Memory Card & Memory Stick Recovery

Data recovery for flash based media

Data Recovery for USB Memory Sticks and Cards.

Cheap, portable and with rapidly increasing storage capacity. Flash memory is becoming the media of choice for transferring data between computers. For information on memory cards and memory sticks, and other Flash NAND based storage please see our introductory guide, “How do SSDs and Memory Sticks work?”.

There are many types of flash memory media including: SD Cards ( Standard, Mini & Micro), Sony Memory Stick, MMC, Compact Flash I & II, XD, PC Card, and USB pen drives.

Typical failures which CDR – Manchester Data Recovery Services – can recover include:

  • Physically damaged devices
  • Deleted files
  • Formatted drives
  • Bent, snapped or damaged usb connectors
  • Failed controller chip
  • Device not recognised
  • Bad blocks

Pen drives have no moving parts, and consequently are more robust that hard disk drives. However, frequently seen failures include physical damage to the printed circuit board near the USB connector. For summary information on Flash NAND based storage media, please read ‘Flash NAND media – an introduction.’

Incorrect procedures in an attempt to recover data from flash based media can lead to complete data loss. If your data is important please contact CDR on 0161 408 4857 for advice.

All data recovery work undertaken by CDR is on a free diagnosis and a “No-recovery, “No-fee” policy.

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