SSD Recovery: How Pros Bring Flash Memory Back To Life
In November of last year, I wrote Disaster Strikes: How Is Data Recovered From A Dead Hard Drive?, chronicling the process as some of my personal storage was brought back from the dead by Seagate Recovery Solutions. Of course, these days we have to worry about more than the loss of important files from mechanical disks. Whether it’s the USB drive in your pocket, the eMMC in your phone, or the SSD in your notebook, flash storage is now just as critical to personal and professional interests, and prone to failure, just like hard drives.
As a follow-up to our coverage last year, we connected with Flashback Data, an Austin-based rescue lab that handles all types of storage devices but carries special expertise in flash media. We even got a special kick when calling the company’s main office and finding Queen’s “Flash” as the on-hold music. Flashback agreed to take us on a tour behind the scenes and show what it takes for a top-level recovery lab to salvage your precious NAND-based bits from the jaws of ruin.