This sounds crazy, but sometimes baking SSDs fixes them if they break. This process causes the solder to reflow. So here’s how to do the SSD oven trick.
I took a strange phone call from the field today, asking for advice about creating policies and procedures on data recovery.
There’s no easy answer.
This is inspired by a comment I received a couple of days ago. It’s one of those questions that if you know to ask, you probably already know the answer. But I’ll say it anyway.
No, it’s not OK to staple an SD card, a compact flash card, or any other kind of flash media to an envelope, a piece of paper, or anything else.
It was 1997. I was working my first full-time job, and my phone rang with my first crisis.
“What happened to the K drive?” the caller asked.
I glanced over at my network drive cheat sheet, which listed all of our shares and what server they were on. In those days, most of our servers still had 300-400 megabyte drives and that meant every file server hosted, at most, a couple of shares. There was no K drive on our list. I was afraid this was about to get interesting. Read more
Windows stores orphan files in a directory called found.000 with a .chk extension. It’s possible to recover data from those orphans. Here’s how to recover chk files, or recover files from found.000.