SSD drive or Solid State Drives can be a tricky one when it comes to data recovery, however we do have some success stories. We had a client contact us in our United Kingdom Belfast based office because their SSD suddenly vanished. When a data storage device suddenly shows up as empty out of the blue there can be a number of potential reasons for this. After inspecting the drive, we found that the unallocated SSD did in fact have a logical issue. In this SSD recovery case the very first link in the chain had been severed. As a result of boot sector corruption, the client’s computer couldn’t read any of the data on the device. There were two major partitions on the clients SSD and both had been encrypted. Full drive encryption presents a few additional problems and produces obvious complications. Furthermore, the encryption metadata for the drives logical volumes exists on only a few spots on the devices. If any of these spots can’t be recovered, then we can’t decrypt any of the data. The decryption process can take a lot of time (several days in fact). Both of the client’s partitions had to be encrypted separately, when this process finished we took a look at the results. The decryption process had been a success and we recovered the vast majority of the clients documents. Cost were around £400.
How much Data can you fit on a modern usb pen drive or dongle? Quite a lot you can save easily 1000’s of pages and hundreds of pictures on them very easy and fast. And that’s where the danger starts with usb pen drives. They can become corrupted every easy or can become accidentally deleted. We get more than 20 usb pen drives in to our Belfast Repair facility every week. At that stage I strongly ..
This 1TB HGST 2.5 5K1000 Hard Drive came to our office in Belfast for our UK Wide Data Recovery Services. It was used in a Laptop that was dropped from about 1 meter height. We took it to our clean room for further investigation since it made bad clicking sounds. Once open we noticed a deep scratch in the middle of the plate. Bad enough under the microscope we noticed ..
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Intel 256 GB Internal SSD - M.2 2280 - Solid-State Drive DC S3110 Series - Data Recovery Step by Step 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 wi..
How to remove the laser welded top cover from a helium filled 10TB Western Digital ( WD ) | HGST Ultrastar He10 10TB. I came up with the idea of writing a guide for the 10TB WD / HGST helium filled drive. At the time, I asked for help from ACE and various Data Recovery forums but no feedback was giving and only a reference to one YouTube video was available. ACE labs support is great but t..