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Airin's Notes

Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Drive Utilties
October 23, 2021

Perform a quick benchmark of a hard drive using ReadSpeed

If a SSD has slow performance on one section compared to another, run Spinrite level 2/3 on it. Same for a hard drive with abnormally slow performance.

Fix drive errors with corruption and slow performance (not for hardware defects)
Spinrite from

After running Spinrite on level 3 or higher on a SSD, use the following Windows 10 command to force a recalculation of TRIM:
Optimize-Volume -DriveLetter C: -retrim -verbose

Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Imaging Tools
October 24, 2021

These tools let you clone/image your drive for free. These are useful when migrating from a Hard Drive HDD to Solid State Drive SSD.

Macrium Reflect Free

EaseUS Todo Backup

Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Perform TRIM on Windows 10 SSD
October 24, 2021

Run this from an elevated Powershell window:
Optimize-Volume -DriveLetter C -retrim -verbose

Category: Hardware 🠪 Drives
Professional Data Recovery Services
October 28, 2021

As of yet, I don't have any personal experience with any of these companies.

Meridian: Northwest Data Recovery

Boise and Meridian: File Savers

Mail in services:

Keywords: Hard Drive, Click of death, failed, SSD, Memory Card, SD Card, MicroSD

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