Data Recoveries

Data Recoveries 2018-01-17T17:14:42+00:00

We recover data from various media which include:

  • Data from working and damaged HDD’s

  • Data from working and damaged SSD’s
  • Data from most NAND based devices

  • Data from External Portable USB storage media
  • Important Information to Consider

Recovering data from working and damaged HDD’s.

Supported interfaces:

  • SATA(Serial ATA)
  • PATA(IDE)

Interfaces for numerous vendors (Seagate, Western Digital, Fujitsu, Samsung, Maxtor, Quantum, IBM (HGST), HITACHI, TOSHIBA), of various capacities.

Supported file systems:

FAT
exFAT
NTFS
EXT2/3/4
HFS+
UFS1/2
XFS
ReiserFS
VMFS and virtual images VMDK
VHD

Capacity from 64 GB to 1 TB produced by different manufacturers, such as:

OCZ
Corsair
Crucial
RunCore
A-DATA
Skill
Micron
Plextor
Intel
Samsung
Seagate
SanDisk
Kingston and others

SSD repair and data recovery from working and damaged SSD’s.

Interfaces supported:

  • SATA,
  • PATA (IDE),
  • mSATA, and
  • 2 (NGFF)

Our equipment enables us to deeply diagnose SSDs, to perform service operations, to re-write the drive’s microcode, to get direct access to memory chips, to carry out low-level formatting, blocking the damaged cells and placing their addresses into the defect table, and to perform many other useful operations.

Recovering data from all NAND based devices.

Hardware-software system intended for recovering data from most NAND based devices, in the event where there is no access through the authorized drive interface:

  • SD (Secure Digital Card)
  • CF (Compact Flash)
  • micro SD (micro Secure Digital Card)
  • MS (Memory Stick)
  • xD
  • Monolithic Flash Devices
  • MMC (Multi Media Card)
  • eMMC (embedded Multi Media Card)
  • VoiceRecorder (dictaphone)
  • iPhone (without hardware encryption)
  • Monolithic Storage Media

External Portable USB Storage Media

Our equipment enables us to perform data recovery from different USB storage media.

Portable USB Storage Media

Important information to consider:

Data Recovery is a task that requires days to complete even when no obstacles threaten to disrupt the process. The time required for a recovery depends on various factors such as the size of the disk, number of bad sectors and physical work required like head swaps, PCB repairs and the availability of unoccupied recovery equipment.

Some NAND devices may require chip-off Data Recovery. This means that chips have to be removed with special equipment, from the device and installed into special adapters to enable data recovery.

Data Recovery is a very time consuming and resource intensive business and requires highly skilled personnel and expensive, specialized equipment. Some work is carried out under a microscope and some chips have to be re-programmed. No two jobs are the same and there is no room for mistakes. After-all, we care about your data just as much as you do and all work are considered and treated as highly confidential.

Cell phones and SD cards are the worst. To get to the memory chip, the screen of the cell phone has to be removed with special equipment, that provides heat and suction to remove the screen.

SD cards are a particular nightmare because in the case of monolith based cards, the circuit board has to be exposed and wires have to be soldered to specific pads and connected to another circuit board, which is then read by a specialized reader. We have to look up the information from a database to find out which wires go to which pads on the SD card and which controller is used. The software simulates the functions of the controller in order to rebuild the data.

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