The Best Way for SSD Data Recovery-100% Safe

Overview of SSD


ssd data recovery SSD (Solid State Drive) is a kind of hard drive which is made by solid state electronic memory chip array. And it consists of control unit and storage unit (FLASH chip and DRAM chip). It is exactly the same with common hard drive in the specification and definition of interface, function, usage and product shape and size.  SSD can be widely used as portable hard drive, micro hard drive, memory card, U disk and many other styles.

However, you can’t ignore the fact that SSD data loss still occurs now and then during the process of frequent usage since SSD is one special kind of hard drive. Based on this, solutions to successful and easy SSD data recovery must be needed by you, no matter whether you’re encountering data loss in SSD now or not. That’s exactly why I am writing this post. 

Data Loss on SSD Is a Common Issue

As you know, compared to the common hard drive, SSD has many advantages, such as low power consumption, wide operating temperature range, shock and drop resistance, free noise and fast reading & writing speed. Due to so many merits of SSD, more and more computer users choose SSD as data storage device. However, data loss on SSD is a common issue which can be caused by many reasons.

Reasons:

  • Virus infection: If you connect your SSD to a computer with virus attack, the virus is likely to lead to data loss on SSD.
  • Improper operation: Files are easy to be lost or deleted by a human mistake.
  • SSD damage: when a damage on SSD occurs, probably you are unable to find some files.
  • Partition loss: On a SSD, if a partition is lost or deleted, files on this partition can’t be found.

Due to so many reasons, SSD data is easy to lose. Before giving the solutions, let’s know the possibility about SSD data recovery.

Possibility of Data Recovery on SSD

Lots of you may ask whether there’s good data recovery of SSD software that could be helpful in most SSD data loss cases. Data recovery about SSD techniques are very complex since the file deletion process of SSD is not the same to that of traditional hard drive. 

In traditional hard drive, if a file is deleted, it’s only the index that has been removed (that is to say, the real content still remains until that space is occupied by new data). But in SSD, the content will be removed immediately after a file was deleted under the effect of TRIM. 

Then, what is TRIM? What’s the function of it? Can it be disabled to make file recovery on SSD possible? As a matter of fact, when you write new data into the mechanical hard drive, Windows will let the disk to erase previous data at first. Then, the new data will be put to the corresponding place. When you just perform a deletion operation, Windows will mark the corresponding space as available, but it will not remove the real file content. 

Yet, when Windows recognizes a SSD and confirms that TRIM is supported, it will delete the file immediately, instead of making a special tag. Volume Bitmap is used here to record that this file is deleted. 

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As a result, as long as TRIM is enabled when SSD is using, data recovery will become a dream, because when Trim is enabled, the deleting action will be performed immediately. Therefore, if you want to recover data from SSD, you must confirm that you meet the following conditions:

note Note:
1. If you’re running a Windows XP, data recovery of SSD won’t be a problem for you. XP is abandoned by Microsoft, so it is unable to support TRIM. That is to say, SSD can’t play its real performance. 
2. If the SSD you’re using is old enough, it may doesn’t support TRIM itself.
3. Both AHCI and SATA interfaces are not seen in your old computer motherboard.
4. Two SSDs forms a RAID 0. 
5. You connect the SSD to computer as an external hard drive through USB port.

If you meet any of those conditions, you’re able to get your lost data back by using data recovery software. But how to do? Please keep reading. 

How to Recover Data on SSD


After knowing so much information about SSD and data recovery of SSD possibility, it is time to do data recovery on SSD. Maybe you search the ways in the internet, and you will find out many forums and posts about this issue.

Here let’s look at a true example:

"Hi everyone, I need some help here. My Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD that was running Windows 7 x64 on my desktop unexpectedly damaged on me this week. It had only been in use for 8-9 months, and not even extensively. Connected it as an external drive to another computer, and even though it showed up as a generic USB device in Device Manager and in the taskbar notification area, it did not appear as a drive in Explorer. Really I need to retrieve some files of the drive, so some help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!"
--from hardwarezone


This example shows you a situation when SSD stops working. You may ask how to recover data from SSD? In the data recovery market, many kinds of programs can be chosen by you. Among them, MiniTool Cooperation provides you safe, reliable, powerful and very professional data recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery.

This tool is compatible with many operating systems, including Windows Vista/XP/7/8/8.1/10, Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012. This data recovery software has five powerful recovery modules, including Undelete Recovery, CD/DVD Recovery, Lost Partition Recovery, Damaged Partition Recovery and Digital Media Recovery. First of all, download MiniTool Power Data Recovery and install it on your computer. Then choose a proper functional module from its main interface based on actual needs.



recommend Tips:
  • Before you do, download MiniTool Power Data Recovery and install it to your PC.
  • There is a point you should note the Free Edition can help to recover up to 1GB data. If you want to do data recovery larger than 1GB, you’d better upgrade to its professional license or a more advanced license.


