Know How To Recover Data from SSD on Mac?

Updated on November 25, 2021

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What is an SSD?

A solid state drive (SSD) on Mac is a type of data storage device that saves files in solid state memory and provides faster access than a standard hard drive. Instead of using a spinning disk, a solid state disk uses integrated circuit assemblies to store data using flash memory to read and write data.

Data loss can happen, regardless of an SSD's advanced features. It can occur due to damage, accidental formatting, file deletion, and even virus attack. To understand how to recover data from a Mac SSD, stick to this article all the way to the end.

Is It Possible To Recover Data From an SSD On Mac?

The SSD might be faster and have more advantages than the HDD but it becomes harder to recover data from the SSD. This is due to the fact that HDDs store data on a physical disk and do not quickly delete files. So, if you need to retrieve a deleted file, simply look in the same directory where it was previously saved and see if it's still there. The same principle used to apply for SSD until TRIM became standard practise.

Note: Data can be recovered from an SSD, but it is greatly influenced by whether or not the TRIM command is enabled.

When the TRIM command is activated, the OS instructs the SSD to remove unused data. As a result, the SSD can only access data-containing blocks, making it faster. Data recovery becomes difficult if the TRIM feature is enabled on Mac, the Mac OS deletes the index of previously existing files to improve read/write performance.

Check If TRIM Feature Is Enabled On Mac

Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your Mac system while holding down the Option button on the keyboard. Find and click the SATA column, then look at the TRIM Support column to see what it says. Yes indicates that TRIM is enabled on your Mac.

To Disable the TRIM follow the below steps

  • Open the Terminal app, now type Sudo Trimforce Disable and hit Enter
  • .
  • There will be a few notices and warnings displayed. You can either read it or just bypass the formalities by typing Y and pressing Enter to continue.

By following these steps you can easily disable the TRIM feature, having the TRIM feature disabled will eventually slow down the SSD on your Mac computer.

Recover Deleted Data Using SSD Data Recovery Software For Mac

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This software can retrieve deleted files from SSD’s with the file systems FAT16, FAT32, ExFAT, HFS+, or HFS. It is 100% safe and has powerful scanning algorithm that supports data recovery from unreadable, corrupted, damaged, crashed, formatted, or reformatted Hard drives on MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini. download the tool now and recover files from Mac SSD.


How to Restore Data from SSD on Mac?

To retrieve deleted files from external SSD on Mac, download and install Remo Recover Mac. Now connect your SSD via USB cable and follow the steps below.

Step 1: From the main screen select the Recover Volumes/Drives option to recover deleted data from external SSD on mac.

Recover Data from SSD Drive - Main Screen

Step 2: Now select the Volume Recovery option.

Recover SSD Drive MacBook Air - Select Volume Recovery

Step 3: Now select the appropriate SSD from which you need to recover data and click Next option to continue.

SSD Drive Recovery MacBook Air - Select Drive

Step 4: After completion of the recovery process, you see the list of retrieved data displayed in File Type View and Data View


Step 5: Finally click on the Save option to retrieve files from SSD Mac to your desired location.

Common Reasons For Data Loss on Mac SSD and Their Solution

1. Losing Important files Due to Various reasons:

Data loss is inevitable and you might lose your important files due to various reasons like corruption, deletion, formatting if you don't have backup of your important data. So it is recommended to take a backup of your files regularly. You can set your Mac to automatically backup your files on a regular basis using the Time Machine application.

2. SSD doesn't show files:

It is recommended to perform a checkup on internal as well as external Mac SSD every few months to ensure that the data is properly organized. Additionally, wipe out temporary, unneeded, and cache files from your Mac SSD to keep it tidy.

3. Lost data from Mac SSD due to physical damage:

To avoid physical damage to the Mac SSD, keep your Mac in a cool, dust-free environment and avoid moisture.

4. Losing important files due to power outage:

Mac SSD might have vital data, and we don't want to lose it. However, you must avoid power surges, which can lead to data loss while transferring. Switch to other power supply alternatives to avoid sudden power outages.

5. Losing Mac SSD data due to virus attack:

If you ever notice that your computer isn't performing properly or has slowed down, it's possible that your SSD is infected with viruses or malware attacks. This can ruin your vital data. To avoid corruption, it is recommended to use antivirus software and keep it up to date.

Tips To Avoid Data Loss On SSD

  • Always buy an external SSD equipped with S.M.A.R.T(self-monitoring analysis reporting technique), which warns the users of any potential failure.
  • Always take a backup of your important data regularly.
  • Make use of antivirus software to protect your SSD from corruption.
  • Do not add any new data on crashed SSD, this will result in overwriting.
  • Check twice before deleting a file on SSD.

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