M.2 SSD Data Recovery

I offer professional data recovery M.2 SSD Drives as well as standard SSD’s. M.2 Solid-state drives are becoming more and more popular as SSD technology advances. M.2 offers amazing capacity and its price continues to decline rapidly. Laptop manufacturers, as well as higher-end desktops, utilize it.

Eric’s Computer Services is here to help you get if you need your data back.

I provide a full range of M.2 recovery including software recovery, and hardware recovery.

What is an M.2 SSD?

M.2 was formerly called Next Generation Form Factor (NGFF). The M.2 Solid State Drive (SSD) is an industry specification for small form factor storage. The design of the form factor began to give high-performance storage devices a thin fast drive with no moving parts. While it was first found in laptops it is now found in desktop computers.

While mostly used for storage the M.2 specification can also support USB, Wi-Fi, and PCIe.

What are the different types of an M.2 SSD?

Solid State Drives that use the M.2 interface can be SATA-based, PCIe-based with NVMe support, or PCIe-based without NVMe support. The newest and fastest M.2 is one with NVMe support.

M.2 Lengths

All M.2 drives use the same interface but have different lengths.  The most lengths for SSD drives are 80mm (“M.2-2280”) and 60mm (“M.2-2260”). All available M.2 lengths are as follows:

  • M.2 2230: 22 millimeters wide by 30 millimeters long.
  • M.2 2242: 22 millimeters wide by 42 millimeters long.
  • M.2 2260: 22 millimeters wide by 60 millimeters long.
  • M.2 2280: 22 millimeters wide by 80 millimeters long.
  • M.2 2210: 22 millimeters wide by 110 millimeters long.

What is NVMe

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a communications interface and driver that defines a command set and feature set for PCIe-based SSDs with the goals of increased and efficient performance. In short NVMe makes a drive faster and more efficient. NVMe allows host hardware and software to better make use of parallelism in modern SSDs. NVMe reduces input/output (i/o) and offers performance improvements to the logical-device interfaces. NVMe also allows multiple long command queues, and reduces latency.

Why is Data Recover Data need from M.2 SSD’s?

There are several reasons why data recovery is needed from a M.2 SSD. The most common are:

  1. 1. A hardware failure or software error occurred and the user does not have a backup of critical data. Often I find business data or personal images, videos, and documents that are not backed up.
  2. 2. Software issues are often called logical corruption. M2 drives can still have partitions that get lost, the filesystem that get corrupt, or drives that get accidentally formatted. Not to mention deleted files or issues with viruses.
  3. 3. Hardware failures still occur on M2 drives and cause data loss.

Common Model Laptops that include M.2 Solid State Drives

Here is a shortlist of some of the most common models and series of M.2 Solid State Drives sold between 2019 and 2021.

  • Adata XPG SX8200 Pro
  • Adata XPG GAMMIX
  • Corsair Force MP600
  • Crucial P2
  • Intel 660p
  • Intel 760p
  • Kingston A400
  • Samsung 860
  • Samsung 960
  • Samsung 970
  • Samsung 980
  • Crucial MX500
  • Sabrent Rocket
  • Sabrent Rocket Q
  • Seagate FireCuda 510
  • Seagate FireCuda 520
  • Team Group MS30
  • WD Blue
  • WD Blue SN550
  • Western Digital WD Black
  • WD_Black SN750