2012 Macbook Air SSD Data recovery

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by full moon, Jun 19, 2016.

  1. full moon macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2012 Macbook Air with 512Gb SSD. I took the SSD out for a while and put it back while the macbook air in sleep mode, obviously i'm not paying attention thinking it's turned off. Then, turned off the macbook air and back on but was stuck with disc utility window, there was no option but to reinstall the Mac OS El Capitan. Now my data all gone around 300 GB of data! I used various recovery software but all they did was recovering existing El Capitan system files with no foot print to the old files. How would I recover my data from this 512gb SSD hard drive? Thanks for any help.
     
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    Who is the manufacturer of the SSD? If you didn't catch that while taking the SSD off, you can see it in System Report as well (post the model number here). Some manufacturers support data recovery better than the others, but generally data is not recoverable from an SSD.
     
  3. full moon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, the SSD model is APPLE SSD SM512E, omg I hope there is a way to recover my months of work.
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    If you pull your SSD out again and attach it as an external device, there might be another chance.
    Just another way. I don't know exactly how to do.
     
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    EaseUS claims to be able to recover data from Samsung SSDs, so give it a try.
     
  6. donlab macrumors 6502

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    Kroll Ontrack.
    https://www.krollontrack.com
    Give them a call, get quote.

    They specialise in data recovery. I was a customer when my colleague deleted 1TB worth of data from our SAN. They recovered about 98% of the data. They don't just specialise in enterprise IT, they also assist with consumer data recovery as well. It's going to be expensive, but they offer the best chances to get your data back.
     
  7. full moon thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you It looked a good tool, tried it and it gave me the current system data like files of current installed apps but nothing about old files similar to other softwares I used. Appreciate your help.


    Thank you Shirazaki I'm using the same SSD now after reinstalling the Mac OS and can use tools to dig in it, so not sure what advantage pulling it out as usb drive would give me.

    Thank you donlab they seem capable, I'll check them out.
     
  8. donlab macrumors 6502

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    Wait....you already overwrote data by reinstalling the OS.... The drive needs to be removed from the laptop and sent off for data recovery.
     

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