SSD is commonly used but data loss can also occur. Thus, knowing SSD data recovery is crucial. Here, this post on MiniTool will show you how to recover data from a failed SSD or a formatted/lost/RAW SSD partition by using the best free SSD data recovery software.
SSD (Solid State Drive) is widely used because of its advantages like fast read-write speed.
However, SSD data loss happens from time to time. For example, SSD data is lost due to virus infection, improper operation, SSD damage, partition loss, etc.
Facing SSD data loss, a large number of users are wondering “Is it possible to recover data from SSD?”. The answer is Yes. See the details below.
The Possibility of SSD Data Recovery
SSD data recovery techniques are very complex since the file deletion process of SSD is not the same as that of the traditional hard drive.
In traditional hard drives, if a file is deleted, Windows marks the corresponding space as available by deleting the index instead of the actual file. That is to say, the real content remains until that space is occupied by new data.
However, in SSDs that support TRIM, the contents are erased immediately after the file is deleted.
Therefore, if you want to recover data from SSD, you must confirm that the SSD meets the following conditions:
- TRIM has been disabled on your SSD.
- The SSD is connected to computer as an external hard drive through the USB port.
- The SSD is operating on a Windows system prior to Windows 7.
- The SSD is old enough and does not support TRIM itself.
If your SSD meets any of those conditions, you will have a chance to get your lost data back by using data recovery software. But how to do that? Please keep reading.
Kindly remind: If the SSD is physically damaged, SSD data recovery is a tough job. In this situation, you need to acquire a new SSD.
Here is how to recover data from a dead SSD using MiniTool Power Data Recovery and how to fix the failed SSD.
How to Carry out SSD Data Recovery
The Best SSD Data Recovery Software
Here we will show you the best way for SSD data recovery: using a data recovery program.
In the data recovery market, there are kinds of programs to choose from. Among them, MiniTool provides you with a piece of safe and reliable data recovery software – MiniTool Power Data Recovery.
It is the best free SSD data recovery software since it offers you powerful features to retrieve lost photos, videos, documents, audio, etc. under different data loss situations, such as recovering data after disk boot failure.
Besides, this file recovery tool has good compatibility so you can use it in Windows 7/8/10/11.
Most importantly, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is read-only, meaning that it won’t bring any damage to the original data on your Samsung SSD, Seagate SSD, SanDisk SSD, etc.
Now, you can get MiniTool Power Data Recovery for a try.
Three SSD data loss cases are listed below, and you can refer to the corresponding one according to your actual situation.
Case 1: The Partition Is Damaged/Formatted
Sometimes, the partition on an SSD may be damaged by a virus attack or improper operations. More seriously, the partition table is likely to be corrupted.
In addition, during the process of using SSD, the partition is possible to be formatted by mistake, or one of the partitions is in the RAW file system and becomes inaccessible.
When encountering these situations, how to recover data from a failed SSD or recover data from a RAW partition?
Just follow the step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Open MiniTool Power Data Recovery to get its main interface. Then, select the partition where the files you want to recover should exist and click Scan to continue.
This SSD recovery software will start to scan the selected partition on your SSD. To get the best data scanning and recovery effect, you had better not stop the scan process until it is complete.
Step 2: After scanning the target drive, all found files on the partition will be listed by the path. In the data scanning result window, Filter, Search, and Type features are designed to help you quickly find the target files.
- Filter: This feature allows you to filter found files by file type (Picture, Video, Audio, Document, Email, etc.), file size, file category, and date modified.
- Search: The search box can help you search for a certain file by its file name. Whole or partial file names are both supported.
- Type: Found files are displayed by the path by default. With the Type feature, you can view found files by file type.
In addition, you can preview the found files to check whether they are the ones that need to be retrieved.
Step 3: Next, select the files you want to recover and click Save to store them to a safe location separate from the original path.
MiniTool Power Data Recovery is able to recover data after hard drive crash effectively and rapidly; you can try it yourself.
Case 2: The Partition on SSD Is Deleted or Lost
Partition is necessary for a hard drive which can be used as a data storage device for the operating system and personal data. However, during computer operations, the logical partition may get lost or deleted due to mistaken deletion or a virus attack.
By opening Disk Management, you can ensure whether your partition is lost or not. Once a partition is lost or missing, all data on this partition could be gone and unable to find.
If there are no important files saved on this lost partition, you can create a new partition. If there are many important files on the SSD, what should you do to recover data from unallocated space?
Step 1: Launch MiniTool Power Data Recovery and go to the Devices tab. Then select the target SSD you would like to recover data from and click Scan to continue. It will take a few minutes to scan your entire disk and find all the data on it. Please be patient for a while.
Step 2: After scanning, MiniTool Power Data Recovery lists all lost files on the SSD, including those within lost partitions and unallocated space. Check all needed files and click Save to finish lost partition recovery on SSD.
Case 3: Files Are Deleted on a Healthy SSD
Most of the time, the files on the SSD are only deleted due to wrong operations or automatically deleted by Windows, etc., while the SSD is in a healthy state.
In these cases, MiniTool Power Data Recovery is still helpful. Here, we won’t repeat the steps for SSD data recovery, please see the guide in Case 1.
In conclusion, listed above are three cases of SSD file recovery in Windows. Please get MiniTool Power Data Recovery to recover lost files on SSD according to your actual situation.
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Want to know how to effectively recover data from a drive with a damaged file system without affecting the original data? Now, read this post to find answers.
SSD Data Recovery Mac
Some of you may use Samsung SSD or another brand SSD on Mac, then how to recover deleted data from SSD on Mac?
Take it easy! MiniTool has data recovery software that is designed for Mac users to recover files from damaged, formatted, lost, or RAW partitions with simple clicks. It is Stellar Data Recovery for Mac.
With Stellar Data Recovery for Mac, you can recover Mac photos, videos, audio, documents, emails, and so on.
How to Avoid Data Loss on SSD
Data on the SSD or HDD is important for you. To avoid data loss, you should pay attention to the following aspects.
- Stop working on your SSD once data loss occurs. If you write new data to the location where files are deleted, the original data may be overwritten and overwritten files cannot be recovered although you disable TRIM.
- You had better install anti-virus software on your computer to avoid virus infection.
- After finishing data recovery, to prevent files from being lost again, it is suggested to make a backup for all important data regularly. You can use the professional Windows backup software, MiniTool ShadowMaker, to back up your PC.
If you take action according to the above notes, the possibility of data loss on the SSD will be reduced. Just do as told above.
When experiencing data loss on SSD, don’t worry. With the help of MiniTool Power Data Recovery, it is easy and safe to perform SSD data recovery. Just have a try according to your actual cases.
If there is any question when using MiniTool Power Data Recovery for SSD file recovery or any suggestion for SSD recovery, you can leave a comment below or send an email to [email protected]. Thanks!