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.’