PhotoRec and SSD

Using PhotoRec to recover lost data
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PhotoRec and SSD

#1 Post by Anthony317 » 29 Nov 2016, 21:12

Hello folks!

Does it work on SSD? Is there a chance when PhotoRec will kill this type of drive during the recovery process? What can cause such SSD malfunction? It seems like Photorec ruined my computer, i guess there might be issues with my ssd.

I am looking forward to get a helpful suggestion here, please, share your opinions, thnk you!

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Re: PhotoRec and SSD

#2 Post by cgrenier » 30 Nov 2016, 08:11

PhotoRec opens the source device in read-only mode, it can not write anything on the disk. TestDisk and PhotoRec do not see any difference between a SSD and a mechanical disk.

The most serious source of problem on a ssd is electric problem (power drop, voltage spike...), it may damage the flash controller.
Wear leveling https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wear_leveling is used on ssd to avoid too much write cycle on specific memory zone, but it's no bullet proof.

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Re: PhotoRec and SSD

#3 Post by Anthony317 » 30 Nov 2016, 11:16

Thank you for the quick response!

Have you heard about FileVault encryption or any other type of data encrypting? Will PhotoRec work in case the volume is encrypted? Thank you, i do appreciate the help.

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