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Format your flash drive as FAT32

Many flash controllers (UFD, SD, and CF) are not optimized for NON-FAT32 filesystems. Reformatting your flash drive with a different file system (eg: NTFS or exFAT) can cause the drive to fail or degrade performance. We frequently see different encoding…

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Renaming pictures by IMG sequence number

We recently had a client with an unreadable SD card containing pictures. To get the best result we performed a raw recovery which ignores the filesystem and filenames, instead recovering by file type (eg: pictures). When cameras take pictures they…

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Another Happy Customer :)

We get a lot of one line testimonials but Kristi took time out of her schedule to write a pretty lengthy one so I figure why not post the full contents. [dropcap]A[/dropcap] fter taking an entire high school swim team…

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Monolithic Flash Drives are the Future

[dropcap]S[/dropcap]aying monolithic flash drive to most data recovery shops will make them cringe. Why? There is no standard interface for reading the flash memory chip inside. A traditional flash drive will have a TSOP48 or maybe a LGA-52 chip flash…

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Analyzing a Unrecoverable Data Recovery Case

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]very once and a rare while we encounter what I call a “statistically high number of uncorrectable sectors in one memory chip”. We recently had such a case that prevented us from recovering a client’s data. What causes this is…

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What’s new at RMFD for July

Here’s the quick Run Down: New customer management system Completed migration from UPS to USPS Testing a “We’ll ship you the packaging material” program. For the last month we’ve been busy designing a implementing a new customer management system to…

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MMAGF02GWMCU-PA Data Recovery

Another first for Recover My Flash Drive, we reverse engineered the pin-out for the monolithic SD card MMAGF02GWMCU-PA used by PNY in their Optima SD series of SD cards. This card seems like a OEM Samsung product so its possible…

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Inside a NAND Chip

Ever wanted to know what’s inside a flash memory chip? Nothing magical, just regular silicon die but it’s still fun to look at. As far as I know we're the only data recovery company in the North America outside of…

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STEC 24850-00211-XC1U Data Recovery

We have successfully reverse engineered the STEC 24850-00211-XC1U controller used in many OEM solid state drives. These controllers are commonly found in mini-PCIe solid state drives sold by Dell for use in Dell Mini Laptops (DP/N: 0X422G & 0D154H) When…

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