Thursday, August 8, 2019 by Tilly Holland

Ontrack and Spiceworks partnered to dive into the technical aspects of recovering data from SSDs. Read the questions asked.

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Monday, June 3, 2019 by Michael Nuncic

Fake SSD drives are being sold again online. In this blog, we explain how to spot a fake drive and how you can avoid falling victim to the scams.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019 by Michael Nuncic

As data recovery specialists, we have had many cases over the years where data loss has occurred on NAND Flash-based storage devices - SSDs, USB sticks, and the so-called CF (CompactFlash) cards.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018 by Michael Nuncic

In this latest blog in partnership with Kingston Technologies, we explore the effects of Garbage Collection and TRIM on SSD Performance.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 by Michael Nuncic

In the third part of this blog series in partnership with Kingston, we look at what Over-Provisioning is and how it benefits the SSD.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by Shira Caldie

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Friday, September 15, 2017 by Michael Nuncic

While traditional hard drives appear to be sticking around for a while, chip-based solid state drives (SSDs) continue to advance and improve in sales and are becoming a large part of the future. The reason for SSD success is rather obvious – speed.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016 by Antoine Valette

Wear leveling is a technique that some SSD controllers use to increase the lifetime of the memory. The principle is simple: evenly distribute writing on all blocks of a SSD so they wear evenly. All cells receive the same number of writes, to avoid writing too often on the same blocks.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 by David Logue

This post is a continuation of the series on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and their role in enterprise storage. In the first post, I discussed the differences between traditional HDDs and SSDs. In the second post, I looked at the challenges associated with data destruction and asset disposal.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by David Logue

Why care about data destruction and asset disposal? According to the US Department of Commerce, data security breaches cost US companies more than $250 billion per year! A few examples will help illustrate the importance of proper data erasure and asset disposal practices.

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