Attending events like Flash Memory Summit as a member of the press has its advantages. You get to see the latest in flash technology before it hits retail channels, meet with persons who are the driving force behind new flash technology, and if you're lucky, even tour some major players' facilities. A side benefit that can really payoff, is your name is put on a list for manufacturers and developers who may want to contact you to pitch their latest and greatest.
LC Technology International, a Global Leader in Data Recovery, contacted me and asked if I would like to learn more about their services. Now, I'm not really interested in data recovery services, I'm more interested in maintaining data, enhancing solid state storage performance and permanently removing data by returning my solid state storage to its original RAW state (secure erasing). As an SSD user and reviewer, I'm always looking for an easy effective way to maintain and optimize my solid state storage. An easy to use, universal tool that will work with different manufacturers SSD's has remained elusive.
Who is LC Technology International? LC Technology is a global leader in data recovery, file system utilities and data security technology. Clients include original equipment manufacturers, local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, corporate security specialists and IT consultants, among others. Available worldwide and published in more than 24 different languages, LC Technology products are available direct or through several major manufacturers of flash memory products. Founded in 1997, LC Technology is based in Clearwater, Florida.
It turns out that LC Technology International specializes in more than just data recovery. LC Tech also creates SSD maintenance/optimization software suites. In fact, they write the software for vendor specific tool boxes offered by Corsair and SanDisk. Vendor specific tool boxes are nice, but what's really needed is a more universal application that will work with whatever SSD you own. LC Tech realizing there is a need and a market for a universal SSD utility suite, has just launched an updated SSD utility suite they call "Solid State Doctor" version 3.0. LC Technology reached out to us and asked if we would take their updated SSD utility suite for a spin. We like trying out new stuff so we took them up on their offer.
Apparently the "Solid State Doctor" has been around for a while but, we've never heard of it until a couple days ago.