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Broken SD card corruption and a Wedding and Portrait Photographers conference. What a show! One not to miss, the (‘WPPI’ convention) held each year in Las Vegas, NV. Oddly enough, this group of professional photographers experience digital photo problems often. Specifically, those with acracked microSD card or broken SD card. Thus, it’s a concern of great magnitude. Being the owner of eProvided, I’m fascinated meeting with such attendees. I spent time with many wedding photographer professionals.

Broken SD Card Questions & Answers for Professional Photographers & End Users.

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Repair a broken SD card? Don’t attempt repair, contact a file recovery service.

Do not attempt to repair cracked memory cards. You wake up one morning after a photo shoot. You thought something seemed off last night. As a consequence, your images from the wedding shoot are lost. Regrettably, you don’t know what to do. In fact, you contact your partner, who also has no solution. You call your friend at work. Your friend advises you to reach out to a file recovery company. Now you realize, what will I tell my client? No doubt, you must be truthful.

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Engineers must observe the broken SD card in a lab environment. The first step must be the right step. Removing the top layer of an SD card takes quite the skill not to make corruption worse. Soldering components back together isn’t an easy job. Trust the professionals with advanced technologies and acquired knowledge to recover your data.

Broken SD card solutions? Have a damaged SD card?

Plugging in a damaged SD card or bent SD card could result in a few scenarios. For this reason, be careful not to make the situation worse. Recovering SD card options diminish when altering files. When plugging in the SD storage drive be sure all files are extracting. USB connected SD flash card readers can extract files even if issues are present. Look at the files transferred to your PC. Anything looking wrong? Call SD card data recovery experts if anything is missing.

Arguably, not all SD card readers are equal. Shop for high-rated memory card readers. Research programs that allow one to make an image of an entire SD card. If you can make a byte to byte image then do so. In fact, this is the first step to preserving your data. Broken SD card recovery is possible. Chewed up by a dog, split SD case, and cracked SD card soldiering takes place in our labs every day. There is nothing we haven’t seen. Recover broken SD card data today.

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Opportunities photographers have in recovering damaged files on cracked SD cards?

You’re a Professional wedding photographer. All things considered, you need a backup plan. Photo shoots disappear with faulty equipment. eProvided doesn’t recommend SD storage card software. File recovery software will make matters worse. If you overwrite your files by accident, SD card recovery isn’t possible. As a result, you may have no solution. So, your photos might disappear forever. A cracked SD card won’t read, but don’t give up hope. Salvaging data from broken memory cards happens here every day. Getting inside SD cards to directly stream data out is what eProvided specializes in. Reach out to our expert recovery professionals to save your data.

You also, need to protect your photos. In fact, contacting a professional SD card data recovery company is the best option. Now what? A microSD card recovery expert will handle the entire process. DIY types can damage their data or photos forever.

How to fix corrupted SD card?

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Broken SD Card Solutions for Photographers.

Fixing a corrupted SD card is possible. In short, it is recoverable. You have a corrupted SD, SDXC or SDHC. MicroSD, microSDXC and microSDHC memory cards are all about the same. So, what’s the difference? Speed to write files is what matters.
 
SD card data recovery companies take the same approach. Any SD card that’s broken, whether an SD card or a microSD card. Both are similar in nature. One is smaller, the microSD storage card. Micro means tiny, treat it with extra care.
 
Furthermore, it’s important to handle microSD card damage with care. SD cards are finicky. An SD card recovery service company can recover photos and recover files. Corruption on file structure is common. Broken SD card retrieval services are lifesavers. In conclusion, even cracked SD cards that won’t read are retrievable.

Damage to an SD card?

SD card damage happens from force & bad workmanship. Accidents do happen. What are the two most common corruption causes? Corruption happen without warning. How to fix a broken SD card? Damaged SD cards need I.T. experts. Most cases that arrive at eProvided are due to users bending and cracking the SD card. Be careful, do not apply force to the micro SD.

Bad Workmanship.

Bad workmanship strikes at random. microSD cards can stop working for no reason. In the end, heat and water damage causes failure and data loss. A cracked SD card won’t read. On the whole, there are specialists whose sole purpose is to restore data loss from broken SD cards.

Corrupted SD card recovery, due to bad workmanship, takes place with eProvided engineers. We take each case and diagnose it for free. After, we discuss solutions and methods to retrieve the corrupted files. In the end, the customer is in charge.

Your images disappeared? Recover photos from SD card Vs. file recovery. Sometimes, you lost only a photoshoot. On the other hand, many customers lose a mix of data. SD card repair engineers have the ability to retrieve any type of data.

Type of damage occurring on microSD and SD cards?

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SD card damage severity depends on each circumstance. On a microSD flash drive, the inner circuits are tiny. A broken micro SD card can have numerous shorted circuits. A bend on the SD card will break hairline sized traces in the circuit board. Scratches from blunt trauma will disconnect connectivity pads made of gold. By and large, microSD and SD cards suffer from misuse. Damaged data and lost files can be caused by user error. Corrupted data stems from files that are deleted by accident.

SD card data recovery experts agree. Arguably, corruption of files on SD flash drives are common. Furthermore, users must practice care to back up all their data.

My broken SD card isn’t detected, could I recover my data?

The simple answer is yes. In addition, photographers need to contact the client and give them hope. It is important to keep the client abreast of any problems. By the same token keep yourself on top of the case. Data recovery companies like eProvided provide real-time updates on case progress. A professional photographer will find a professional file recovery company.

As a matter of fact, when an SD card is not detected eProvided will put the device in a lab. Using a microscope, broken solder joints are soldered back together. Do not try this at home. This is complicated. No doubt, some try, almost all fail.

Can damaged microSD cards in Android smartphones be recovered just like an iPhone?

Of course. Damage from bent microSD cards is similar on Android and iPhone smart phones. Accordingly, the issue will be the same on both a microSD or SD card. Damages, bends, corruption, and cracks often happen on both. Android and iPhones have a microSD card slot. You plug in the storage device (micro SD) into this port. Consequently, smartphone ports become damaged. Actually taking time to carefully insert a microSD os microSDXC is quite important. Above all, don’t rush anything. Insert SD cards with care.

Smartphone data storage is your best friend. Spend some time cleaning your storage slots. Air cans will remove dust from ports. Regrettably, photographers fail to clean all points of contact on storage drives. By and large, it is important to manage your smartphone correctly. In addition, be sure to keep up with new and higher performance SD cards. SD cards become smashed when not handled properly. Contact SD card data recovery experts once you’ve noticed damage to your SD flash card.

Can experts recover lost data on a broken SD card?

Sophisticated data recovery firms are your answer. You need an experienced team. File recovery companies have years of experience. Furthermore, years of drive use produce thousands of parts. File extraction is less complex when parts are available to temporarily bandage broken connections.

How will you fix a corrupted SD card? Work with a data recovery service with an extended background. At the same time be sure to research who does. Arguably the longer a data company exists the more successful they are.

Considerations in choosing a microSD card. Start with a higher Speed Class.

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Class Speed of microSD Cards and SD Cards.

This little circle to the left is important. The SD Card Speed Class indicates slowest writing performance. Also, it describes the write speed of streaming data. In addition, it explains how it saves HD video data at a higher rate of speed.

A split SD card that’s not detected, with a higher class speed, more likely holds video files. This is important if you have multiple damaged cards. Many use the higher class speeds for shooting video. Yes, our SD card retrieval team has many such cases.

Is your SD card not detected?

The day your SD card is not recognized is the moment you stop in your tracks. Accordingly, now’s the time to contact a storage recovery specialist in recovering data. Do not mess with the device. If you are a professional photographer, take the next step properly. Strangely enough, most do not follow their own advice. Place the drive into a bubble wrap envelope. In addition place the card inside a static free baggie. From here, protect the drive. Do not place it near any heat or moisture. SD cards that are not detectable can be saved by SD card data recovery professionals.

Recovery software does not recognize my device?

Do not attempt using file recovery programs. Many photographers actually make the problem worse. Furthermore, why bother getting deeper in the hole. At this point, preserve your lost photos. Your clients want the images of this special day. Don’t risk anything here. Recovery software won’t solve advanced failures. Micro SD card recovery services require hands-on work. As a result, you want to hire the pros. Contact one and ask questions. At the same time get answers. Above all make yourself comfortable.

My broken SD card has a lock or write protection. Does this matter if I try to recover data?

Your microSD card is locked, out of the blue. Consequently, the card is damaged. Accordingly, write protection is an option one can turn on and off. Read the manual that comes with the storage device. SD card data recovery is needed when a user can not switch the option back and forth. No doubt this shows card corruption has happened. Make sure you follow the manual guidance. Test the switch for write protection. Locate the lock on the left of the SD card. Next, check that the lock switch is facing upwards (the unlock state). At this point, you can’t delete files on a memory stick if locked.

Is it possible to fix my broken SD drive without formatting?

A broken SD card does not need formatting. In fact, never format a drive unless you are sure you want to delete data permanently. Presently proper methods to recover data from SD cards will not require formatting files. You can fix the problem by contacting a file recovery expert. Ultimately file recovery not the formatting of data is what you need.

There is a difference between a low-level format and a standard default format. Therefore it’s important, only if you want to delete files permanently to chose a low-level format. In addition, ask yourself, do I want to wipe this data out forever?

Default formatting options on devices vary by device. Some DSLR cameras have a low-level format as a default. Some smartphones have a default format option that is not a low-level format (LLF). Consequently, if you don’t know, find out before you start a format operation. So, what Is High-level Disk Formatting? It’s the method of writing a file system, partition label, cluster size and so on for a recently created partition or volume. A split or broken SD card might not have an option to format. Therefore, always use caution in any decision you make.

Can you repair a damaged microSD flash drive using the CMD option?

Firstly, you have lost or damaged photos correct? Repair to a microSD is temporary. The CMD option on Windows rarely solves any problems with data loss. In fact, as an expert, I do not advise messing around with this. You do not want to rewrite data, scan and make changes to anything at this point. Moreover,  you, as a professional wedding photographer must stay above the fold. Preserve your photos. Do not make mistakes at this time. Consult with professionals who can recover SD card photos.

Cracked Vs. SD Card Damaged, what is the difference?

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Is Your SD Card Damaged or Cracked?

Everyone calls eProvided asking the chances at retrieving files. In particular is your microSD or SD card damaged? The difference between a crack and damage is important to understand. 1) Cracked micro SD or SD cards have a higher failure rate with data recovery. 2) The storage card is damaged. In this case, there are no signs of cracks, the success rate increases by 40%. If your SD card has bent but has no visual cracks, the same goes. A micro sd card broken in half does have a chance at document recovery.

Black epoxy plastic type shells surround each storage unit. Sometimes you might not notice the crack so look closely. If you notice a crack call a file recovery expert. Notice a bend? Your SD card is damaged. While plugged into your PC or Smartphone, if it’s not recognized you will need a file retrieval expert.

