Is data recovery possible with flash drives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by washburn, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. washburn macrumors 6502

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    If something happens to the computer and its not turning on or whatever...is it possible to access the drive to recover important files?

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    It is possible, but you could also invest into a backup strategy, which is cheaper than getting a recovery service.

    Example:
     
  3. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    Flash memory recovery is very trick and expensive. At least with mechanical drives, most of the time, the platters are intact and recovery services just use the platters and recover data.

    With SSD's, all data is electronically written to chips and it will be tougher to recover. No moving parts.

    I would just move on and start fresh, and as mentioned above, use TimeMachine (at least).

    If you do work on your computer, then I would invest in external RAID1 drives.
     
  4. leman macrumors 604

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    Not if the drive kicked the bucket ;)

    @OP: always back up, and back up redundantly. It does not matter whether you have an SSD, HDD, tape or something else, all storage media fails eventually and redundant backups are the only way to secure your data.
     

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