If you are in a similar case do not panic and feel free to contact me by phone, WhatsApp or email. This week we had a Intel 256GB for data recovery in that showed a lot of read instability. The SSD was about 2 years old and was installed in a Dell laptop that failed on boot with a blue screen. Removing the Intel Solid State Drive and reading it out externally cause no data access at all and crashed the host operating system. The Intel M.2 SSD was posted to us and the first step would be to check for any pre-existing damages to the SSD and to check all voltages on the drive. You can find a close-up inspection in a YouTube video below. All looked fine and no damaged components where found. The next step would be
power up the drive and run some tests on it. We use PC-3000 from ACE labs to get the diagnostics information from the Intel Solid State Drive. On another note I strongly recommend not to plug a faulty Solid State drive into another computer without proper tooling. Solid State Drives have additional commands that can be used to wipe a Solid State Drive in seconds if they are faulty and resets itself causing all data to be lost and it can not be recovered again. There are several reported issues with Apple branded Solid State Drives that where taken out a MacBook and plugged in another Apple Mac that destroyed all data. Our tooling when connected to the intel SSD locks down the Solid State Drive in Read only mode
and prevents any commands from the SSD or the operating system of an accidental wipe making a Solid State Recovery impossible. Also, a NAND chip off Data Recovery is on a modern Solid State Drive not possible anymore. Simple lifting off the Nand memory chips and bypassing the Solid State Controller won’t work due to intel encryption of the Nand memory chips. Whenever I plugged in the Intel 256GB M.2 SSD the Solid State Drive responded poorly and it took a long time for it to be detected. At that stage I removed the Intel SSD and made some modifications ( trading secret from our own R&D how to do it ) to initialise the Intel SSD in safe mode to get the Solid State Data Recovery going
Here she is in all her beauty the Intel 256 GB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 - Solid-State Drive DC S3110 Series - Data Recovery. The video below shows a quick check under the microsocope.
After some magic, the Intel Solid State Drive is responding and finally we have data access. To finish the Soldid State Drive Data Recovery job we need to copy the data off and deal with read instabilties. In this case we used DeepSpaars DDI4 imager to deal with bad nand blocks to work around it. The video below shows the Intel SSD reading stable enough to image it.
Some final pictures from the imaging process of the Intel 256 GB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 - Solid-State Drive DC S3110 Series and one from under the microscope.
Here you can see the Intel 256 GB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 - Solid-State Drive DC S3110 Series under our high-resolution Microscope where the pictures and videos where taken from for the Solid State Data Recovery
During the imaging bad blocks where found in the Intel SSD Nand. If you look closer you can see at the top left grey blocks that should be green. Just a couple bad blocks makes a normal read out impossible for Data Recovery
If you are in a similar situation and you need a professional Intel 256 GB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 data recovery. Feel free to contact us and ask for our Sold State Drive Chief Techie Nico who is happy to answer all your question and give you an idea about pricing. This