In this guide, you will learn how to recover lost or deleted data from a SATA/mSATA/NVMe/PCIe/M.2 SSD drive or volume safely, along with some tips to prevent future data loss scenarios at the end.
Unlike traditional hard drives, Solid-State Drives (SSD) are NAND flash memory-based storage media—much faster and reliable than the traditional hard drives. Also, SSDs aren’t prone to mechanical failure or affected by sudden shock or drop. They are small, lightweight, consume less power, and create virtually no sound.
However, SSDs are prone to logical damages, corruption, and disk errors due to bad blocks, virus or malware infection, system crash, etc.
In fact, recovery of a file lost or accidentally deleted from a SSD is much more complex as it stores data in an entirely different way, and uses TRIM command—if enabled—to wipe deleted files internally. This makes it much more complex and difficult to recover lost or deleted data from an SSD storage.
Steps to Recover Lost or Deleted Data from an SSD
To get back lost or deleted files from an SSD storage media, you must leverage a sophisticated data recovery software such as Stellar Data Recovery Professional. This DIY data recovery software can also restore files from corrupt or formatted SSD drive and missing SSD partitions in a few simple steps, which are as follows:
- Download and install Stellar Data Recovery Professional software
- Connect SSD if not already. Skip if SSD is internal
- Click ‘All Data’ and then click ‘Next’
- Select the SSD drive volume from ‘Connected Drives’ and turn on the ‘Deep Scan’ toggle switch at the bottom left
- Click ‘Scan’
- After the scan, check the desired files. Click on a file to see its preview or use the search bar to quickly locate the files
- Select the files you wish to recover and save
- Click the ‘Recover’ button and choose a save location on your PC. Do not select affected SSD volume