Understanding the key point. Generally, a damaged SD card experiences two important damage types.

  1. Cracked, and Maybe Bent, Mangled, etc.
  2. Not Cracked but Damaged, Bent or Corrupted.

Many sources, online, Best Buy, the manufacturer are not knowledgeable. Cracked microSD storage drives are recoverable. There are many variables. Above all, data retrieval experts at eProvided will get to the bottom of it.

My SD card broke in half, it’s cracked. What you can do.

MicroSD and SD cards do break in half. You only have one option now. Reach out to a photo recovery expert. Do not make the situation worse. Put the SD card carefully into a static free bag and place it in a bubble wrap mailer. At this point, this is the only option. Accordingly, contact your client and be honest. Tell them this will take at least a few weeks to a few months to solve. This allows the data recovery experts to have proper time to diagnose and solve the case. Finally, broken SD cards do have a chance at restoration. Arguably, you must follow this advice.

When the data recovery expert has the defective SD card in the lab they will attempt data dump extraction. Trial and error takes time. Recovering lost photos is not a simple task. The expert will attempt a clean dump of data sets from within the MicroSD or SD card. The file recovery professional will unscramble algorithms. In addition, they will then turn the dumps back into user data. Therefore the files will be the same state they were in before the damage took place.

Know when your SD card has damage.

When you plug in your microSD card into a card reader and download the data a few things may happen. 1) You find photos, you see a thumbnail but the image won’t open. 2) You see a thumbnail, the image is open, half the image is blurry. You see strange colored lines. 3) No drive letter appears when plugging the card into a card reader. 4) The drive shows up as a new drive letter but with an improper size. 5) The file names include strange non-traditional characters. 6) In addition, faulty SD card drives will not transfer data.

All these symptoms point to the need for a professional SD card data recovery expert. Similarly, all these symptoms require the photographer to take great care to avoid further damages to the media.

Can I learn to fix my broken SD card by myself?

Damaged microSD cards with symptoms mentioned above are difficult to recover from. Accordingly, years of experience and specialized tools will get you started. eProvided file recovery is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Questions about anything you read? Call us.

Author: Bruce Cullen, as written about in Popular Mechanics Magazine. Bruce regularly consults with NASA. eProvided recovered the SD card data for the famous Helios mission. Bruce recently consulted with NASA on the Future Mars Missions. The basis was to improve data storage techniques & recovery in case of disasters. eProvided, in business for over twenty years. Clients list: The White House, Army Chief Of Staff, FBI, Jet Propulsion Laboratories (NASA), US Special Agents and more. Toll-Free 1-866-857-5950.

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Toshiba’s New 128GB NAND Flash Plant, eProvided.Com Targets “SSD Data Recovery”

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Toshiba expands flash production – eProvided relaunches Solid State Disk Recovery Site in June 2021. Visit Recover-SSD.Com.

[10:03AM MST, Saturday, June 12, 2021] SSD data recovery becomes a reality. As prices drop on NAND flash, many companies know there is room to profit in this sector. SSD production surges. Solid State Drives, lightning fast, like a brother from another mother. These new Solid State Drives can move data at astonishing speeds. Standard hard drives push 100-150 MB/s. New SSD’s function at read speeds of 7000 MB/s and write speeds of 5000 MB/s and up. Take for instance Samsung’s V-NAND SSD 980 PRO: Max Read: up to 7,000 MB/s & Max Write: up to 5,000 MB/s.

“Toshiba’s building new NAND flash memory plants to cope with rising mobile demand. The Nikkan Kogyo understood it would be the second piece of a fifth plant in Yokkaichi. In fact, its future had been in doubt over the tough Japanese economy. Construction started in the summer with an aim to have the new factory running in 2013.”

Companies scramble to solve consumer based SSD data recovery solutions. There is a player that has launched a new SSD Hard Drive Recovery website to handle such data losses. Welcome to the mix eProvided.com Now with over 21 years dealing with NAND flash data recovery. These folks are on the ball. As a result, they are aggressively taking on new partners.

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SSD Data RecoveryAre you a small data recovery company or SSD manufacturer? Are you looking to have another company manage your data loss problems? eProvided’s Recover-SSD site is your solid state disk recovery and broken flash drives lifesaver. eProvided’s new SSD data recovery website is now launched. M.2 SSD drives fail often. Thus, Recover-SSD is now available to solve SSD repair issues. Fix an SSD or get your data back!

Consequently, Toshiba is building many more NAND Flash facilities. Thus, officials had not completely confirmed the entire plans for this facility.

“NAND memory is a cornerstone of smartphones and tablets. Thus, its gained extra importance as solid-state drives have taken hold. MacBook Air, that it spawned, is gaining huge acceptance. Although not as large as Samsung in the field. Toshiba is still often considered a source for major companies, sometimes including Apple.”

Toshiba is considered the most aggressive in pushing NAND Flash technology and is planning 19-nanometer manufacturing that could easily lead to mass production of the single-chip 128GB memory, useful in super tight spaces on smartphones or iPhones, iPads and future iHome products. SSD drive recovery is possible!

News Source for Original Story: https://press.trendforce.com/press/20180103-3041.html

Fix Dead SSD Options and Solutions.

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Why would your solid state drive become unrecognized? To fix dead SSD drives, you’ll need an established file recovery company.

Fixing a Dead SSD Image

There are many types of hard drive technologies out on the market. Which one is best for you? Are you getting the most out of your drive? Could you be paying too much for an amount of storage you don’t use? Recover dead SSD issues may arise if you purchase old technology. Newer SSD drives use better circuitry and technology. New SSD drives based on NVMe or M.2 use less NAND chips. NAND chips communicate with a controller chip. New high-tech controller chips & NAND technology communicate faster. eProvided manages solid state drive recoveries for 20 years.

Solid State Hard Drive Recovery.

An Internal hard disk drive lays within the drive bay. It’s connected to the motherboard using an ATA, SCSI, or SATA cable. They’re powered by a connection to the computers PSU. The central processing unit or CPU does all the work. So, everything resides on the hard drive. If your hard drive fails, you’ll need hard drive recovery professionals.
 
The RAM inside your device is its short term memory. It’ll store everything that runs on your PC temporarily. RAM doesn’t store everything forever, it’s “volatile” technology. Thus, once you power off your PC, it forgets everything. It’s a perfect resolution to handling a multitude of high-speed tasks. Your operating system throws many tasks at it. And, this is on a daily basis.

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A typical consumer model lasts only about 5 to 7 years. This is equivalent to about 20,000 power-on hours. Hard drives are sensitive to bumps, and falls. So, if you’ve dropped your computer while writing data, chances are the hard drive becomes physically damaged. Failure on these drives can be quite noticeable. They gradually get slower, and can also make a ticking sound. Corrupted firmware modules can cause a hard drive to click, it’s not always a mechanical issue. Sometimes recovery can be easier, yet remains complicated.

eProvided has serviced failed hard drives for over 20 years. Fix dead SSD problems with the right team. We utilize cutting edge tools for data recovery. Your corrupted data is recoverable. Another failure sign may show as an error message stating “operating system not found”. When these messages happen to you, seek data recovery professionals to help you to retrieve all of your corrupted data.

Recover Data from Dead SSD.

Recovery of data from broken SSD is possible in case of SSS data loss due to various scenarios such as SSD failure, formatting of SSD partition and loss of SSD drive. When one asks can you recover data from dead SSD drives, you can restore the backup folder as long as you keep it where the deletion of the file took place.
One thing to know is that recovering deleted files from an SSD is much more difficult than recovering data from hard disk (hard disk drive) SSDs using a new technology called TRIM. TRIM deletes files from SSD when the operating system deletes SSD indexes, which is indispensable for data recovery. SSD recovery tools can recover lost files that have been deleted from the hard drive due to emptying the Recycle Bin, switching to DEL, accidentally erasing external drives, etc.

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Since SSDs are new to the market, it’s unclear to data recovery experts if recovery is the same way as HDD recovery. Over decades,’ data recovery systems perfected recovery from older mechanical drives. Although, these techniques do not work with SSDs. When an SSD suffers water damage, It’s important to transfer data as soon as possible on to a secondary drive. As it is prone to failure due to its underwater adventures.
Use a broken SSD data recovery service at any time, recovery software does not restore the device. The best option for SSD recovery is to use a dead SSD data recovery service for secure data recovery. Our technicians recovers lost data from many brands and styles of storage devices.

Can you Recover Files from Dead SSD?

Even if you maintained your media, a solid state drive can suffer from physical problems. Also, memory wear causes your hard drive to shut down. Not only can your SSD fail due to physical damage, overwritten files contribute to dead SSD. Poor performance is sometimes caused from bad sectors on a hard drive. Overheating PC? Difficulties reading data? This is because of bad sectors. Corrupted sectors make it impossible to access files if an error occurs. Dead SSD recovery engineers can restore your missing data.

Solid-State Drive Not Detected?

Can you no longer view files stored to your laptop? There are 3 different factors developers recognized to estimate SSD lifespan. The age of the drive, the total number of terabytes written over time (TWB), and how much the drive writes per day (DWPD).  If a manufacturer says their SSD has a TBW of 150 terabytes, it means the drive can only write 150 TB of data, and likely you’ll need to replace it. So, if you’re a student always researching stories and writing essays, storing all of your documents to one place should never happen.

Always make an effort to store files on an external hard drive. A USB flash drive is another great solution. You don’t want your hard work to go missing because of your laptop failing or something worse. For example, dropping your laptop on the way to class. SSD drives not detected by Windows or Mac can signify many problems. The fuses on the SSD controller board may have blown or short-circuited. Also, your NAND chips might have become dislodged or separated from the board.

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An SSD with a TBW specification will fail either when it’s exceeded the TBW goal, or after the warranty period ends. DWPD specification associates the number of writes with the warranty period in such a way that should induce both to occur at the same time. Do you know what SSD failure looks like? Symptoms of SSD failure consists of the computer taking a long time saving files. Find yourself having to restart your computer often? In addition, your computer crashed during boot or receives a read-only error.

Fix a dead SSD. Solid state disks become not detected for various reasons. They can fail due to methods used to write data. Once you’ve filled the available capacity, the SSD can only add new info by erasing older files. This process is called a program/erase cycle, or P/E cycles for short. Keep in mind, each SSD has a limited number of P/E cycles, and each P/E cycle degrades the memory of an SSDs cells until they eventually become worn down. You will need to eventually replace the damaged solid state drive.

Failure to SSD drives can stem from the loss of power during a write cycle. An SSD drive suffers from power surges or shorted connections during operation. Be sure you have a solid connection while the SSD or M.2 drive is in operation.

SSDs degrade over time. So how does Wear Leveling come into play? Wear leveling is a process that increases the lifetime of the SSD memory surface. In short, it distributes write cycles across the blocks on the SSD, so they wear consistently.

Why choose an External Hard Drive?

