flash-based (solid-state) storage, cloud storage systems and online storage services.