In many ways, solid-state drives (or SSDs) represent an entirely new technology in data storage… which, in turn, means that SSD data recovery is an entirely new field, as well.
In theory, solid-state drives are meant to be more reliable than traditional hard drives are, if only because they have no moving parts. However, the idea that SSDs are infallible – and that you can’t lose your data in a solid-state drive – is absolutely incorrect. Even though they are relatively new, we are already seeing lots of cases where data recovery is needed for SSDs and flash drives, and research indicates that they may be roughly about as stable as traditional hard drives over time.
That’s because, even though solid-state drives might have no moving parts, there are still small, relatively fragile electronic components inside that can be damaged in a number of different ways, or just wear out from normal use. And, of course, manufacturers know that a small but predictable percentage will fail because of improper assembly or engineering.
The bottom line is that, for customers and users, solid-state data recovery isn’t different from getting information from any other failed or damaged hard drive. For a data recovery team, however, there are different pieces of equipment and skill sets that have to be mastered.
So, if you find that you need an expert team to pull files from a damaged solid-state drive, do what you should always do and find a reputable data recovery service that has the skills and expertise needed to get the job done right.