External hard drives commonly used to store back up files, also known as portable drives. Owning one is a great way to expand your existing storage without waking up your computer. Videographers, gamers, and those who works from home can easily write and transfer data onto these portable drives.

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For gamers, we understand quality gaming experiences relating to graphics and processor speeds are needs that must be met. Different device parameters will consider which external drive you’ll choose in order to connect your hard drive. PC gamers use high-end drives. But even external hard drives fail.

Choose wisely which portable SSD drive you may want to own. How much storage space do you need? Now think of what data-transfer speed your projects will require. To prevent sluggish external hard drive issues, you’ll need a fast drive. Different scenarios will determine the proper interface to use. They’ll help complete your project. Videographers who work with 4/5/6K video will need a greater amount of media storage. In comparison, photographers, starting new journeys, won’t need as much. USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 Type-A or C, are a few types of interface along with FireWire, and Thunderbolt™. One day your external drive will fail, and you won’t be able to predict it. If you notice your drive becoming slower and acting funky, you might be able to save your data before it fails.

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Data recovery professionals at eProvided have serviced external drives in critical condition. In the end, recovering all the data lost. Unrecognized drives, and physical damage to an external drive can be recovered. To fix dead SSD problems, be sure to use seasoned file retrieval professionals.

If your SSD drive isn’t recognized, or you’ve experienced virus hacks or other problems, get your data back. Data corruption, overheated drives or extreme damage are just a few outcomes. Need to fix a dead SSD? Try your luck with a data retrieval company who has been in business for over 20 years. Specializing in restoring all data loss from extremely damaged solid-state drives. External hard drives, traditional hard drives, and hybrid drives can all be rescued. Recover your unrecognized SSD drive today. When you start noticing corruption to your files, or your laptop takes a hard fall, make sure to contact a data recovery company who can save all of your missing documents and files.

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What are the Fastest Tablets on the Market: NAND Memory Considered

According to a study by Which? Magazine, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is the fastest tablet on today’s market, gaining an impressive benchmark score of 2856. All tablets tested were Wi-Fi-only, and each device was put through a series of everyday tasks to see how they fared. Apple’s iPad Air came second with 2687, while Google’s Nexus 7 hit third with 2675.

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Thanks to the rise of NAND memory in devices, tablets continue to offer customers a fast, efficient level of quality on handheld devices. Whether it’s for browsing the internet, streaming films, listening to music or playing games, tablets are now a preferred option for media-consumption than laptops or desktop PCs. As manufacturers continue to experiment and innovate with NAND flash, new forms and capacities will allow for even more evolution in the tablet market, offering customers an even wider range of functionality.

The Which? study focused on speed, but is this the most important aspect? Most users would have to say yes – speed of accessing apps, speed of streaming media, speed of loading data. NAND flash memory has allowed computing to become faster, and as the market has changed drastically, manufacturers have focused on making devices as fast and intuitive for users as possible.
Consider how different the market is now compared to ten years ago. Most people had phones in 2004, but they were at a turning point in their development – we were coming out of the monochrome era, into a world of colour screens, polyphonic ringtones, MP3 storage capabilities, and even the ability to display high-resolution photos and play videos. The phone had gone from being a communication-focussed tool to a device consumers could use for leisure. Games became more advanced than Snake, for example, and offered 3D graphics with more complex design. Greater internet access allowed users to browse online with images, videos, and faster speeds.

Over the past ten years, this technology has taken massive leaps to reach today’s standard, when most people have a smartphone, a tablet, or both. Most users now use their phones more as tablets than to call or text people – the vast range of apps available and the various media capable of running on them allows people a greater range of freedom on a handheld device than we may ever have imagined. In the 1990s, Sega’s Game Gear was capable of playing live television if fitted with their adaptor – at the time, this was a fantastic evolution, but never really seemed to take off. Now, we can sit and watch television on our phones or tablets, wherever we are, without the need for a special add-on.

As developers and manufacturers grow more and more ambitious in a bid to lead the market, NAND will continue to change, to the consumers’ benefit. Within the past two weeks, Samsung announced the mass production of a new NAND Flash chip: the eMMC Pro Class 1500. Size matters, but can also lead to NAND flash data recovery circumstances. This is the first to be produced on Samsung’s newest technology node of 20 nanometres, and will be available with three different gigabyte-capacities:16, 32, and 64. Using multiple stacks of two, four and eight dies, the Pro Class 1500 is set to reach industry-leading speeds for an embedded memory device. This will allow Samsung to release the most advanced tablets to date, but will also push their competitors to explore even greater achievements, pushing NAND to ever greater heights. However, will this lead to an eventual burnout? Will developers find they have nowhere else to go for the time being? An innovation always seems to come along at the right time, but the wait for the right person at the right moment of inspiration could be a long one.

So, while the fastest tablet on the market right now is the Note 10.1, this looks set to change significantly, and will continue to as NAND memory expands. No sooner do we seem to get our hands on a new device than a faster, better one appears. For consumers, this may be an annoyance, but most of us are happy to stick with what we have until the next best thing comes down in price. As quality technology becomes cheaper, manufacturers need to offer us innovation and unique features to ensure their place at the top of the market. Will Samsung’s Pro Class 1500 put their next generation of devices at the top of the list?

We’ll have to wait and see.

Top 5 Thumb Drives on the Market

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Thumb drives remain one of today’s top choices for secure data storage. Pocket-friendly, convenient to carry, easy to use – these offer a great way to save and carry data, allowing you to continue work or enjoy media on any compatible device, wherever you are. Here at eProvided, we know a thing or two about thumb drives: as specialists in data recovery, we know how effective and efficient these are, and continue to see high numbers of users storing their files on them.

With cloud storage options now offering a cheap, simple, convenient way for users to keep their data safe and widely-accessible, thumb drives need to offer high-quality performance to stay in the game – and today’s manufacturers are more than living up to this. So, join us as we take a look at the five fastest thumb drives on the market.

1: SanDisk Extreme 64GB

As a popular provider of storage devices, SanDisk has created an exceptional drive here, with a great design perfect for transferring large pieces of data. This is the ideal choice for storing photos, films (FullHD, UltraHD etc.) as well as substantial documents (ideal for work presentations, essays, contracts). The 64GB model offers speeds of 245MB/s (read) and 170MB/s (write), as well as password protection to encrypt your sensitive data, thanks to the SanDisk SecureAccess software, to ensure that your files are safe should you ever lose your drive.

2: Patriot Memory Supersonic RAGE 3.0

This is another terrific option for transferring and storing large amounts of data across various formats. With 180MB/s read speed, and 50MB/s write speed, this is available in both 32GB and 64GB versions, with plenty of focus on data-protection: with a rubber coating to defend against drops and accidental spillages, and a five-year warranty to ensure top performance again and again. This may be the ideal choice for those with butterfingers and a high propensity to let drives fall from your pockets.

3:  Corsair Voyager

For a budget drive, this is a reliable model offering impressively-high performance: with speeds of 174MB/s and 84MB/s, this again features a focus on protection, with resilient shock-absorption and a rubber coat – standing up to drop after drop. Great for students in need of portable storage at an affordable rate.

4: Kingston Technology Data Traveler G2

With an impressive read/write speed of 120MB/s and 45MB/s, this is a great little drive for storing your photos, movies, and files, all in a robust casing. Featuring a tough shockproof rubber body, this can absorb the impact from falls and remain undamaged after an hour at 1m under water – perfect if you’ve ever dropped a drive into a full sink or a toilet! As with the previous model, this comes complete with a five-year warranty and free technical support.

5:  Corsair Survivor Stealth

While this may not blow you away with its speeds – 80MB/s and 40MB/s – the sheer toughness this little drive offers is likely to keep your data well-protected in even the most extreme situations. Boasting an aircraft-grade aluminium in its construction (for powerful shock-resistance), this also offers water-resistance up to a staggering 200meters – no matter how clumsy you are, no matter how often you’re likely to drop this and step on it, its performance is sure to keep all your valuable data safe. Corsair owes such precision and solid-building to years of experience.

At eProvided, we can recover data from any thumb drive, whatever damage it has sustained – most people will be tempted to toss a broken drive into the bin, a huge mistake: your data is retrievable. Our team of experts are continually exploring new ways to retrieve data from any storage drive fast, saving all your files. Just give us a call if you’ve dropped or cracked your drive – we’ll be able to save you time and money!

Flash Memory Storage: What’s New to the Market

,We all need space, and memory storage space for our data is a constantly growing need. As data files become capable of storing greater details, they grow in size. And as data gets bigger, our need for higher capacity memory storage gets larger. It’s no surprise that consumers are seeing greater flash memory storage options. Need greater storage? Storage device manufacturers are delivering.

Flash Memory Cards

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One of the greatest complaints among cell phone and smartphone device users is total storage space. Between high quality photos, high definition 4K videos, and applications, we cannot live without space. That is, internal flash memory is often used up before we’re able to upgrade our storage drives. And so, what’s the solution? Memory card add-on devices, such as SD and microSD cards.

Flash memory storage drives are the way of the future. They present an attainable, effective and cost-efficient means for users to expand memory. Naturally, it’s a way to prevent spending hundreds of dollars upgrading devices that may only be a few months old. It’s no wonder we see technological breakthroughs hitting the market!

ScanDisk Introduces The microSDXC 128GB Card.

In a press release, SanDisk announced an introduction to what is designated as the world’s premier capacity microSDXC memory card. It has an impressive 128GB capacity. Thus, the achievement is legendary. Most importantly, continued strides toward technological innovation, the microSD card has seen a capacity boost of 1,000 times in 10 years.

Just how big is 128GB of file storage? This new flash card can store a total of 16 hours of high definition video. But, that’s not all! It can simultaneously store:

  • 7,500 MP3 songs
  • 3,200 high quality photos
  • Over 125 apps

This super-sized microSD card has a clear destiny. i.e., it’s about to reshape the way everyday photographers and end users interact with their gadgets.

The Ideal Memory Add-On For Smartphones and Tablets.

The ScanDisk Ultra microSDXC card is specifically designed for Android smartphone and tablet technology. It hands consumers the highest ever storage capacity that is fully removable. Not only is it ideal for video—the largest type of media file currently inhabiting our mobile devices—but it also hands the user twice the speed of the previous microSD storage technology. After all, it offers the best possible video recording performance currently available.

Access To An Easy View Map.

This cutting edge card comes with access to the enhanced SanDisk memory zone app. The app makes it easy to view, access, and even back-up all the data from the phone’s internal memory. In like manner, this new release hands users the ultimate in space and convenience. But, it also looks out for those probable cell phone accidents that result in data loss by promoting data back-ups!

Flash Memory Pricing and Availability.

According to SanDisk’s official press release, their Ultra microSD memory cards are available worldwide and sport anywhere from 8 to 128GB of storage capacity. These cards range from $29.99 to $199.99. The new Ultra microSDXC will be available in the United States at two exclusive retailers: Best Buy and Amazon.

