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Is Recuva safe to use with an SSD? Its a PCI SSD if that matters and I plan on using the deep scan.

Will it even work? I am using Win7 so no auto TRIM.

Recuva is a deleted file recovery program from the makers of CCleaner.
Edited by MaFi0s0 - 9/30/16 at 8:59am
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Yep, it's safe and it will work. Solid state drives are just a different way to store the 0s and 1s that make up our files and folders. They are also far more durable than most people think:

 

http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

 

Windows 7 has TRIM. It fully supports it and it's usually enabled by default. If you want to check the current setting, then you can use "DisableDeleteNotify". Here's just one of many articles I found that helps explain what I mean: http://www.buildcomputers.net/trim-support.html (what I mean is, just because I'm choosing this one, it doesn't mean I think it's the best one; it's just convenient due to being one of the first search results)


Edited by TwoCables - 9/30/16 at 10:45am
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Yep, it's safe and it will work. Solid state drives are just a different way to store the 0s and 1s that make up our files and folders. They are also far more durable than most people think:

http://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead

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They are also different in the way they manage data. While with HDDs, LBAs usually represent the physical location of the data, thats not the case with SSDs. SSDs need FTL (flash translation layer) which spreads the data all over flash chips because of wear levelling, performance and other considerations. So because of this, recovery data is far more complicated.
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They are also different in the way they manage data. While with HDDs, LBAs usually represent the physical location of the data, thats not the case with SSDs. SSDs need FTL (flash translation layer) which spreads the data all over flash chips because of wear levelling, performance and other considerations. So because of this, recovery data is far more complicated.

 

Well, I haven't had any problems yet with Recuva.

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Well, I haven't had any problems yet with Recuva.

Well, if you try to recovery data soon after it was deleted, then there is a good chance of recovery. Otherwise not.
Obviously that also depends on how aggressive SSD does it's garbage collection etc...
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