USB & Memory Card Data Recovery
Data storage has evolved from the traditional mechanical based magnetic recording to use what is now commonly called solid state storage sometimes called smart media or Flash media which is pure electronic based. This type of media is the base technology used to store data on USB Keys, Digital Cameras and Mp3 storage devices, as well as PDA’s and other small portable storage devices.
We are very experienced in USB key data recovery and can recover deleted files, music, lost digital photos from failed or corrupt flash cards or any smart media. We can recover data from any smart media type ranging from USB Memory Stick, SD Cards, MMC Cards, XD Cards, Compact Flash Memory Cards, Sony memory sticks etc.
USB memory sticks and memory cards are currently the most convenient means of storing data and transferring these on different devices and computers or laptops. Whether they’re used for storing music, pictures or documents most users utilise them daily. As they do not include any sensitive mechanical components, as opposed to hard drives, these devices are much more durable, however they can still become faulty due to shocks or inadequate use.
Supported data loss scenarios
- Photos deleted accidentally or intentionally from memory cards
- Corruption due to the card being pulled out while your camera is on.
- Memory card error or damage, or inaccessible memory card.
- Damage due to turning your camera off during a write / read process.
- Data corruption due to critical areas damage e.g. FAT, ROOT, BOOT area damage.
Some of the file types we can recover:
- Common Picture Formats: JPG, JPEG, TIF, GIF, TIF, PNG, BMP
- Common Video Formats: AVI, MPG, MOV, MPEG, ASF, MP4, 3GP, MTS, MKV
- Common Audio Formats: MP3, WAV, OGG, AAC, FLAC
- RAW Image Formats
Recommendations for improving the chances of recovery:
- For damaged or file system corrupted card, the Operating System may prompt you to format the card on reading and accessing. Please ignore that message and do not format it before you recover the lost photos.
- To avoid possibly overwriting, do not take more pictures on the same memory card before you recover them. If you have done that we should still be able to recover the remaining pictures in most cases.