Expect More Flash Memory Technological Breakthroughs.

The first microSD card launched around 2004. Granted, it was capable of holding about 128MB of data. 10 years later, SanDisk is debuting a new microSD with 1,000 times the capacity at 128GB. In comparison, these breakthroughs indicate that mobile users can expect more exciting technological advancements. Thus, it demonstrates ScanDisk’s commitment to mobile storage memory needs. For instance, as we set foot into the next decade of advancement, we certainly expect greater breakthroughs in flash memory add-on and removable storage devices! If you need more help with research or recovery, click here.

Super Speed: PCIe Type NAND Outperforms The Fastest Drives

According to Computer Weekly, PCIe SSD technology is just the most recent incarnation of the solid state drive (SSD) revolution. The SSD revolution is epic because it is steering us away from traditional hard drive devices in favor of a faster, cooler, and more energy-efficient replacements.

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The SSD Revolution, Faster, Lighter and Energy Efficient.

When put side by side, the traditional hard drive does not, and cannot, hold a candle to solid state drives. Traditional hard drives are comprised of moving, mechanical parts. They’re loud, run hot, put a sizeable amount of strain on a computer system, and only access some data fast.

In stark contrast, SSDs have no moving parts. They leverage NAND technology. Unlike hard drive devices, SSDs run nearly silent and cool, alleviating a computer system of unneeded strain to improve and boost overall performance, and access all data at the same time.

SSD is the solution for every computer user seeking to gain the most productivity and optimal performance and save on electricity. Solid state drives can be installed in both laptops and desktops.

PCIe SSD – The Outperformer.

Unlike other drives, PCIe type NAND technology plugs directly into a computer motherboard. It outperforms even the fastest drives by increasing performance through the number of channels a user is able to run data through. For example, one of the fastest SATA-based SSDs is produced by Intel. It uses a 10-channel controller. PCIe SSDs leverage 25 internal channels. As a result, this outperformer is well suited for buffering and caching applications at lightening speeds.

Just how fast is this solid state disk cutting edge technology? According to Computer Weekly, PCIe SSDs have approximately 100 times greater throughput and instantaneous access times in comparison to traditional hard drive devices. One of the best comparisons to illustrate is the Internet. Do you remember how slow and unresponsive dial-up Internet was? High-speed cable, and now fiber optic based Internet, is hundreds of times faster. So too is the speed difference between traditional hard drive devices and PCIe drives. eProvided handles data recovery on NAND based solid state drives! Aside from markedly faster performance, this technology offers several value packed benefits.

  • Greater durability: The non-mechanical nature of NAND flash, mounted directly on the motherboard, creates a shock resistant environment of up to 1500g.
  • Energy efficient: Unlike hard drives that suck a significant amount of energy, SSD technology uses less wattage. Laptop battery life is extended, and desktop systems are less strained. As a result, a cooler computing environment takes over.
  • Cost effective: A single PCIe SSD can equal the performance of around 100 or more hard drive devices. Therefore, this technology offers greater cost effectiveness for IOPS per dollar.
  • Silence operation: Not only does the lack of moving parts speed up access to data, but it also creates a technology that runs virtually silent! Regardless of whether you install this technology in your laptop, notebook, or desktop, it will eliminate distracting noises during your game and/or entertainment time.

Traditional Hard Drives Are Going The Way Of Snail Mail.

Do you remember when e-mail was the greatest thing since sliced bread? When we started sending mail electronically, it was like magic. It seemed as though the moment we clicked “send,” our message arrived in the addressee’s inbox. All of a sudden, sending mail through the United States Postal Service seemed insanely slow. Today, postal mail is called “snail mail” because it moves at the pace of a snail in comparison to e-mail.

Likewise, PCIe type NAND technology is moving at the speed of light, leaving traditional hard drive technology in the dust. It won’t be much longer before these old snail slow devices are obsolete.

Modular VS Monolithic Storage

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Finding the right storage devices for your business or domestic needs can be problematic, whether you’re struggling to balance cost with the amount of capacity you expect to need, or unable to decide on the right data storage array. For some people, choosing between modular and monolithic storage is incredibly difficult. Each type offers its own advantages and disadvantages, and will appeal to people for various reasons. Understanding the difference between the two types can be quite a challenge, given the complexity of their design and performance, but at eProvided, we’re here to help you make sense of all things storage and data recovery – we’re going to explore the basics of modular and monolithic storage, to help you make a more informed choice.

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Modular Storage

Modular storage arrays are typically based on two controllers, which are kept apart from the unit’s disks. In essence, this ensures that, if one controller experiences a failure, the second will take over from the first automatically. These are held on a shelf which runs on a separate power source to the disks. Also, they’re connected via cables (usually copper or optical). One of the key advantages of modular storage is that it’s cheaper than monolithic storage. Therefore, they can be expanded over time. You may want to start with a single controller and one housing disks. You can then add more than your needs dictate, until you reach optimum capacity.

Generally, smaller locations with low storage demands begin with low-capacity modular storage devices. This is more cost effective. Later one can expand as the budget allows and your data needs demand.

In general, modular storage is usually up to 25% cheaper than monolithic devices. These tend to offer interfaces designed for user-friendliness & easier capacity-expansion. Thus reducing the need to make calls for technical assistance.

Monolithic Storage

Unlike modular storage, monolithic is based on disks fixed into the array frame and linked to the various controllers via massive amounts of cache memory. These offer helpful redundancy features, so that any failures are immediately compensated for by another – thanks to this design, monolithic storage rarely fails.

With plenty of cache memory (shared among any linked devices), these offer greater storage capacities than modular arrays, and are typically equipped for better data-management. The more cache memory your memory device has, the faster and smoother it will run. These typically boast the better service and support of the two, and their proven disaster-recovery appeals to many businesses – you may be more willing to pay for long-term reliability (if your budget allows).

Making the Choice

Having taken a brief look at modular and monolithic storage, which is right for you and your needs? The choice, of course, is down to you – cost will certainly be a factor, and easy-expansion may be a priority, too. Depending on the size of your business or department, you may find that modular storage is the best all-round choice for its cost-effectiveness and user-friendly design; on the other hand, the additional cache memory and reliability monolithic options offer may just swing it for you. There is no right or wrong answer – just weigh up the pros and cons of each and compare these to your business needs.

At eProvided, we offer data recovery across all devices, regardless of its construction. With more than fifteen years in business and a team of experienced experts, we use the latest techniques to retrieve your vital lost data. Whether you fear your favorite images have been overwritten or damaged for good or your hard drive appears to have shut down or broken, we’re here to help. Just give us a call 1-866–857–5950, or email  us.

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The Difference between NAND Flash Tablets and Laptops

In recent years, tablets have replaced laptops for many people, in their domestic lives at least. For those who only used their laptops for internet access, watching films and playing games, tablets can now offer all of this without the added weight or bulkiness of a laptop – you can hold a tablet comfortably in one hand, set it on your lap, or prop it against a wall with much greater ease. This convenience is a must for most casual users, and its portability is a key convenience even the smallest laptop can’t offer; for example, many people would be reluctant to use their laptops on a train or bus unless they had enough space (which is not always available in busy periods).

Tablets

However, tablets have also secured a place in the business world, for office-use and whilst on the go. Thanks to cloud data storage, documents and other essential information can be accessed wherever, whenever. Laptops and desktop PCs are still prevalent in many businesses, though, offering a greater range of applications and facilities than tablets – bigger screens and larger keyboards will always be more advantageous for prolonged use. Despite these differences, however, NAND flash memory is changing the way in which computing devices store and process data, and will lead to significant changes in portable technology. Check out this NAND data recovery testimonial about eProvided.

What is NAND?

Tablets use NAND flash memory, which is a non-volatile solid state drive (SSD) technology able to store data without power. Why is this advantageous? Well, NAND flash memory is a preferred storage option for many manufacturers and consumers, more so than an average laptop’s hard drive, particularly in applications demanding a low capacity (around 4 gigabytes or lower). As more and more tablets flood the market, and consumers expect more functionality and storage, NAND is becoming more and more attractive to developers.

NAND flash memory has evolved drastically in the past ten years, allowing for lower costs per bit for an increase in maximum capacities. As a result of reducing the physical size of this technology whilst boosting the number of bits in each cell, NAND has dropped from 160nm (nanometres) to 24nm in the past eight years. This has allowed tablet manufacturers to make the most of this tech whilst offering customers sleek, thin, portable computing over chunky laptops.

How does NAND flash memory differ from Laptops?

As we’ve just discussed above, NAND’s smaller size and increased storage space has helped it to become a huge draw for manufacturers, as it allows them to produce devices capable of storing large quantities of music, video, and also capable of running more powerful games than mobile devices have previously. However, laptops still offer a lot of functionality tablets cannot. How do they differ?

Laptops drawing on hard disk drive storage offer greater storage capacity than tablets, with some now available offering close to 1 terabyte. Hard disk drives are based on quickly-rotating magnetic platters combined with read-write heads, which move over the platters’ surface to receive and/or record data. This is obviously vastly different to the construction of NAND flash memory, which uses floating-gate transistors connected in series. Therefore, additional storage offered is vastly important for domestic and business users. Thus, users backup data and media to cloud storage. Analogous to, the vast range of companies on the market, including Dropbox and Google Drive. These extensive cloud storage sites offer users terabytes of storage. Power users depend on laptops or desktop drives for large applications, until tablets reach a stage offering better performance. The key advantage of Solid State Disks is that they involve no moving parts. Thus, it ensures there are no mechanics that could break. In addition no matter how much the SSD device is dropped or moved around it has a better survival rate. Flash data recovery services on NAND storage may become necessary if data loss takes place.

However, hybrid drives are now available which combine NAND flash memory alongside a spinning disk as a hard-drive form. This offers the best of both, offering the size of HDDs with the faster boot-up and application-load times. As this technology develops over coming years, more and more manufacturers will begin to explore the potential benefits, bringing various advantages for users in business sectors.

SD Card Recovery For Photos. I Lost All My Pictures Now What?

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Memory comes in many forms and fashion. When digital cameras were first produced they came with a type of installed memory on a chip. Thus, these storage chips were as wide as two fingers. SD card data recovery companies hardly existed yet. This fast, reliable form of data storage began use not only in cameras but smartphones and multimedia devices. Eventually, SD cards fail. Users face the conundrum of either buying a new one or trying to recover data from the old one.

How Long Do Cards Last?

Many users of cameras of that golden era had pictures stored on their camera’s SD card when it went bad and deeded the information on it recovered. Eventually, software manufacturers picked up on the need for recovery and a plethora of recovery software became available, ranging in price from free to relatively expensive, depending on how attached to the data on your card. As we explore the recovery of data on SD cards, we should first take a look at how long these cards last.

Expected Life Span of an SD card.

