What will happen to SSD storage if there's a lighting strike near the location?

SSD works electrically, and I wonder what would happen if there's a lighting strike around the location.

(Sorry, English.)

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  • 5 years ago
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    All normal computer parts are based on electronics including both SSD and conventional Hard drives - as well as the motherboard, CPU, RAM etc. etc..

    The damage done by a close lighting strike depends on the intensity of voltage surges and on cables connected to the computer that can cause an internal voltage gradient.

    Quite often, a machine damaged by lighting will only lose it's power supply - though it is possible in a near-direct strike on house power cables that the PSU could flashover internally and other parts be damaged.

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