The Pros and Cons of SSDs as External Hard Drives

As our lives become increasingly mobile, it’s only natural for people to seek portable storage options that can function on the go, as well. For years now, this need for portable storage has manifested itself in the form of floppy...
July 7, 2021

The Unique Way Datarecovery.com, Inc. Can Recover Data from MacBook Model A1708 SSDs

When choosing a new computer, the amount of storage on the laptop or desktop is often a huge deciding factor. Some don’t need much, seeing as they’ll just be using the computer for casual browsing, streaming, and the occasional work...
July 1, 2021

Garbage Collection On An SSD: A Simple Explanation

Garbage collection is a process used by solid-state drives (SSDs) to optimize space, improve efficiency, and keep your device working as efficiently as possible. It’s also a common source of confusion for personal computer users — and the name “garbage...
October 1, 2019

Does Defragmenting A Solid-State Drive Cause Data Loss?

Defragmenting a solid-state drive (SSD) is a bad idea...under most circumstances. Here's a brief overview of how defragmentation works, why it's largely unnecessary for solid-state drives, and what you can do instead.
September 30, 2019

Samsung’s 4TB SSD Is A Breakthrough, But There’s A Problem

Solid-state drives (SSDs) provide better performance than hard-disk drives (HDDs), but with several significant caveats, including one big one: For the last decade or so, one of the major problems with SSD technology has been affordability.  That might change soon....
August 8, 2018

What is the TRIM Command on Solid State Drives?

The TRIM command allows solid-state drives (SSDs) to function efficiently. An operating system tells the SSD that blocks of data aren’t in use; the SSD can then wipe out those blocks. If you’re having trouble understanding the concept of the...
January 30, 2017

OWC / Other World Computing Data Recovery

OWC offers a wide range of accessories, upgrade options, and high-end storage products geared toward Mac users. Some of their best selling products are external devices, and this includes single hard drive as well as multi-drive options in their Mercury...
July 21, 2015

Plextor Data Recovery

Plextor’s offerings in the data storage industry have been mainly centered around optical media, but in recent years, they’ve introduced several SSD and NAS devices intended for home computer users and small offices. Their NAS devices have been fairly well...
June 23, 2014