With the conversion of all incoming information to digital mode, its available volume has increased significantly. And often, storing the processed data is also not enough. The current situation is forcing users to use external devices for storing and transferring information, and therefore, their number is growing fast.

Memory cards of various formats such as MicroSD, SD, and USB-flash are used daily and distributed in a wide range of external storage devices. 

The use of the presented storage includes the mobility of user information data, which can be stored or exchanged and transferred from device to device, as well as significantly expanding the total amount of available data storage space. 

This feature is essential for individual digital devices, for example, advanced video cameras, reflex cameras, video recorders, etc. However, these devices are exposed to failures and, after malfunction occurs, there may be no access to storage devices and, as a result, the loss of all data.

Micro SD Class 10 Data Failure

One of the common types of USB flash drive or memory card malfunction is the definition of the device’s file system in the form of a “RAW” format. The damage makes it impossible to use the data storage later and excludes access to all information located on the device. PITS Global Data Recovery Services successfully deals with three main types of damages that may lead to the file system being read as RAW.

Mechanical Damage

Our engineers recover MicroSD mechanical damage in an ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom. The most challenging option is since there is a possibility of chipping the memory chip itself with incorrect installation, frequent use of the adapter, etc. It is impossible to restore an SD card with such damage without a relevant laboratory.

Bad Sectors

It occurs either when the card is used incorrectly, for example, removed when working with files connected to an incompatible card reader or when the memory chip is worn out as has its resource of write cycles. Also, the appearance of Bad Sectors may indicate the use of an incompatible file system.

Software Malfunction

Most often implies damage to the MFT table. It happens when the device is removed when reading information or during a virus attack on document encryption. In most of these cases, PITS Global Data Recovery Services is able to restore the MicroSD card, including saving the data previously available on it.

Micro SD Class 10 Data Recovery Service

Recently our data retrieval team had a recovery request for a class 10 MicroSD card. The memory card was not detected in all devices. The client tried to open it with different card readers, but they did not see the card and did not open it. A camera and a smartphone also did not detect that there was a memory card.

When the customer connected the card reader in disk management, the data does not open for a long time. And when he took out the card – everything was quickly updated. In order to ensure effective MicroSD card recovery, the customer contacted our dedicated customer service. Our employees are highly experienced and qualified and made sure to understand the case deeply before scheduling an evaluation.

The customer shipped the failed card to our laboratory, and the recovery process started. Our engineers ran diagnostics to find out the failure reason. The evaluation showed that the memory chips were damaged and needed a physical adjustment. Our data recovery team decided to proceed with a chip-off data retrieval option.

SanDisk Micro SD Card Data Recovery

Micro SD Chip-off Data Retrieval

Chip-off methods are the hardest for retrieving lost data from MicroSD cards. This method is based on unsoldering memory chip from a failed device, after which data is read using special equipment. The received data must be further processed. But with this option, our recovery experts can get files even from such devices, from where it seems impossible. 

SanDisk Micro SD Card Data Recovery

The first step was to unsolder the chip in ISO Certified Class 10 Cleanroom and clean its surface for further data extraction. We read and analyzed the file system to detect all the available information. After the data was extracted from the chip, our engineers needed to process the files as they had to be encrypted.

Further, using our cutting-edge utilities, engineers created a file image of the information content of the memory chip. After which the image file was analyzed and encrypted. The data was successfully recovered and transferred to a new memory card. Our client reviewed all the retrieved files via online meetings and approved the result.

PITS Global Data Recovery Services uses various techniques to restore data efficiently. Being ISO certified, we can assure the customers that all of our services are safe. Engineers at each of our facilities frequently attend qualification courses to keep up with the modern technologies and the new advanced recovery methods. Contact us today to start your memory card recovery case with our skilled engineers, and we will help you at the earliest opportunity.