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How to Safely Retrieve Files Off Failing HDD, SSD, or SD Cards Using Free Tools

All of the drives we are using to store our precious photos and videos are not 100% reliable. Everybody should know that by now (and back everything up) but even if you are doing it properly, there are times when a drive fails and you have nowhere else to get its contents except from the drive itself.

New Report Shows Solid State Drives Can Take Over 1,000 Years of Data-Writing Abuse

Media storage has come a long way since the days of the room-sized 3.75MB hard disk drives (HDDs) you had to carry around with a fork lift. Most recently, solid state drives (SSDs) have taken over, providing a much more durable means of storing your media, since there are no moving parts inside.

But just how durable are we talking here? It turns out, very. The Tech Report recently put six different drives through the wringer, and it’s been concluded that today’s SSDs will last a thousand years of use -- long enough to last until we find the technology to start literally storing data in the clouds.

Deal Alert: SanDisk Storage at Very Deep Discounts, Today Only

It’s not all that unusual to see deals on SanDisk storage, but the deals are quite a bit more discounted today than they have been in a long while. As part of their special Gold Box, Amazon is offering a number of impressive discounts on SD Cards, CF Cards, and even SSDs if you’re looking to give your computer a solid performance upgrade.