SSDs, TRIM and the Recovery of Deleted Data
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

SSDs are well-known for their reliability and speed, but what does not seem to be quite as well understood is what happens on a modern SSD drive that has TRIM enabled when a file is deleted. So first of all: What is TRIM? TRIM is a command that has to be supported by both the computer's operating system as well as the SSD within that computer. In short TRIM is a method of both prolonging an SSD's life as well as preventing the inevitable degradation in performance that will occur over time if TRIM is not enabled. The reason that SSDs degrade over time is quite simple. For an area of ​​the SSD to accept new data, the old data must first be removed, creating a performance hit on each write attempt because each page must first be read from (to determine whether or not the page is empty) then effectively be written to twice, once to clear the original data and once more to write the new data to the page. The more deletion that takes place over time, the more likely it is that some or all of the pages being written to will need to be cleared…

How Do I Recover Data from a Damaged Hard Disk? Part 2
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

What the heck is disk imaging and how can it help us recover our hard disk data? I have no idea. Just kidding! I know. I'm a pro at this. Basically just think of it as taking a snapshot of the data you want to recover. You then draw from scratch some more data after you go back and fix all the internal damage to the file system. After this is done, you still may not be 100% back to normal, but you should at least get some of your data back. What tools do we need for this? Use a DOS tool like HDClone and that should do the trick. Most of the time you can recover data from all the non-physical parts of the hard disk. Some studies have been done with an open source program called DCFLdd on a Linux 2.4 Kernel system that actually screwed up the hard disk even more. And this is when the data was available and did not need to be recovered! So stick with DOS for now. Or if you have a friend in the FBI or police department, you could ask him to burn you a copy of ILook IXImager,…

How to Recover Lost Data the Easy Way
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

Even the most capable computer users will at some time encounter data loss, whether its by accident deletion, a computer virus or data loss from damaged equipment. Your family pictures and your music collection may not gone forever though. They can still be recovered, which is why I'm going to tell you how to recover lost data the easy way. The first step to recovering lost data the easy way is by realizing the file has been deleted. The more time that passes since the deletion, the less likely you are to recover the data. It is very important to try and recover as soon as possible. If the item was deleted from the recycle bin it can usually be restored using a free program like restoration freeware. The simple interface makes recovering lost data as easy as possible. Now if the data has been lost because of a hard drive error, it can be a bit more difficult to recover. Since most computers only have one hard drive, you will have to first attach the drive to another computer system so that you can run the recovery program on it. Once it is hooked up to another computer you…

Can Data Be Recovered from an Erased Hard Disk Drive?
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

With each incident of sensitive personal data being found on computer hard disks, whether it be celebrity bank details or Government records, the debate about hard disk erasure heats up. The removal of data from computer systems is an area where scare stories frequently emerge. Statements such as "you can not remove all of the data from a hard disk" have been made about by renamed figures in the world of data recovery and computer forensics. Is it true that you can not clean data from a hard disk drive? Can forensic experts and Government spooks get the data back, regardless of what data erasure technique has been used? What is Hard Drive Erasure? True data erasure is where a dedicated degaussing mechanism is used to flip all of the bits on a magnetic material so that no trace of data remains. Data erasure software does not actually erase, it replaces data with other data, so removing the information that you no longer want to be stored. Why Erase Data? Deletion of a file from a hard disk drive does not, in most instances, do anything to the data it simply removes an entry that tells the operating system where…

How To Recover Data From Scratched Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

A hard drive, also known as a hard disk, a hard disk drive or an HDD is an important component in a computer. All the programs and files are stored in this hard drive. If the drive is damaged, you lose all the data i.e. all the files and the programs. Each year, an alarmingly large amount of important data that has not been backed up is lost due to failed hard disks. This has led to the recent boom in the hard drive recovery industry. In video and cassette tapes, information is stored in long thin strips of tapes and their surfaces are coated with polished magnetic material. Similarly, the hard disc also contains round platters (plates) which are made up of glass or Aluminum and are coated with polished magnetic material. A very clean polished surface is an important criterion for the proper functioning of a hard disc. Even the smallest particle on the surface of the hard disc will cause damage to the files stored in it. Data is a piece of formatted readable information. There are two types of storages namely, primary storage or internal memory, and the secondary storage. Few examples of the secondary storage…

Recover Lost Data – How to Restore Lost Data Quickly and Easily
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

