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    SSD are a bit different than magnetic media and potentially a lot harder to recover.

    The main difference is that there is a garbage collection mechanism which physically erases unused pages in order that they become available for writes. This happens within the drive as long as it's powered up and can't be disabled. A quick format won't overwrite files directly but it will TRIM all the data blocks. The longer the drive is powered up the better the odds that the garbage collector has erased the relevant pages.

    Another difference is that the logical block addresses don't correspond directly to physical storage, the mapping changes over time and in general not all physical storage is directly accessible. So you can't just read every sector the way you can on a magnetic disk. Well, you can, but the results you get back will be arbitrarily jumbled up to some degree.

    Worth a go though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    But if he can wait until Friday to recover data then it's probably not very valueable...
    It's valuable but I have to wait till Friday as that is the soonest I'll have physical access to the disk
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    Quote Originally Posted by administrator View Post
    Aye, definitely don't write to disk! Never tried on an SSD but should be the same. I have always had good results with:
    Free Data Recovery Software to free recover deleted files and recover formatted or corrupt hard drives - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition.

    Looks like you can install and recover 1GB for free so worth a punt! Good luck.
    Worked a treat, I only needed to recover <200kb so didn't have to pay!
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    Similar situation - is this still the best option?

    https://www.easeus.com/datarecoveryw...y-software.htm

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    I'm not sure there was a "best option" identified last time out, but that one looks good. Try it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    I'm not sure there was a "best option" identified last time out, but that one looks good. Try it!
    Maybe 'best' was the wrong adjective, I just wanted to check a 4 year old recommendation wasn't now the beetamax of solutions.

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