An SD card is usually expected to have a regular operating life of just under 2 years reliably. Every day after that two year mark means taking a chance on the operating fidelity of the card. Now as this is an average figure, it is not impossible for an SD card to last in excess of five years. Depending on the card’s life cycle and condition, it’ll outlive the 2 year limit on life expectancy. SD Cards usually become most optimal a few weeks after their initial activation. In the case of most storage medium, the amount of time the medium exists usually affects the fidelity of the data on the disc.

An SD card is significantly different from regular storage medium. The longevity of an SD card depends mostly on how often data’s erased and rewritten on the card. It explains why professional photographers tend to have to replace their cards every few months. With every write cycle, the card becomes a little more “used”. Write-cycle technology built into the card make it possible for a card to last for many years. Thus, writing spreads across the entire capacity of the card. It’s not focused on wearing out 1 particular block. This is termed ‘wear leveling’.

Possible Causes of SD Card Failure.

SD cards have a possibility of being worn down through consecutive write cycles.In fact, it’s not the only way an SD card can fall victim to data failure and corruption. Most of the other cases have to do with the physical housing of the card. In comparison, corrosion on the pins that form the interface between the hardware and the card fail. An SD card is housed in plastic. And, if this plastic is exposed to large amounts of heat and humidity it can become brittle and crack or break. Therefore, making it unsuitable for use in any hardware medium. The pins used for interfacing the card with the devices can corrode due to high humidity. Oxidation in the atmosphere is also a factor. These situations usually lead to the actual card being inaccessible. Thus, the data contained becomes lost.

SD Card Recovery Options.

Recovery options for an SD card containing photos can vary. Prices on software, designed to recover card information vary. Software is able to recover cards with basic read/write problems or issues in formatting. Data becomes removed and saved on another storage device. To maintain usability, backup data, in case the SD card fails. Demo versions of file recovery software require a purchase before saving your data.

However, these software solutions are of no help when there is a physical defect in the card or if the card’s partition information is missing or damaged. In such a case the best idea would be to approach recovery specialists such as eProvided. File recovery specialists guarantee that the data on the card remains in place. In similar fashion, the card itself may become unusable. SD card recovery can be a simple procedure if the card is readable. However, when the card becomes unreadable, the only way to recover the data is to consult an expert.

SD Size

Through the march of technology, there have been massive advances in compact storage solutions. Ten years ago, the average size of an SD card was 128MB to 256MB. Currently, SD cards span up to 128 GB of information, a thousand times the storage size of ten years ago. This introduces another problem to having long-living SD cards. As we advance in the electronic age, older discs will become less and less relevant as they cannot support the size of data that new devices would be able to produce. In this sense, it may be better to let your old SD card die, after you remove the data that you already have on it and trade it in for a better model. It’ll save you the hassle of data recovery, and it’ll keep you abreast of current technology at the same time.

Becoming a Data Recovery Partner

Why you should be a data recovery partner with eProvided?

As more companies switch to digital storage, more expertise is needed. Namely, to keep the systems we depend on working their best. Therefore, many sign up with eProvided as a data recovery partner.

We use desktop PCs, laptops, tablets or smartphones to access and organize our work. Thus, problems can occur through human-error. Technological glitches are also common. This can prove devastating if sensitive data or records vanish, with no trace. Not only can work disappear, but people inside the business become affected. Payments delay, communications stop, and presentations will be rewritten. Therefore, the number of problems caused by the smallest error is frightening.

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However, data recovery experts, such as ourselves at eProvided can help fix technological problems whenever they arise on any storage device. We’ll locate all those important files you thought you’d lost. No matter how errors or glitches occur, data can be recovered from most devices and storage drives. In short, the trick is in knowing how. Here, our experts are continually exploring new and innovative techniques for recovering data, to ensure our clients retain as much vital work as possible. How can you benefit from our services? Read on to learn more!

Data Recovery Partner up, Split the Benefits!

Fill out our form to become a data recovery partner with eProvided. It’s quick and easy. Simply fill out our form and we’ll be in touch thereafter! If your customers or clients ever suffer data loss, being able to contact us in next to no time for help is a huge benefit. What a fantastic incentive to win new business. And, with so much vital data stored on SD cards, microSD, SSD, cell phones and hard drives, having a data recovery specialists is just one call away. As a partner, you’ll get to enjoy discounts on our services too. In fact, our discounted costs are highly-competitive to suit most budgets.

Another terrific reason to partner with eProvided is to take advantage of our referral rewards. Send a business our way, we’ll work out a bespoke payment plan. You can claim your bonus on a quarterly or monthly basis. Separate payments by client. This is ideal if your business is continually bringing new customers on-board. In fact, new customers will benefit from data recovery. In addition, it provides an extra income-channel.

Which Storage Devices can we Recover Data from?

Nowadays, new storage drives are hitting the market every day, and with these come enhanced storage facilities. At eProvided, we work hard to stay familiar with all storage devices, to ensure clients receive the most professional service every time. We can save data from broken USBs, NAND chips, damaged camera cards and corrupted hard drives. eProvided is currently breaking ground with many methods of retrieving data from monolithic drives (otherwise known as monolith drive recovery). These devices become damaged easily. In fact, in a flash, a USB flash drive may break in your pocket. Common damaged occurs also from dropping a drive on the floor. Hard drives also become damaged if tipped over.

A file recovery partnership with eProvided saves you time!

Most consumers will throw their storage drives away. If they drop them, have a shattered USB or a corrupted hard drive, they believe their data has vanished. This is a huge mistake. In brief, tossing these into the trash may mean others can scavenge your data. Also, this leaves you without the files you may need for later. You should prepare to retrieve them before disaster strikes. Our data recovery experts use various techniques to retrieve your files. Give us a call to learn more! 1-866-857-5950.

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The Fundamentals of NAND Memory

NAND memory is a specific type of flash memory defined as “non-volatile storage technology.” Unlike many other types of memory, it doesn’t require active power to retain and store data. According to Wikipedia, non-volatile storage technology includes read-only and NAND flash memory.

NAND Flash Memory

NAND, created as a solution to reduced costs and chip capacity. Allowing flash memory to compete with magnetic storage such as hard disks. Since its introduction, NAND, used in devices to hold large files at faster speeds. Its use increases file transfer speeds and bandwidth. Some of your favorite devices use NAND flash, including USB drives, external USB drives, MP3 players, cell phones, MicoSD and digital cameras. NAND flash has no moving parts. Therefore, NAND flash runs on less power and creates less heat.

A Solid Type of Memory but Still Fallible.

One of the most notable benefits to NAND memory is its ability to resist file corruption. Unlike many other types of memory on the market, NAND is composed of a finite number of write cycles. As a result, probable memory failure will take a while to occur. This type of memory gradually incurs failures over individual cells. In most cases, instead of a sudden memory failure or corruption, a device with NAND memory will experience overall performance reductions prior to memory failure and file damage. Referred to as wear-out, it gives the user a solution to back-up their data and acquire a new storage drive. Thus, preventing failures before a catastrophic crash that results in massive data loss.

Once a device’s NAND memory wears out, the user will simply purchase new memory. When inserted into a storage device, the new flash memory will allow it to function normally. In essence, additional storage costs are passed on to the consumer, which has lowered the price of electronic devices significantly.

Current Industry Trends in File Storage.

The Information Technology and Consumer Electronics industries eat NAND memory for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Today we find this type of memory in all of our most popular and highly used products, including:

  • Smart Phones & Cellphones
  • Memory Cards, microSD, SD
  • USB Flash Devices
  • GPS Devices
  • SSD Drives, Solid State Storage Drives
  • MP3 Players
  • Digital Cameras
  • Data Collection Systems, as used by NASA, Seismograph Instruments, etc.

Solid State Drives (SSD Storage).

According to current industry trends, NAND memory technology is now being introduced into PC storage devices such as Solid State Drives. In recent years, PC storage has rapidly begun a migration away from the traditional Hard Disk Drive (HDD) technology. SSDs have become the favored storage and memory medium. Experts predict that we will soon see 3-bit MLC NAND-based products in the SSD industry.

According to a Samsung white paper, the NAND-based storage currently powering our most popular storage devices has the almost guaranteed potential to outlive the useful life spans of the devices they power. Manufacturers now face the decision of whether to sacrifice excess lifetime and performance in a concentrated effort. Thus, bringing dramatic cost benefits and deliver NAND storage technology to a wider audience. The opinion to do so is strong since the advantages of this technology far outweigh those of traditional storage drives.

NAND Flash Memory, New Developments.

As technology continues to advance, new breakthroughs in NAND memory will continue to be achieved. Memory chips are continually growing smaller while increasing the maximum read and write cycles and lowering overall voltage demands. What does this mean for you? It means the future of memory and storage is about to grow faster, larger, and much more cost effective for the everyday user.

NAND technology is quickly becoming one of the most effective and efficient types of memory on the market. In the years to come it’s predicted to become the only type of memory in data storage devices on the market.

mSATA 101: What It is?

mSATA stands for mini-SATA. Originally developed by Intel, it is a format designed for ultra-small Solid State Disks (SSDs). Ideal for notebook and netbook construction, mSATA SSDs are semi similar to mini-PCI Express cards. In this mSATA 101 blog, we are going to address nine of the most commonly asked questions regarding mini-SATA technology. eProvided services SSD file recovery disasters.

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Question 1: Can any notebook use an mSATA SSD?

No. Despite the fact that this technology has a mini-PCI Express form factor, the slot must have support for an mSATA’s electric connections. Unfortunately, not all notebooks offer the proper connections.

Question 2: Who makes mSATA cards?

Intel is currently the biggest supplier of these cards, which isn’t surprising since they are the brain behind the technology. mSATA cards come in 40 and 80GB configurations. The higher the GB, the faster the card. You can purchase these cards through a handful of other companies, but most buyers prefer going straight to Intel.

Question 3: Why would I want one of these cards?

mSATA SSD cards are useable on your boot drive. They offer a larger storage capacity at a less expensive price when compared to a traditional mechanical hard drive. If you’re in need of lots of storage and working under a budget, these cards are the perfect combination of storage volume and low cost. Even if you aren’t constrained by a budget, why wouldn’t you opt for more storage at a cheaper price?

Question 4: Does an mSATA SSD card offer the same performance as a standard SATA drive?

According to the latest stats, the mSATA is actually slightly slower than the standard SATA drive. However, it is quite a bit faster when compared to traditional hard drive technology. SATA solid state disks tend to offer the fastest overall performance with the mSATA SSD coming in slightly behind it. mSATA supports both 1.5Gbps and 3.0Gbps transfer rates.

Question 5: What are the benefits of an mSATA in comparison to other storage types?

The highlights of mSATA are versatile. Using this storage type, you can expect:

  • Unbeatable price to performance ratio
  • Large storage capacity
  • Easy installation
  • A noticeable boost in boot up and application load times
  • An unrivaled ability to withstand extreme vibration and shock
  • A visible overall performance boost
  • Small, fits smaller devices like netbooks

Question 6: How much of a speed increase can I expect?

