Can We Recover Deleted Files from Solid State Drives?
Solid-state drives have many advantages over traditional hard disk drives. SSDs have higher read and write speed; they don’t suffer from the mechanical problems which plague HDDs such as platter damage. They even consume less power than mechanical hard disk drives, because they don’t require disks and the motor that sets them spinning. But that doesn’t mean SSDs are immune to data loss. The SSD consists of a control unit and a flash memory unit, which is also widely used on various memory cards and USB flash drives.
The process of deletion on an SSD is different from the process of deleting files on a traditional hard drive. When the file is deleted on a regular hard disk drive, it is only an index that got deleted. The real data still remain where they are, until they are overwritten by the new files. However, it is not the case with SSDs, where the content will be deleted immediately because of the TRIM command. When you write new data to a mechanical hard disk, Windows will allow the disks to first erase previous data. When you perform the delete operation, Windows will mark the corresponding space as accessible, but will not delete the contents of the actual file.
However, when Windows recognizes the SSD and confirms that TRIM is supported, it will immediately delete the file instead of creating a special tag. As a result, as long as TRIM is enabled when SSD is using, SSD data recovery will become nearly impossible. Fortunately, SSD data recovery is not completely impossible. If you connect the SSDs to your computer as an external hard drive via USB-port, or you are using an older type of SSD which doesn’t support TRIM, you can try to recover your data with professional SSD data recovery software.
H Data Recovery Software restores all types of files from all types of storage media. The quick scan mode displays a list of deleted files in a matter of seconds. And the universal mode finds all the deleted files by their contents, no matter how they got lost in the first place. The product recovers all deleted files and folders almost instantly, supporting the recovery of all types of files, including Office documents, digital photos, sound files, ZIP archives, video files, and so on.
Step 1. Connect your SSD to your computer and launch H Data Recovery. Then choose one of the recovery modes. Hover your cursor over the buttons to see the detailed description of each mode. For the recovery of accidentally deleted files, we would recommend Accidental deletion mode. If you want a thorough and deep scan, choose the Universal Recovery mode instead.
Step 2. Select the partition where your files used to be before they get deleted. If you’re using Universal Recovery mode, select the physical drive. Click Next to start the scan process.
Step3. Recover data from the solid state drive. After scanning, it will list all of your lost files it can find on the left. You can click the filename to preview it in the window. Then select the files you want to recover and click “Next” to begin recovering deleted files from SSD.
You can free download H Data Recovery to recover data from various instances of data loss from SSD, and take advantage of the free trial policy to evaluate the final result. This program will quickly and reliably retrieve all your data. If you have cleared the recycle bin or deleted an important document or formatted the memory card, H Data Recovery will help you recover them. H Data Recovery Software supports all types of media, including hard disk drives, SSD disks, flash drives and memory cards.