by Roman Morozov, NAND Data Recovery Tutor, ACE Lab
Recent statistics show that solid-state drives are getting a good share of the market of storage devices. And the popularity of SSDs is only expected to grow. There is already a large number of little-known manufacturers, who cut corners on parts of their drives. As a result, numerous low-quality products that can easily fail hit store shelves.
Digital forensic experts have to be prepared for this and are always looking for efficient ways of solving issues that may arise in their daily work. Almost all present-day SSDs have hardware data encryption. That’s why the chip-off method becomes useless for accessing the digital evidence on a damaged device. In this case, the Techno Mode is the only possible way to restore logical access to data on the SSD.