No, SSD data will not be lost if not powered for a long period of time. Actually, an SSD is battery powered and retains the data for years in case of power interruption.

  • First, SSD will not lose any information or data if it’s unpowered, it will only lose the ability to store new information. All the data will be retained in a static memory cell.
  • Secondly, SSDs do not need to be powered on 24/7, but the best thing to do is to keep them powered on most of the time.

If you keep it powered off for more than a week, you might see some degradation in the performance. But to be honest, if you need a notebook for that long, you would keep it plugged in and ready to go, running on its battery only in case of emergencies.

The bottom line here is that you don’t need to worry about data loss on an SSD, although you should keep them powered on most of the time.

SSD drives use NAND flash for storage and this is not the kind of technology that loses data when the power is off.

However, you should power off the SSD to avoid unnecessary wear. When the SSD is turned off, there is no current drawn from the power supply so the SATA port can be easily shut down. SSDs can withstand much more severe power outages than hard drives, so you should be confident that your data is safe if you turn your computer off and leave it off for an extended period.

SSD (Solid State Drive) is a fairly flash based storage device.

This is the data storage device used in laptop. It’s not a hard drive. So leaving it unpowered for an extended period of time won’t cause any problem. If we compare it with hard drive, hard drive have spinning parts which need power, so if it left unpowered for a long time, it will cause damage.

But flash memory is solid state, so it doesn’t have any moving parts, so there is no problem even if it will be left unpowered for a long time.

This is tricky because it depends on the kind of SSD. Most SSDs don’t lose their data unless you actually delete it.

For example, if you have an SSD with two partitions, and one partition is for Windows and the other partition is for your data (say, a folder for photos), then if you remove the power from your machine the data from the photos partition will remain unharmed, as long as you don’t delete that partition or corrupt it in some way.

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