Solid State Storage Devices for Professional Photographers: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Best Practices and Data Recovery

Chris Bross

Solid-state storage is the primary medium for capturing and preserving unique and valuable content for the professional photography industry. These many flavors of NAND flash-based solid-state devices are typically more reliable than hard disk drives, but unexpected problems and data loss can still occur. 

In this presentation we will explore the maintenance, troubleshooting, best practices and data recovery from common solid-state storage devices. We’ll discuss what to do if a failure does occur, the steps a user can take themselves to resolve it, and when to engage a professional data recovery service.

Chris Bross Bio

Chris Bross is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DriveSavers Data Recovery. He leads DriveSavers long-term technology vision and is responsible for strategic partnerships, academic collaborations and industry thought leadership. Chris helps facilitate discussion in the technical community with leading storage designers, manufacturers and industry groups. He currently guides DriveSavers R&D team on solid-state drive technologies and tools. Prior to joining DriveSavers in 1995, Bross held technical engineering support roles at Adobe Systems and Golden Triangle Computers, where he learned first-hand about customer technical support and the implications of data loss and data recovery. Bross holds a BA in Communications and IATECH from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Data Comm Engineering certificate from UC Berkeley Extension. He is also a member of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Industry Advisory Board.