According to Life Hacker, you can expect to triple your laptop’s speed. The awesome perk is that this speed increase comes without sacrificing your hard drive space. You are simple adding an mSATA SSD and reaping the benefits and using less power.

Question 7: Which laptops are compatible with these cards?

Life Hacker reports that most laptop models from 2011 on are compatible with these cards, including the majority of Lenovo and Dell laptops. Before purchasing an mSATA, reference your service manual to confirm that your laptop or notebook is indeed compatible.

Question 8: Can I have both an mSATA SSD and an internal mobile broadband cable in my ThinkPad?

It’s one of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to a ThinkPad, and unfortunately the answer is no. The mSATA SSD card will take up the WWAN card slot, which is used for mobile broadband. Therefore, if you’re pro mSATA (and why wouldn’t you be with the performance boost?), your best option is to either tether to your mobile or cellular device wirelessly or use a Wi-Fi hotspot. Overall, sacrificing your WWAN card slot is a small price to pay when it comes to the overall benefits of installing an mSATA card.

Question 9: How do I install an mSATA?

The answer depends on your laptop. Reference your service manual for instructions or contact an expert for assistance. Reach out to an eProvided file recovery company representative.

NASA, Big Consumers of Data Recovery, Here’s Why

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is responsible for the level of technology we are currently at. Their innovations over the last handful of decades have made life a lot better. NASA is responsible for such everyday labor-saving appliances ranging from smoke detectors to protective paint. However, NASA needs support as well, since it uses a lot of modern-day technology in its missions. They don’t have to reinvent the wheel if we already have something that performs the tasks they need. They do manage to improve these everyday devices quite a bit. A good example is, of course, the everyday hard disk drive. NASA uses these in almost every device that requires an onboard storage medium. Because of this fact, NASA is one of the larger consumers of data recovery services in the world.

The History of the Hard Disk Drive.

Originally, storage media used by computing machines were massive, room-filling magnetic disk drives. These were developed as an intermediary storage solution between the random access memory (which was expensive) and the tape drives (which were cheap). The hard disk drive decreased in size along with computers and the price per megabyte. Because of advances in technology, the cost of these drives has decreased and the capacity increased exponentially.

In the past, hard disk drives were created using platters, with a read/write head needed to access individual sectors of the disk where information was written. The amount of moving parts in these disks made them unsuitable for use in anything that had a range of movement that could cause damage to the platters via vibration or jittering. The solution to this problem was the invention of the solid state drive (SSD). NASA has recognized the need for SSD’s in their upcoming missions and as such have embraced this new technology as something they would need in their journey forwards and upwards. However, SSD’s have their own series of problems.

The Problem with SSD’s and File Recovery.

SSD’s generally are better at storage than HDD’s in that they are faster and allow access to data much quicker than an HDD possibly could. It is a common misconception that SSD data is more secure than HDD data. It isn’t. Also, because of the way SSD’s are constructed, they fall victim to some problems much easier than HDD’s. Among the problems that SSD’s find it hard to cope with are sudden electromagnetic surges. Also, static electricity, unexpected power loss and electrical charges in the vicinity can spell disaster. You can immediately see where this could be a problem for NASA. Solid state date storage only has a certain limited number of recyclable storage patterns. Accordingly, these will run out, making data storage difficult or impossible.

On SSD’s when a block becomes crippled and unable to hold data, the data is transferred to the next available block. As transfers continue and bad blocks mount, eventually the drive will reach a critical point where it can no longer save data. Therefore, the data already on the SSD hard drive needs recovery. Drive life can be extended by updates to the drive’s error correcting code (ECC).

NASA’S Need for Data Recovery.

As we have no doubt read in the news, NASA has some grandiose plans for the coming years, inclusive of a possible manned mission to Mars within the next couple decades. These projects require a large amount of data processing and storage to figure out problems before they occur. In such situations, NASA cannot afford to have lost data. NASA simulation systems can take months or years to generate enough usable data, so they can get a consensus from it. This is where memory recovery comes in.

Companies such as eProvided data recovery serve NASA as a backup recovery solution when their SSD’s fail in operation. With the large volumes of data that NASA will deal with on a day to day basis, it’s no wonder why their SSD’s fail and require recovery. NASA’s growth and continued usage of SSD’s will require a dedicated solution for the recovery of its data when the inevitable strikes. As much as we would love to have hard disks that don’t ever go bad, it may be quite some time before we come up with technology that makes that possible.

NASA and SSD Drives.

Overall, NASA is an organization that is dedicated to utilizing the available technology to gain the best results. This includes utilizing state-of-the-art drives to save their data, despite the fact that the drives may go bad. That is where data recovery experts come in. With dedicated methods to retrieve data from both SSD’s and HDD’s these companies provide a useful service. It’s true, data recovery from an SSD is more difficult than from an HDD. And so, skilled recovery experts are able to get to the most difficult data and extract it. Everyone needs, data recovery, even NASA.

The Top 10 Data Storage Devices on the Market

As we go about our day creating more and more data, our data storage needs increase. According to Cnet.com Best of 2020, there are three primary types of consumer-grade data storage devices.

What are the Top 10 Storage Devices?

Top 10 Storage Devices Available.

  1. Internal Storage Hard Drive: This type of storage usually hosts your computer’s operating system and programs. Internal devices include hard drives and solid-state (or SSD) drives.
  2. External Storage Disk Drive: This type of storage is an outside drive that connects to a computer through a port, such as a USB.
  3. Network Attached Storage (NAS): Otherwise known as NAS, network attached storage is a unique storage solution in which storage space is provided to an entire network through a switch or router.

Choosing a Perfect Storage Device.

The average consumer spends more money on external storage devices because of their portability. They’re always compact and easy to use for moving files from one location to another across diverse devices. Before you decide on your external device of choice, let’s take a sampling of 10 devices considered to be top on the market:

The SanDisk Cruzer Fit is a USB storage device capable of storing up to 32GB of data. One of the most awesome selling points is its size: a USB drive not much bigger than your fingernail. This little USB drive is perfect for packing the maximum amount of data into the smallest possible space. It is also the perfect addition for tablets, smart TVs, and car stereos.

Prevent Data Loss with Passwords?

The IronKey is the ultimate external device for the prudent customer in need of iron defenses. According to ZDNet.com, the biggest worry when carrying data is loss. It’s one thing to forget a device on the train or have it stolen, but it’s entirely different to realize your sensitive files were not encrypted.

Some opt to use a software or password solution. A tougher solution is to use a hardware encryption solution, which forces the user to encrypt the saved data immediately. The IronKey offers an AES 256-bit hardware encryption, and it is built to resist intrusion. After ten consecutive failed password attempts, this external USB drive will permanently self-destruct. The rugged, waterproof metal chassis is resistant to physical break-in attempts, and it will readily show evidence of tampering. Although a strong choice for those moving sensitive data, always keep a backup in the event of a failed break in and self-destruct.

Digital Storage in Demand.

Compact Flash and SDHC cards are some of the hottest external data storage devices on the market for media storage. Speed and space are two of the biggest selling points as faster data transfer rates equate to fewer incidents of data loss or corruption. According to Digital Camera World, a new microSD, 512GB is now on the market.

Other Products on The Radar.

  1. Courier Dual FIPS 197 Encrypted USB 3.0: 32 GB, this card offers noteworthy USB 3.0 performance. It has a 140 MB/s (per second) read speed, and write speed of 40 MB/s (per second). This dual password interface uses AES 256-bit hardware data encryption and is FIPS 197 approved.
  2. The Kingston Ultimate: Said to be the speediest card on test for write speed in a Nikon D800, this card beats the Lexar 1000x hand down with outstanding value.
  3. The Lexar Professional: Offers the ultimate in speed from an SDHC card. The Fastest read speeds, both USB 3.0 and in-camera reads.
  4. The Lexar Professional SDHC: Comes with 200x, 400x & 600x transfer speeds, both via card reader and in-camera. As far as USB 3.0 read speed, it’s one of the faster SD cards available. Class 10 performance, High-speed, using UHS-I technology, read transfer speed up to 600x (90MB/s)
  5. The SanDisk Extreme Pro: It will take a bit longer to download media in comparison to other flash cards, but it makes up for its lack of transfer speed with excellent write speeds. Available in SD, CompactFlash and microSD flash media formats.
  6. The SanDisk Ultra & Ultra PLUS: Handy flash media cards offering sensible performance at an affordable price. They’re slightly faster than alternatives that are more expensive. They store upwards to 128GB. Available in SD Card format, microSD, CompactFlash and USB. microSD & SD formats include MicroSDHC, microSDXC & SDHC & SDXC.

XQD Cards & CFast CompactFlash.

  1. XQD Memory cards: Targets high definition camcorders & high resolution digital photo cameras. Typical speeds: read and write from 1 Gbit/s (0.12 GB/s) to 4 Gbit/s (0.5 GB/s) and data storage capabilities past 2 TB.
  2. CFast 2.0 CompactFlash memory cards: Dimensions: Length: 36.4 mm by 42.8 mm, width 3.6 mm. These support CFast 1.1 specifications and are based on Serial ATA Generation II (SATA-II) bus speeds up to 300MB/s. In 2012 CFast 2.0 support speeds up to 600MB/s. Targets professional imaging and video as well as digital video markets.

eProvided, when all else fails.

Many of these storage devices fail. They can store vast amounts of data. In fact, they may also be fast and efficient. They may be a solution for various reasons. Above all, if your flash drive breaks, choose USB flash drive recovery at eProvided!

The Western Digital My Passport Ultra Drive & My Passport Slim portable USB drives are the perfect device when a few gigabytes of storage just isn’t enough. My Passport Ultra & My Passport Slim both offer 2TB of space. Both physically small yet relatively fast thanks to USB 3.0. Both external USB hard drives, they don’t need external power. It’s the perfect USB storage device for on-the-go travelers who need to ability to backup and store large amounts of data.

Finally, for super serious data storage, the Elgato Thunderbolt Drive+ 512 GB is a lightning-fast, no-nonsense SSD-based portable drive with lots of storage and lots of appeal. It’s compact, easy to carry, and sports the fast data transfer speeds that help eliminate data file corruptions.

Solid State Drive – 4GB/s Bandwith in a single SSD

Your solid state drive craving eyes are not deceiving you. Learn more about this data storage technology.

eProvided Flash Drive Data Recovery Discusses Solid State Drive Technology.

Earlier this year OCZ announced its intention to bring a new high-speed SSD (Solid State Drive) interface to the market. OCZ has for the longest time frustrations with the slow progress of the SATA interface speeds. OCZ wanted to create an interface that would allow for greater performance scaling. Dubbed the “High-Speed Data Link” (HSDL), OCZ’s new interface delivers between 2 to 4GB/s (that’s right, gigabytes) of bandwidth to a single SSD. It’s an absolutely absurd amount of bandwidth, definitely more than what a single controller interface can feed today.

