SSD Data Recovery – Recover Files from SSD Drive
Solid-State Drives (SSD) are a type of nonvolatile storage, which uses flash memory to store data. They use silicon memory chips to read data and write to the drive. Some also refer to them as flash drives or cards because they may be inserted into server slots. Other models are actually referred to as solid-state hard drives. However, it is important to know that these storage devices do not have moving parts as opposed to alternative types of drives. This means there is no spinning disk or read/write head capable of experiencing problems.
With SSD, all the memory is organized as an array connected with integrated circuits and containing no magnetic or optical forms of media. They are often used for increased performance, to gain lower access latency, and to gain real-time data. If you use one of these storage devices, the chance of damage might be less, but there are still risks as with any other drive. For example, a file could be deleted from the drive unintentionally or a specific memory location might experience corruption. In these situations, you need a fast, straightforward way to get data back.
One easy answer to this problem is to use a dependable tool such as Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home Edition. It is able to scan each memory location on the drive and find any deleted or lost files still residing on the storage even when they are not detectable by the Windows operating system. With Windows Data Recovery, it is possible to perform the following:
- Find lost or deleted volumes
- Recover the entire drive
- Regain specific files or file types
- Search for and preview files
- Preview scan results
- Custom select files by type or format
Windows Data Recovery is your one-stop shop for SSD drive recovery or regaining only certain files. To use the program, you will need to install it on a Windows computer. If the drive is external, it will also need to be connected to the same computer. Once these steps have been performed, you can follow the tutorial below to see how to recover the entire drive or specific files.
Complete These 4 Tasks to Regain SSD Data
This tutorial shows SSD data recovery using Windows Data Recovery – Home Edition.
Step 1: Choose Your SSD Drive. Within the main screen, you will see each identified drive listed within the Select Volume to Recover Data table. If this table is not showing, click on Drive Recovery, then click on the SSD drive in the list to select it.
Step 2: Scan SSD Drive for Files. Next, the drive will need to be scanned by the utility. The scan will find any file on the SSD drive that can be recovered including lost and deleted items.
To begin, select a scan type in the right panel: Normal or Advanced. For this example, we will just be completing a Normal Scan. Click on Scan Now to start this process.
A scan will take more time if the drive is larger and you will need to wait until the scan has finished to view the results. As this process occurs, the tree on the left will begin to contain files and the progress bar will fill. Once finished, you will be able to preview the files as well as make recovery selections.
Step 3: Preview Results & Select Files. The File Type List option above the tree view may be used to group the scan results by type and then format. For example, you will see a Documents folder and then subfolders for Word, Excel, PDF Files, etc.
At the top of the folder tree, you will see a selection item labeled File Type(s) with a checkbox. Mark this selection to recover every item found by the scan on the SSD drive. Then move on to the final step of this tutorial to finish the recovery.
When you only need to recover a specific file type such as Documents or a certain format like Excel spreadsheets, this can be done by selecting folders in the tree view. To choose a type, just tick the checkbox next to its name in the left panel.
To view each format for a type and make selections, first click on the plus (+) to the left of the desired file type. This could be documents, videos, audio, or another selection in the tree view. The available formats will then appear underneath the chosen folder. Use the checkboxes again to select only the formats you want to recover from the SSD drive.
Windows Data Recovery may also be used to salvage individual files from an SSD drive. To do this, click on the appropriate format folder in the tree view. Each file will then be displayed on the right portion of the screen and can be selected using the provided checkbox.
Step 4: Finish the SSD Data Recovery. The final step for recovering the chosen files will be to click on Recover. This option is located at the bottom right of the screen. After clicking on it, you will need to browse to a save location. The program will then save the selected items to the configured directory and folder.
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Home Edition is an easy-to-use option when data needs to be regained from an SSD drive. Even the most dependable drives can experience a problem and this utility offers a quick way to get data back. All you need to do is follow the tutorial above and complete these four steps:
1. Choose your SSD drive.
2. Scan SSD drive for files.
3. Preview results and select files.
4. Finish the SSD data recovery.