Datta Recovery has successfully recovered data from virtually every type and brand of flash memory based storage device ever produced. Companies such as Transcend, Corsair, OCZ, SanDisk, Kingston, and A-Data, just to name a few, all manufacture flash memory based storage devices based on NAND flash memory technology in a variety of types such as:
- USB Flash drive
- Compact Flash Card
- Secure Digital(SD)
- Smart Media Card
- SDHC Flash Card
- Multimedia card(MMC)
- Memory stick
- Memory stick Duo
- Memory stick Pro
- Memory stick HG
- Memory stick Micro
- xD-Picture Card
Many of the Top Manufacturers are Switching to Monolithic Flash
With the price of USB flash drives and SD cards dropping, many top manufacturers are switching to monolithic flash. Traditional SSD or USB flash drives use NAND flash memory chips and controllers mounted on printed circuit boards (PCB) along with resistors, capacitors and conductors. But, as hardware manufacturers try to reduce costs and make devices more water- and shock-proof, today’s devices frequently consist of an “all-in-one” design. In these devices, memory chips, controllers and all small components are enclosed into one small body. These devices are called monolithic flash drives.
For consumers, it is often difficult to determine what technology they are buying. The same model of USB flash with the same plastic cover can contain either traditional or monolithic flash. This has produced issues for consumers and data recovery technicians alike.
Flash Memory Data Recovery Without the Extreme Cost
Data retrieval services for monolithic flash devices are expensive, and many data recovery companies avoid this because of the complexity and cost.
A new process is necessary for monolithic flash media was required. To recover data from monolithic flash devices, we need to connect our reader directly to test points, which are usually hidden under a protective layer. Because of the hundreds of different devices on the market, pin-outs also can be different. To solve this, we use our special equipment — a logic analyzer — to find right pin-out. After we get direct access to the memory chip and have the right raw dump, the data recovery procedure same as for traditional SSD or Flash drive.
Just as a rechargeable battery loses its ability to take a charge after several hundred cycles, non-volatile NAND flash memory chips will also lose their ability to retain data after thousands of write/erase cycles. In most cases, however, a flash memory device stops working because of either a failed component inside the device or physical damage. When this happens, modern software solutions are unable to extract data because the device is inaccessible to the software.
USB Flash Data Recovery - Fast and Safe
Datta Recovery Services has developed an advanced flash memory recovery process which consists of reading individual NAND flash memory chips into raw images, then applying reverse-engineered error correction and special mapping algorithms to unscramble each image and assembling the numerous unscrambled segments into a single full drive image. The resulting image can then be processed using normal data recovery methods.
With Datta Recovery, your data is in professional hands whether you have a USB Flash drive, SD Card, Memory Stick, or the newest SSD drive. If you have lost your data and are in need of flash file recovery, flash memory recovery, usb flash recovery, or flash disk recovery, in addition to recovery many types of Data… give us a ring today or get started right now!
Our Recovery Process
1. You bring
Bring or ship your failed storage media to our office or lab for a free diagnostic evaluation.
2. You approve
Receive and approve an all-inclusive quote, so we can start the process immediately.
3. We recover
Give us few days to recover your data and to copy it to a free return media.
4. We deliver
Get your data back, copy it to your computer and benefit from our free post-recovery support.