Solid state drive technology

Flash Drive Data Recovery

With SSD technological breakthroughs, soon large NAND memory chips will appear in mass. Above all, SSD Drives and SSD drive interfaces become crucial in Enterprise Servers. In short, servers need massive speeds and data storage. Yet, with more frequent technological advances, it’s a matter of time for prices on NAND flash to drop. These devices will become more affordable to the public. Video production companies will see huge benefits with faster SSD drives. Drones use large amounts of data to record in flight. Thus, many industries will reap the rewards with new SSD technology.

1 TB NAND SSD Storage.

Just imagine it, a 1TB NAND Flash Chips inside a Flash Drive or a Camera Digital Media Card (Memory Card). The future is here. This is where the solid state disk storage technology is taking us. At any rate, what happens when you store all of your images, videos, office documents, personal data, and your SSD becomes corrupted? Devastating thought, isn’t it? And, all your data was not backed up and lost. This is where eProvided Data Recovery company in. eProvided performs flash drive & thumb drive data recovery on all USB flash drives. Above all, we can recover from any type drive.

Managing solid state drive recovery, eProvided recovers 95% of all devices serviced. In fact, all data on a flash drive resides on the NAND Flash memory chips. The best solution for flash drive recovery is to dump the data off the memory chip. Once this method completes, the procedure of assembling the RAW data begins. In turn, the hexadecimal code, dumped from the memory chip, converts back to customer data.

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Dropped Phone in Water! Data Recovery from Water Damage

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Smartphones carry much of our important data. Any potential smartphone damage is a huge risk. We store all our photos, contact numbers, even our documents on our cellphones. Consequently, the giant leaps made in smartphone design, our devices are still prone to damage. If they sustain too much, they’ll stop working altogether. Today, a mishap is dropping your cellphone into the toilet or a glass of water. However, this can be easily done, whether it slips from your hand or your pocket (the sleek, slippery cases only exacerbates the problem).

In the end, if this happens to you, and your phone refuses to switch on, does it mean you have to accept your data might be gone from water damage? Not necessarily. Likewise, take steps to get your cellphone working again (even if it takes several days). Accessing all your files you feared are gone forever is possible. Smartphones dropped in water have a 2nd chance at life. eProvided specializes in such tasks every day. With 20+ years behind its belt, you are in good hands.

Dropped Phone in Water, Storage software.

Most phones and their providers provide data backup software. Dropping your phone in any type of water could require service. Devices running on Android or iOS now offer data storage. This can be set-up to sync with your online accounts. This means each time you add a new photo or file to your phone, it’ll transfer over to your cloud. Finally, if you drop your phone in the toilet, and it fails, just jump on your tablet, laptop, or PC. In short, you’ll access your pictures again. Once you get your hands on a new phone, you can download these if you want to carry them with you. Alternatively, if you get your damaged phone running again, you can download them if they’ve vanished from your device. 

Check your SD card.

Don’t have your phone synced up to your online accounts? Have photos and vital data saved on your SD card or Micro SD card, you may be able to dry it out for micro SD card data recovery. Your first thought might be to blast it with a hairdryer for hours. You should avoid doing this. Primarily, place it in a warm, dry place and leave it for a while. After a few days, hook it up to your PC or other device and try to read it. Finally, your files should still be accessible. This allows you to transfer them to another smartphone.

Dropping a Phone in the Water? Smartphone Water Damage.

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If you have no online sync and no SD card, then you’re down to trying to revive the phone itself. Dropping your phone in water is serious. Depending on the amount of water damage the handset absorbed, you may be able to save it. Again, avoid the hairdryer technique. Instead, remove the backing and the battery, and place it in a bag of rice. Place your phone in a dry space like a cupboard. Leave for a few days to a week. Soon, the rice should absorb the water, and leave your phone in working order.

Now, try to switch the phone back on. Is it working? Chances are it’ll be recovered well enough for you to access your lost data. Therefore, now might be a good time to back it up. Above all, you may be able to connect it to your computer with a USB cable. If a success, transfer your data to the computer, perhaps store it in the cloud. For example, check out Media Fire or email everything to yourself.

If these methods offer no success, or you prefer to hire file recovery experts, contact a professional data recovery service. A reliable firm will assess the problem with an experienced eye. They’ll locate all your lost files. Additionally, it ensures your important pictures and files are there when you need them.

SD Card Recovery Service

What Type Of Damage Causes Data Loss?

SD cards are a great device to use to add additional storage to your smartphone. SD card recovery service is available for these cards. They can be removed, replaced, upgraded and shared across different electronic devices. This is a solid-state storage device for your smartphone. Most people use SD cards to increase the storage capacity on their phones and free up space on their device. iPhone’s have built-in microSD like chips called NAND Flash, while Android users have the option to add a new SD card or upgrade their existing one. So if you have lost data know what you’re up against. File corruption happens, heat or excessive use will break drives.

SD Card Recovery Service at eProvided, Android, iPhone, SDXC Data Retrieval.

SD cards can hold huge amounts of data including files, text messages, images, and video. Some store 512 GB, which exceeds the storage required by the majority of users. The amount of information that it can hold will often result in users moving all of their data on to the card. As convenient as this is, it is risky to have all of your data stored on to one card. If your SD card breaks, you could potentially lose all of your data. Recovering files on SD cards can be crucial.

Why Your Data is at Risk?

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As helpful as SD cards are, they do present some risk with the data that you store on it. Recovering files from an SD card android style. Most phones, especially android phones, have problems handling SD cards. Although the memory should generally remain safe, there are instances where a broken microSD card can become unresponsive. When this happens, the data that you have stored on your card may become inaccessible and even deleted. This means you could be at risk of losing all data and files that you have stored on your card. There are, however, ways to use an S.D card recovery service to restore your lost data.

Deleted Data.

You find that the files on your card are missing without warning. This is usually the result of some damage that has occurred to your phone or microSD card. Also, you can have conflicting applications that cause data to become deleted, hidden or moved. You can use an SD card retrieval service like eProvided to restore your lost data in many of these cases.

When your SD card becomes damaged, from an error caused by your cellphone, you will have usability issues. SD memory might also break due to external mishaps. Your smartphone device may stop reading the data that is stored on your microSD. Your SD card can be physically bent or broken in half. Another common issue is when the connectors have eroded or become water damaged. This can happen naturally over time and can lead to problems between the card and your device. In these cases, the data is still on your card. The data is just inaccessible to you due to the damage. You can however, recover files from a damaged SD card.

Unresponsive SD Cards.

Your phone can fail to read the data on your SD card due to any number of reasons including damage to the card, damage to the phone, or a program malfunction. This issue is resolvable by a phone restart. If the problem persists, you should consider taking it to a professional SD card recovery service that can help.

SD Card Recovery, What is Recoverable?

All of your data is recoverable depending on the damage to the card. In most cases, a SD card recovery service will help you to recover your lost information. As long as you do not low-level format your microSD card, you should be able to recover your data.

What can I do if I can’t access my data?

If you cannot access your SD card, you are asked to reformat it. If this happens, do not reformat. Reformatting your card will erase all the information and files on it. If you’re unable to access the data stored on your card, you must contact professionals who can restore SD card files. They will be able to recover your information in most cases. Many times, a user may unintentionally and permanently delete data from their SD card while they are trying to fix it which would have otherwise been recoverable. If you are not an expert at data recovery, it’s recommended to call eProvided data retrieval experts who are. Recovering images, and video from unrecognized SD cards is what we do best.

SD Card Recovery Service!

There are SD Card Recovery services such as eProvided.Com that specializes in recovering lost data from iPhone’s, or Android microSD cards. They can recover lost data including images, audio, video, and other files. If you are experiencing any issues with your SD card, you can start a case here and they will be able to help you recover your lost data.

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Have a Micro SD Card Broken in Half? Get Your Data Back!

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You discover that you have a micro SD card broken in half. In the end, you’ll want to dive into the mechanics of this post. Being expert data recovery experts, eProvided walks you throughout the process. In many cases, you have obtainable options & solutions to help with your damaged documents.

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Contact a File Recovery Professional if your Micro SD Card is bent or broken in half.

There are many ways a microSD memory card can cease to function. By and large, users discover cracks, chips, snaps and bends. Firstly, these storage devices are not as strong as you might  think. SD cards suffer typically by bad workmanship or user error. Accordingly, micro SD recovery company eProvided will discuss this below. Now you know. You have many solutions surrounding your situation.

What is a microSD made of? How are micro SD Cards Produced?

Memory chips used to make micro SD storage are composed primarily of silicon. Accordingly, silicon comes from sand. Ultimately the process of taking sand and creating silicon involves melting. Then, cutting, polishing and grinding creates a finished memory chip. Silicon is compressed and cut into integrated microcircuits. These NAND memory wafers are less than 1/40th of an inch. They are pressed into integrated circuits using complex machinery. Furthermore, there are breakthroughs each year. In 2019 Sandisk has manufactured a 1TB microSD. The size of data a microSD can store is growing exponentially.

Hire a Professional with a micro SD Card Broken in Half.Leading Causes for an SD Card Broken in Half?

In many cases these storage devices we call ‘micro SD’ break in half. Ultimately it’s the user handling the flash memory storage incorrectly. Many cases seen at eProvided start by accidentally inserting the SD card into the wrong type of slot. When inserting into any slot, if it does not enter smoothly, stop. In fact, users apply too much pressure inserting into the wrong slot. In addition, think, what might be happening? If it does not enter easily you probably have the wrong slot. Take a step back. In many cases, you will have an SD card broken in half.

What can a Photographers Do in Recovering Data from a Broken SD Card?

BBB Rating eProvided.Com File retrieval options are available. Accordingly, a broken SD card recovery company can assist in handling any damage. For immediate questions in recovering your files and images call eProvided: 1-866-857-5950. You need to carefully package your microSD in bubble wrap and send it to eProvided. The turn around time can be less than 24 hours. In fact, eProvided customers are from all around the world. Costs are under $150. If they become more complicated eProvided will call you in advance after a 100% free evaluation.

Finding a micro SD card broken in half you sent us will first be checked under a microscope. Arguably photographers and experienced photo-shoot professionals tend to have the most problems. Photography professions tend to use many micro SD cards and SD cards. Having an SD card broken in half during a wedding shoot is common. In addition, it helps to have a description. Describing the color of the bride’s gown helps. Furthermore, were the photos taken outside, inside? eProvided sees mishaps often, mostly if there’s no organization of which cards are used and for which shoot. Explain to the expert you call what was lost. Photographers must keep track of which card stores which particular photo shoot.

Broken SD Cards Unrecognized by Card Readers.

microSD Card Cracked in 1/2 Photo You plug in your microSD memory stick and nothing happens. Alternatively, your card reader does not recognize your SD memory. Be very careful. You might be using the wrong type of card reader. If you force the micro SD card it might break in pieces. All things considered, there are many card reader manufacturers. Each card reader is different. In addition, card readers have numerous slots for reading memory sticks. Read the insert that came with your product. It is usually inside the box on any new product.

