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SSD Data Recovery

Databe Recovery Laboratory is one of the leading data recovery labs for flash-based (NAND memory) devices in North America. We're able to recover data from flash-based devices that are no longer recognized by repairing faulty components or by physically reading the failed NAND memory chips and reconstructing your data.

Today, SSD makers offer a variety of light weight and small form factors and interfaces. The slim solid drive is a natural fit for small, thin and portable computing devices such as ultra-thin PCs, netbooks, smartbooks and tablets, as well as a variety of embedded products.

At the same time SSD brings all the benefits of flash to multiple computing devices together with all inherited problems of flash memory technology. Actually, from data recovery specialist's point of view, the crashed SSD has a noticeable disadvantage in comparison with the ordinary hard drive in terms of data recovery complexity and its feasibility limits. The flash memory data organization has very complex internal structure and its integrity depends on multiple factors. The simple raw data reading from NAND-elements could not guarantee the success in building the usable and readable image of SSD that can be admissible for the later data retrieving operations. The situation gets even worsen when some of the SSD makers add an encrypted mechanism integrated into controller chip. That makes user data unrecoverable by default in case of major damage to the encrypted data in NAND and encrypted firmware part on the processor/controller side. For example, LSI SandForce Flash Storage Processors encrypt all data going to the flash. If you try to read the flash memory directly – you'll only get encrypted data. This is a security measure that cannot be circumvented because only the drive knows the encryption key. Currently, there is no tool available that would enable data recovery due to this encryption protection. In that way, the full hardware encryption of data stored in the flash is a critical feature that keeps the user's data protected. However, in return for great protection, you may get an unrecoverable device.

What are the symptoms when your SSD must be processed in the professional lab?

To test you SSD drive you may use an external USB drive enclosure (or USB cuddy) to connect it to working computer' USB port. There are a few clear symptoms when the SSD is suffering the real mechanical or electrical damage to the internal memory chips. You should avoid any attempts to repair device or run any of data recovery software on the physically failed devices with the following symptoms of failure:

  1. When SSD has a mechanical damage, broken connector, burned element. Generally, for the literally dead drive with no vital signs on the attempt to connect it to the computer - there will be neither the error messages, nor the new equipment detection by the computer system.
  2. When the computer detects some device, but cannot recognize it. Expect a warning message to pop up
  3. SSD capacity 0 bytes When the computer recognizes your SSD, but full-scale in-lab repair required to fix the problem and salvage the data in cases when your drive has
    • incorrect or incomplete SSD model
    • incorrect size or 0 bytes capacity

You may see the test information similar to the picture on the right, but only if the icon of drive is shown up the computer environment. The right-click on USB flash drive, select Properties and check the capacity.

Other way to analyze the same problem is checking capacity in the Disk Management tool:

  • Windows XP: » START » Control Panel » Administrative Tools » Computer Management » Disk Management
  • Windows Vista and 7: START » right click on Computer » select Manage » Storage » Disk Management.

How much does is cost to recover data from failed SSD - Solid State Drive

The cost of data recovery from failed SSD goes by the device capacity and the turnaround time and lies out below in the tables.

SSD - Solid State Drive Data Recovery
Regular Service
(3-5 days)
Emergency Service
0.1 - 599.9 Gb
600 - 2,099 Gb
2100 - 3,000++ Gb
Start Data Recovery for SSD:

If your SSD is physically damaged, displays the capacity equal to 0 Bytes, asking to format itself, going with the unreadable errors or malfunction warnings; when it's dead or becomes as an unknown device by your computer - then normally we can recover the data from such failed drives. To start the process you need to fill out our simple data recovery form, attach printed or written memo the failed flash and mail it to our lab. For more information on our data recovery services please contact us.

We Guarantee:

You do not pay until the data you need is recovered. No beforehand payment is ever asked, nor accepted before you get our Recovery Report. You may proceed with the payment only after you have reviewed the recovery process results and satisfied with its outcome. Otherwise, no recovery labor charge!

DataBe provides fast and strictly Confidential Service. We know how it can be hard on you to go through the lost data time, to make that period less stressful we made it possible for you to stay tuned during the whole data recovery process by featuring on our site a secure online case tracking system that allows you to check the updates at any time. Also, our technical support is available 24/7. So, if you have any questions – go ahead and ask.

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