Do you need to recover lost data? Are you afraid that some important documents, files, or emails are lost forever? What if I told you there is a way to restore lost data very easily? What you need is specialized software that can track it down. There are many ways that we can "lose data". Here are some of the most popular – o Accidentally deleting files from the recycle bin. o Reformatting your hard drive and losing all of your information. o Your hard drive becomes corrupt and you can no longer access information. o You accidently delete emails from your inbox that you actually needed. o A portable or periphery storage device was erased or corrupted. These are just a few examples of why you would need to recover lost data. And in all of these cases you can actually restore lost data very quickly. The key is to act quickly! Although the data can be recovered, if you wait to long there is a possibility you may lose your chance. The reason is the lost files can be over-written at any time. There is no protection for them. But if you act quickly I promise you can…

Data Recovery Methods – Chip-Off and JTAG
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

There are two main techniques when dealing with mobile phone data recovery and flash recoveries. By interrogating the NAND memory chip, both of these techniques give data recovery engineers access to a low-level image of the data, although they are both very different. Mobile phones, flash storage and solid-state-drives all rely on memory chips for storing information in contrast to hard disk drives, which use rotating platters and read/write heads. When it comes to hard disk drives they all tend to use a common approach to storing data, meaning that data recovery tools can be generic. Flash devices on the other hand vary a lot more having a wealth of different data formats, file structures, algorithms, memory types and configurations, data extractors are often ‘device specific’. This means that the only way to gain a bit for bit copy of the raw data is to interrogate the memory chips directly, effectively bypassing the operating system. This is where chip-off and JTAG technology comes into play. The first method is the chip-off approach. This technique requires de-soldering the memory chip from the circuitry. In order to remove the chip from the device without causing any damage it requires precision skill under…

How to Recover Your Lost Hard Drive Data
RecoverySoft / March 19, 2018

Help! My system crashed and my data is gone! Losing data is all but impossible for those with just a little bit of technical experience these days. Purchasing a backup program or an external hard drive to store our most detailed information safely is inherent and we do not even think about it anymore … it just happens with a magical poof. Right? Unfortunately, this is not the case. There are several methods and programs that assist in the prevention of data loss due to heat, corruption or virus infection. We receive emails, pop-ups, news reports and more on the latest virus or technological solution but with our fast paced jobs and soccer games and pictures we need to download, we put it off for another day. However, once the system crashes, the motherboard fries or the screen goes black and the button thingamajiggy does not work anymore, panic hits. We cry out and begin plugging and unplugging, calling the Geekaroma, Little Joey down the street that just fixed Aunt Edna's machine or anyone that will listen to our sad, sad story about how we almost finished the proposal on time. Yet, in reality, our data is still there. Many…

How To Recover Data From Hard Drive
RecoverySoft / March 18, 2018

If you have been using computers for a while, you must have heard that the data that is stored in your hard disk is not necessarily safe. Those of you who think that this is not true will need to face reality and be aware that it is actually true. This can be attributed to the fact that hard drives are not as sturdy as other methods of storage like CDs and DVDs. Hard disks are mechanical and active devices which will make them have a higher standby to break down when compared to other non mechanical devices. When a hard disk breaks down, there is the chance that the data it had will be lost. This raises the question, how to recover data from hard drive. Another factor that can contribute to the loss of data is the user who is using that computer. This can be done by erasing data from the hard disk by mistake or by causing the loss of data through use of malicious software. There are several ways you can recover data from hard disk drive. Sometimes, you will find that your computer is not responding or it is not behaving the way it…

Recover Lost Data From External Hard Disk
RecoverySoft / March 18, 2018

The external drives have advanced features that provide extended storage space for your data, easily transfer information from one computer to another, and backup your internal drives stored data. Although the device is compact and light weight, still you can save a huge amount of data on it. Due to its high portability and accessibility, you can carry your important files everywhere you go and can access it on any computer. These devices are available with several models and with a wide range of storage capacities. The mass storage device external hard disk drive can be easily attached to the computer using different ports and can be used to store information. The most commonly used interfaces to connect the device to computer are USB, FireWire, Ethernet and eSATA port. In order to store and transfer large amount of files, the external hard drives are highly useful. No matter how reliable is your storage device; these can be crashed at some point of time and you may not be able to access the files stored on it. Even though you are systematic and caring the disk properly, data loss on external hard drives quite frequent. There can be various reasons that…