Accordingly, notice which slot opening is which. You should have a microSD slot. In many cases, you will also have a standard SD slot. You might also find a CompactFlash slot. Be sure you know what is what. Do not use the wrong slot. For this reason, read the pamphlet. Some slots are large, some are small. A micro sd card broken in half will result if forcing it in a slot too tiny.

microSD Card Corruption & Suddenly Unrecognized Media Cards.

Have a micro SD card that’s corrupted out of nowhere? Ultimately, SD memory cards and micro SD storage drives fail. This can happen at any time. You might be in the middle of a photo-shoot or saving your files after a gig at a wedding.

A broken SD card is terrifying for any professional. Arguably, engineers have to be savvy. Engineers walk a fine line. They have to appear like a psychologist and file recovery expert. It’s no laughing matter. In addition, during the initial phone call, being a good listener will benefit both parties. Once corruption inside of a microSD takes place, the user must immediately stop messing with the card. Thus, any tampering at this point can cause much more damage. A cracked micro SD card can be the result. Call a professional file recovery company.

micro SD Card Broken in Half. Cracks Vs. Bends.

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Is Your micro sd card broken in half?

The infamous microSD adapter. You insert a micro SD inside a standard SD shell. Thus, allowing for a standard SD card slot to read a micro SD card. Don’t force the smaller of the two inside the adapter. Users become confused and plug the smaller microSD inside improperly. At this point, they insert the combination of the two incorrectly inside a camera. In fact, they might improperly insert it into a card reader. By and large everything at this point’s wrong. You could have an SD card broken in half doing this haphazardly.

microSD cracks ruin your data integrity. Bends can dislocate hair width traces inside the board. As a result, bends in a micro SD card have a better chance at file recovery if they become broken. A bent micro SD card should be sent to file retrieval experts.

Accordingly, cracks caused by accidental misuse are more destructive. Cracks destroy the silica inside a microSD card. Depending on where the silica crack takes place is important. Only a professional with a microscope can determine the severity of a cracked micro SD card. Avoid a micro SD card broken in half. You will want to get your SD card to a professional ASAP. Need your cracked micro SD card analyzed? eProvided has a form to begin microSD file retrieval service. See link at top of page to begin. It takes 1 minute or less to complete the form. Data recovery company eProvided has a 100% free analysis. This free analysis takes place with every case received.

Popular micro SD Card Mishaps which Cause Cracks or Broken microSD Connections.

Each day professionals take millions of new photos on SD cards. Ultimately it is user error that creates damaged micro SD cards to fail. When eProvided has a new case arrive, we first put it under a microscope. This is the only way to see where the crack or bend has taken place. At the same time, many cracks happen on the surface. Furthermore, a crack can be between the board and the epoxy top layer. If the shell separates from the NAND chip on the microSD eProvided can bypass the trace.

All things considered, each case if completely different. As a result, it’s almost impossible to guess costs or the likelihood of a success rate. You don’t want your micro SD card broken in half. For this reason, a broken micro SD card must be in a lab environment to discover damage severity. Broken SD card photos or files have to be recovered. Engineers are not successful with every single case. As a consequence, we take special care in each case received. A memory card broken in half can store crucial data.

eProvided has recovered files for NASA’s Helios mission. Talk about stress. In many cases, we might be under more pressure than you. eProvided understands how important your files are. eProvided, now in business for over 20 years. We strongly believe, like you that your files must be retrieved. In fact, take a look around our site for our success stories. You can also look up on Google “eProvided NASA”.

microSD Cards & Smartphones. Broken SD Card Recovery. Android & IOS Cellphone Platforms.

Let’s discuss the Android and IOS platforms. Apple’s iPhone, etc. microSD problems with lost data and photos also take place on smartphones. Ultimately, just about everyone has tossed out their landlines. Less tech-savvy folks don’t know a microSD card resides inside their smartphone. Ultimately, when a bump in the night takes place they have no idea people like eProvided exist. For this reason, I hope many you share this story. Suffering from lost or corrupted text files or even voice recordings. eProvided has you covered. Your smartphone stores photos, text files, music and contact lists in an address book. Corruption of any kind can render your cell phone useless. Much of the time a micro SD card broken in half is the culprit.

Expert Witness Data Recovery Court Cases.

Many cases received at eProvided deal with court cases. Damaged or broken cellphones by a girlfriend or X are common. eProvided handles expert witness testimony. Cracked mircoSD cards stay a primary problem for consumers.
Call eProvided.com Have a micro SD Card Broken in Half.

If you have a broken SD card you might not realize it is the cause of the smartphone failure. A memory card broken in half has a chance of recovery. Smartphones have small components. These components are not as small as the inner guts of a microSD. All things considered, it is close enough in size. If your phone fails, take out the micro SD located inside. Above, an image for the less tech-savvy to locate it. This is just one example. Some smartphones need the case removed, then slide out the micro SD card.

Is DIY micro SD Photo and File Recovery Advised?

Most data recovery experts will agree. All things considered, do not attempt to recover your files on such tiny storage devices. At this point, your chances of making matters worse are now. As a result, your best option is to contact a professional file recovery service. Having an SD card broken in half or bent leaves zero options for a do it yourself type (DIY). Chances at recovering lost documents, music, etc. are somewhat decent. Just be sure you immediately contact a pro when your SD card has damage. Arguably, your chance at destroying everything you need increases when trying it at home.

My micro SD Card Gets Hot.

micro SD Gets OverheatsIf your SD card overheats or is hot to the touch, stop using it ASAP. In addition, take the card out, put it in a protected shell and call a professional. You don’t want a micro sd card broken in half. If you keep trying to get it working it will get more damaged. At this point, the tiny hair wide wiring inside the microSD card is severed. You are also experiencing tiny damaged fuses. In fact, the size of the damage on a fuse could be as wide as one half a human hair.

Keep in mind, memory storage drives like this can be 512GB. Therefore, if you used up all your space and the files are important, you have a ton to lose. Be sure to backup all your files regularly. If you have a micro SD broken in half, you will feel much frustration.

Backup Your Data!

Hire The Very Best in Broken SD Card Data Recovery Services.There are plenty of 4TB external drives today for Under $150.00. Get one, be sure all your important photos and files remain backed up on a 2nd drive. In many cases, you will feel like a hero if you did this. Be sure to look for a USB 3.0 or USB 3.1 backup drive to save your files. These drives save ten times faster. Be sure you have a USB 3.0 port on the machine to connect your new drive to.

Newer machines, build after 2014 usually have this port. In addition, a 512GB microSD card might not work inside an older smartphone. Call your support line for specs on your device. Ultimately you won’t buy something you don’t need.

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External Hard Drive Recovery, Causes of Portable Hard Drive Failures

External hard drives and portable USB hard drives fail. Retrieve lost images and documents. It’s tax season, your documents disappeared. External hard drive recovery help is here.

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Recovering Photos & Data from Portable USB Hard Drives or External Hard Drives.

Tax time, your hard disk is broken, your files are missing. Portable hard drives with USB 2.0, USB 3.0 store documents. For example, you dropped your drive on the floor. Similarly, you may have bumped it accidentally. Some customers break off USB ports on their disk drives. External hard drive recovery experts at eProvided recover damaged drive files.

Portable USB Hard Drives & Hard Drive Failures.

“My portable drive fell to the floor.” Suffering from damaged portable hard drive failure? Indeed, your external storage drives store your pictures. Portable USB disk drives can experience shock, weather issues and salt water damage. One common problem a data recovery company can experience is board damage. Portable hard drive bad circuits or failure to NAND flash memory is common. Furthermore, drives fail for many reasons.

Formatting Drives by Accident. Common Portable Hard Drive Failures.

Your portable USB drive experiences accidental formatting. You think Disk 0 is Disk 1 in disk management. Are you targeting the wrong disk? Next, you’ve moved files to the wrong location. Then deleted everything, overwriting your hard drive. Finally, call a professional before data disappears. External hard drive recovery is preventable.

Circuits Fail.

Have a Solid State Drive inside an external enclosure? Immediately when connecting your SSD to your PC USB port does nothing happen? Knowing the cause of any drive failure is important to retrieving data & photos. Customers tinker and open enclosures improperly. Additionally, end users discover bad ports or broken connections. Making it difficult for file recovery specialists.

External Hard Drive Recovery Savings.

When file recovery specialists dig around failed drives. “Customers attempt to fix hard drives. Lead solder is dangerous. Internal circuits become jumbled, it’s difficult. Don’t touch. Celebrating 20 years of experience. eProvided analyses broken USB drives under microscopes to discover what disconnected. This makes recovering lost files and images faster.”

NAND Flash Memory Dumps.

No moving parts. Historically portable devices had spinning platters, these store data. Today’s drives use NAND Flash Memory. Inside each NAND wafer are banks which store data.

External, portable solid state drives fail, data recovery companies target NAND. eProvided removes NAND flash memory from portable USB storage drives. In fact eProvided connects these NAND chips to special machinery. External hard drive recovery experts at eProvided speak. “We dump data banks from NAND wafers to fast SSD PCs”. Storage devices hold 1 – 16 surface mounts NAND wafers. Data is extracted from NAND flash memory. We then unscramble the files, analyze the dumps and reassemble the data back into files.

Traditional Drives & SSD Drives.

Retrieval of documents on SSD’s or drives with moving parts is possible. SSD drives suffer circuit failures additionally, traditional hard drives experience moving part failures. Traditional disk drive platters become damaged or scratched. “eProvided recovers files from portable USB hard drives.” eProvided acts as the lab for portable hard drive recovery companies. Lower your costs. So external hard drive recovery customers can save.

External Hard Drives, Extraction and Retrieval of Data is the Same.

Portable hard drives Vs. External hard drives. Have a USB external drive, and need portable drive recovery? These devices are all portable and easily move from one location to another. The more you move a drive then the more likely it will experience a problem. Have corrupted or damaged documents?

Causes of Portable Hard Drive Failures.

External USB disks are handy on vacations. Consumers take external storage drives near salt water or high heat and humidity. Consequently, salt water corrodes circuits on printed circuit boards. Hence, humidity magnifies your chances at file loss. eProvided and NASA meet. Salt water and external USB drives do not mix. eProvided managed data recovery from salt water damage for NASA. When on the go, have a plan before moving your hard drive.

eProvided handles data loss. External hard drive recovery firm eProvided analyzes portable USB drives for free. We use microscopes. We extract NAND wafers to discover what causes external drives to fail. Free evaluations, we agree on solutions and recover images and documents. ‘Simple Fix’ recoveries Vs. ‘Advanced recovery’. Basic recovery is 1 hour or less. Advanced recovery can take 3 or more hours. More information about eProvided, the file recovery professionals.

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