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5 SSD trends in 2013 and 4 predictions for 2014

SSD technology has had a rather eventful 2013. We recap some trends that we have seen at Kroll Ontrack: With the decrease in price of SSD and other flash devices (per GB in storage) popularity has been on the increase and is closing in on the popularity of HDD technology. Kroll Ontrack has seen flash media recoveries grow to nearly 10 per cent of all our recoveries this year. There has …Read More

How to securely erase data from SSDs: 4 questions answered

What are the areas of an SSD where the data is stored? SSDs have four main areas where data is stored: System Area blocks (firmware, etc.) are generally stored in the first few blocks, but can be located anywhere.  No user data is stored in this area. Spare blocks can be stored anywhere.  Old copies of user data are stored here, until the garbage collection routine erases them during idle …Read More

5 SSDs and data recovery complications

Over the past few years Kroll Ontrack have been compiling a database of Solid State Drives (SSD) and other flash memory devices sent to them for data recovery. Its engineers have recently been analysing this data and have come up with the top 5 SSD recovery issues that make data recovery from SSDs much more complex than traditional HDDs: 1. Proprietary design and architecture The design of SSD is rapidly evolving …Read More

Risks & rewards of SSDs [infographic]

The benefits of SSD are widely reported, however, what are the risks? We undertook a survey of 243 IT professionals across Europe and enquired into their attitudes and experience with SSD technology within their businesses. Embed on your website or blog Copy this code into your website or blog to use our infographic on your site.<a href=”http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/resource-library/infographics/ssd-technology”><img src=”http://www.krollontrack.co.uk/images/Infographic-SSD.jpg” alt=”The Risks & Rewards of SSD Technology, by Kroll Ontrack UK”></a><p>Source: <a …Read More

Solid State Hybrid Drives (SSHD): the next big thing?

Over the past few years we have seen the gradual introduction of Solid State Drives (SSDs) in to the hard drive market. Although they have made a big impact within the industry, some consumers still have concerns over price and questions over reliability when looking for data storage media for their PC or laptop. We have seen many different types of SSD with varying types of failure in our lab, and …Read More

PCIE storage and what it means for SSD recovery

Following the increase in popularity of SSDs and the demand for slimmer and lighter devices, more companies are now looking at PCIE-based storage as a replacement for the SATA interface. Essentially, these drives connect directly in to PCIE (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) slots, meaning that data transfer rates are much faster than traditional hard drives. In addition, by using these devices the overall form factor of the host machine can …Read More