Does a Fried SSD Mean the Data Doesn’t Need Destruction?

Does a Fried SSD Mean the Data Doesn’t Need Destruction?


SSD hard drives are sensitive to power issues. Every year, there are countless cases where someone fries their solid state drive because they used a faulty power cable, the wrong cable for their modular power supply, or there was a surge at the outlet and they weren’t using a surge protector. Just like that and the next time they go to turn on their computer, they get reverted to a black screen. The BIOS suddenly doesn’t detect the SSD and it becomes apparently something has gone wrong.

Does a fried SSD mean the data doesn’t need destruction?

“Fried” tends to indicate it’s gone and everything stored on it is lost, but that’s not actually the case. Fried solid state drives can still hold data. The data could be restored with a new power system or new hardware for the SSD. While it’s unlikely that it could be fully repaired, data restoration could still be possible. This is why it’s extremely important to use hard drive destruction equipment to completely irradiate all data that could still exist on the solid state drive.

Ensure the content is unreadable

The most important thing when getting rid of a fried SSD is to make sure the content on it is unreadable. This can only be accomplished with hard drive destruction equipment, as it destroys the hard drive entirely while also ensuring that the data is completely irreparable.

SSD hard drives can fail without any signs

Sometimes you have plugged in any power cables and don’t suspect there was a power surge. Keep in mind, SSD hard drives can fail without any sign that it’s failing. If this happens to you, data destruction equipment is the best way to dispose of the hard drive.

If you have any questions about the ways to dispose of hard drives properly, data destruction devices, or hard drive destruction equipment, please contact us.

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