Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD Data Recovery

The SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD is a high-performance, compact solid-state drive designed for professionals who require fast and reliable storage on the go. With storage capacities ranging from 250GB to 4TB, this SSD offers ample space for storing large files, including photos, videos, and documents. Its durable design is both water and dust-resistant, making it suitable for outdoor adventures and rugged environments.

Inside the external SSD casing, you'll find an M.2 key SSD seamlessly connected to a USB-C adapter, ensuring user-friendly accessibility. The SSD model is the Sandisk 60523 with a generous storage capacity of 512GB and a part number of 5490582375126.

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD Data Recovery

Data Recovery Method

A client of Zero Alpha Data Recovery came into our service with a Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD that was unresponsive in our system. They required data such as work files, documents and photos. After an assessment at Zero Alpha Data Recovery, our engineers took apart the external casing of the portable SSD to analyse the internal componets for any damage such as burn marks or ill fitted chips.

When no damage could be identified, the expertise of our engineers could distinguish the type of SSD and fit it with a specialised adaptor to be able to read the contents of the damaged SSD. Once connected to our systems, technical applications were used to counter the software issues inside the SSD and create a image to be able to save the data that was still existing inside the device.

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD Data Recovery

sandisk extreme portable ssd tear down

Data Recovery Prevention for External SSD's

Data recovery prevention for external SSDs is a critical aspect of maintaining the integrity and security of your digital files. While SSDs offer numerous advantages, including faster data access and durability, they are not immune to data loss or corruption. To prevent data recovery scenarios, it's crucial to regularly back up your data to multiple sources, including cloud storage and other external drives. Additionally, avoid unplugging or ejecting the SSD abruptly while it's in use to minimize the risk of file system corruption. Implementing robust security measures, such as encryption, can protect your data from unauthorized access in case the SSD is lost or stolen. Lastly, periodically check the health of your SSD using manufacturer-provided tools and consider retiring it if signs of wear and tear or declining performance emerge, as proactive measures can significantly reduce the likelihood of data recovery becoming a necessity.

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD Data Recovery Caselog

03Nov23: This sandisk ssd did not detect via usbc or m.2 pci.

Controller: SanDisk 20-82-10023-A1. This controller is encrypted and chip off will not work.

PMIC: 90430VM330. Typically used by WD

DRAM: Does not use.

NAND: SanDisk 60523 512G

Sandisk are the makers of cheap low quality solid state drives which makes them a popular choice for consumers. So what happens when SanDisk SSD devices fail? Well you are at a huge risk of losing all your data! Customers bring me these faulty unresponsive SSDs because its my job to BRING THEM BACK FROM THE DEAD!

00:00 SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable SSD USB-C
00:07 How to open a SanDisk Portable SSD
00:48 SanDisk 20-82-10023-A1 CPU Main controller chip
01:42 Not detecting basic tests
02:50 PMIC power management chip (90430VM330)
21:41 Removing the power management integrated circuit
29:28 New chip solution
35:50 The omg plug it in moment
37:00 Outro, explaining the data recovery process

Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD PMIC Chip Replacement 90430VM330

Sandisk 90430VM330 0 amp Problem

21NOV23: Another 500gb SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD in for service. Model number is SDSSDE61-500G with 0 amp problem. Be very careful when removing these SSD from the enclosure as the double sided tape is very strong and you risk damage if you don't take your time to carefully remove it.


Accidently formatted Sandisk SSD Extreme Pro 4TB

11Jun24: This customer accidently formatted their SSD extreme pro 4tb sandisk. We were able to recover all the photos, videos back.

SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 4TB in Box Data Recovery

SanDisk 4TB Extreme Portable SSD SDSSDE61 4T00 Data Recovery