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  1. Jared Palmer
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    Lately SSD makers have now made recovery from solid state drives infinitely more difficult than even a complex RAID array. The majority of them are now using hardware level encryption via the main control chip to scramble the data on the NAND chips. So even chip-off recovery like we used to do is becoming impossible. Fortunately, Ace Laboratories has been working to address some of the common issues that cause these controllers to go unresponsive on a firmware level. Hopefully this development will continue until we have a good amount of mainstream options for SSD data recovery.

    As to VM recovery, this has become much easier these days with more and more software options available to work with virtual disk images. The real challenge is often just extracting a proper disk image fragmented across a broken RAID array.

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