How to Restore Data from Bad SSD?

“My desktop is supported with 500GB SSD to hold data. This SSD on my desktop was infected by malicious viruses, so it got damaged and stopped showing data saved in it. I cannot let go off the valuable data from this bad SSD. Is there any method to recover data from bad SSD? All suggestions are welcome.”

Powered by flash technology, SSD is the best storage device for computers to hoard data. It offers high speed data read and write; hence most of the computer users switch from normal hard drive to SSD. While using SSD on computers, users may encounter numerous instances due to which SSD may turn bad and inaccessible.

SSD may turn bad in scenarios mentioned below:

  • Format error caused by damaged file system on SSD
  • Presence of bad media spots on SSD can affect SSD performance and eventually makes it bad
  • MBR or boot sector damage by the impact of logical errors or software conflicts
  • Operating system issues like incorrect installation, error reinstallation, missing of program related files and inadequate Windows update
  • Frequent power surge, abrupt system shutdown or use of unsecure third party applications on SSD

These circumstances can damage SSD, after which it stops to load, shows error message on system start up or completely becomes inaccessible. Valuable data from such bad SSD will be in futile and users gets disappointed thinking how to retrieve their data.

Bad SSD data recovery software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the suitable software to get back data from bad SSD in an efficient way. Its clever recovery modules can easily retrieve MS Office files, folders, archives, movies, images, installed programs and other files on SSD with much ease. Using this tool, it is possible to rescue data from bad, failed, dead, unrecognized or not working SSD at your fingertips. In addition, it can also recover lost partitions on SSD drives manufactured by OCZ Vertex, Supernova, Transcend, Kingston, Plextor, Seagate, Samsung and other famous brands. One can even regain data from internal / external hard disks, USB pen drives, FireWire drives, memory cards and other storage devices without any effort. This utility is compatible to work on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows XP OS based desktops and laptops.

Guidelines to retrieve data from bad SSD:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on a healthy Windows computer and install it
  • Connect your bad SSD to this system using proper USB cable
  • On launching the program, main screen showing two major options will get displayed
  • Click on ‘Partition Recovery’ option and proceed next
  • Moving further, you have to choose the drive that signifies bad SSD connected externally to this system
  • Next, pick the file types to recover or simply click for ‘Mark All’ to select all file types
  • Further, wait till scanning process completes which will be indicated by ‘Status Bar’
  • Switch between ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’ to have quick look at recovered files
  • Preview any selected file and at last save necessary data to specific target location

Precautions to Take!!!

  • Never store recovered data onto same SSD as it will make way for data overwriting
  • Avoid mistakes while performing crucial tasks on SSD
  • Recurrently backup all necessary data from SSD onto other external storage devices

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