After finishing a download, now it is time to start to do SSD recovery. The following contents will introduce three cases, including the above example.

case 1 Case 1: Files Are Deleted on A Healthy SSD


Usually, an improper operation or virus attack appears while using a computer, then the work documents are deleted but the SSD is in a healthy status.

When files are deleted or lost, just do as the following guidance explains:

Step 1: Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and then you can see the five recovery modules. Here click "Undelete Recovery" to start SSD data recovery. This feature is designed to help you recover lost or deleted files quickly.

main interface

Step 2: Select a target drive you want to recover. Then click "Scan" to start partition data scan.

undelete recovery

Step 3: After the scan, all found data will be listed in order. Now, you only need to check the files you need and then press "Save" button to save them out to a safe location.

ssd file recovery

Note: You had better not save it to the original drive in order to avoid overwriting data.


Just do according to the guidance, you can recover deleted files from SSD quickly.

case 2 Case 2: A Partition on SSD Is Deleted or Lost


Partition is necessary for a hard drive which can be used as a data storage device for operating system and large data. However, when running computer, the logical drive may be lost or deleted because of mistakenly deletion or virus attack. When opening Disk Management, you can ensure whether your partition is lost or not. Once a partition is lost or missing, all data on this partition could be gone and unable to find. If there are no important files saved on this lost partition, you can repartition the hard drive or create a new partition. Unfortunately, if there are many important files on the SSD, when meeting partition loss issue, what should you do to recover data on SSD?

Look the following guidance:

Step 1: Also please launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and select "Lost Partition Recovery" module in the main interface. This feature can help you to recover files from partition which is deleted accidentally or lost when reinstalling Windows OS.

Step 2: Then you need to select the target SSD you would like to recover. Then click "Full Scan" to continue. It will take a few minutes to scan your entire hard drive and find all data on this SSD. Please wait for a while patiently.

ssd lost partition recovery

Step 3: After finishing scanning, MiniTool Power Data Recovery will help you to find all lost partitions. The screenshot only lists seven partitions, but if you can’t find your lost partition, just click "Back" to display all lost partitions. Then please select the partition you want to recover, and click "Save" to finish lost partition recovery on SSD.

lost partition ssd recovery

If this feature can’t help you recover files, maybe you should consider whether the partition on SSD is formatted, damaged or it is in RAW file system.

case 3 Case 3: When Partition Is Damaged/Formatted


Usually, the partition on a SSD may be damaged by virus attack or improper operations. More seriously, the partition table is likely to be corrupted. In this case, don’t worry. You can do data recovery on SSD from a damaged partition with MiniTool Power Data Recovery quickly. In addition, during the process of using SSD, the partition is possible to be formatted by mistake, or one of the partitions is in RAW file system which isn’t accessible. When encountering these three situations, how to recover data from damaged/formatted/RAW partitions on SSD?

Just do according to the step-by-step guidance:

Step 1: In the main interface of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, click "Damaged Partition Recovery" feature. This module is designed to recover data from formatted, damaged or RAW partitions.

Step 2: Please select a partition where you have saved the files you want to recover. Then click "Full Scan" to continue.

damaged partition recovery

Step 3: After scanning the drive, you can find many files in this partition will be shown. Select the files you want to recover. Next click "Save" to store the files to a safe location. In the screenshot, "Type" and "Filter" features is designed to help quickly find the target files. Besides, you can also preview whether it is the file you need to retrieve.

recover damaged partition data

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The above contents introduce you three cases about data recovery from SSD. Please select one according to the actual situations.

How to Avoid Data Loss on SSD

Data on the SSD is important for you, in order to avoid data loss and protect the important information well, you should pay attention to the following aspects.

Look:
  • Please stop doing any operation to your hard drive once data loss occurs. If you write new data to the location where files are deleted, the original data won’t be recovered.
  • After finishing recovering data, in order to avoid data loss again, it is suggested to make a backup for all important data regularly. MiniTool Partition Wizard provides you a feature to help copy partition or copy disk to do data backup effectively.
  • You had better install anti-virus software on your computer to avoid virus infection.

If you do according to the above notes, the possibility of data loss on the SSD will be reduced. Just do them.

Summary


When experiencing data loss on SSD, don’t worry. With the help of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, it is very easy and absolutely safe to do SSD data recovery. After knowing the reasons and solutions to data recovery, I believe you can quickly solve your issue. If there is any question or suggestion, you can leave a comment below or email support@minitool.com. Thanks in advance!

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