After the success of our first twitter Q&A session on data recovery from virtualised environments , we decided to run a second one, this time on SSD data recovery. This time our resident expert @DrDataRecovery received 22 questions, via the hashtag #odrqa.
Below we have selected some highlights from the twitter Q&A session.
|Why does choosing solid state over HDD decrease the likelihood of recovery in the event of a data loss? #odrqa||@rob_mls|
|@rob_msl This is complex, but in summary there are 2 key differences between SSD & mechanical hard drives: …cont #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|@rob_msl 1. How and where the data is stored on the media, 2. The magnetic vs electronic storage implications. #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|SSD is popular & more stable. Isn’t it a no-brainer to switch to it over HDD, especially since data loss chances are lower? #odrqa||@breakiemartini|
|@breakiemartini #odrqa You are correct, but because it is a relatively new technology & the way data is stored to it, we always advise our…||@DrDataRecovery|
|#odrqa to conduct an data loss implications analysis & the likelihood & cost of a successful recovery, particularly for…||@DrDataRecovery|
|Enterprise SSD is also more expensive per GB than HDD – but prices are falling! #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|One of the key advantages of SSD is its greater reliability, correct? Then why the fuss about data loss? #odrqa||@gugss|
|@gugss You are right, SSDs have shown to have greater reliability over HDDs, although by how much is a point of debate. #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|@gugss The issue is HDDs can give warning signs before a failure whereas SSDs can undergo total data loss with no warning. #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|@gugss This is why we always advise our clients to keep regular & reliable backups of critical data, no matter the media storage being used. #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|My micro usb card has just stopped working – looks like the metal bits are scratched. Can you fix it? #odrqa||@Photobrookphoto|
|Unfortuntately MicroUSBs have no protection in their structure so any physical damage will render the card unrecoverable. Sorry! #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
|#odrqa I use SSD storage in my RAID, & when I had a data loss last year, I was told that the data couldn’t be reassembled because of…||@rob_mls|
|the RAID controller in my system. Does this sound accurate? #odrqa||@rob_mls|
|@rob_mls #odrqa RAID controllers allocate how & where the data is saved across the drives & there are many different types. See http://bit.ly/o6hTaJ||@DrDataRecovery|
|@rob_mls #odrqa Most data recovery suppliers will not have the expertise to be able to deal with different RAID controllers, & can result in…||@DrDataRecovery|
|@rob_mls the data being (often inadvertently) damaged beyond repair. Choose suppliers carefully. #odrqa||@DrDataRecovery|
Thanks again to all those that participated in our twitter Q&A session!
As always, if you have any further questions on SSD data recovery then this blog is a great place to start, or alternatively you can tweet our expert @DrDataRecovery.