Recovering Data On Solid State Storage
SSDs, SD cards, thumb drives, smartphones, among others, all utilize solid-state storage technology. While it’s true that this technology has multiple advantages over traditional hard drives – power efficiency, slim design, and speed – the ease of recovering data isn’t among them. We’ll go more in depth in this article.
On a conventional hard drive, information is stored on magnetic platters, where bits of data are read and written by physical read/write heads. Data is sent from the controller to a location on the platter. To retrieve the information, one just needs to go back to that location and scan the bits of data.
When it comes to solid-state drives, there’s no moving parts. They are silicon microchips that store information in cells. Furthermore, the location of information is randomized to preserve cell life. This intensifies the data retrieval process.