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USBest UT163 Thoughts

We got an old USBest UT163 flash drive in. When we started doing data recovery in 2007 these were pretty common, now not so much. They are amazingly simple flash drives compared to modern flash drives. The write procedure for…

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An Awesome Testimonial

(You don't have to use this testimonial but I want to say it anyway) I cannot thank you enough for your superior customer service and quality work. Prior to finding you on a Google search, I called 2 other places…

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Lexar Professional 800x Recovered

We got a Lexar Professional 800x in for data recovery. The Professional series are all based on Silicon Motion CF controllers with Intel/Micron NAND flash memory. Depending on the generation Lexar has implemented some interesting modifications, for example, doubling the…

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FAR8GBHSTT24ADAK Recovered

We had the pleasure of recovering a monolithic¬†FAR8GBHSTT24ADAK 8GB flash drive. It uses a hacked Alcor Micro AU6989 controller with a software bad columns implementation and 8GB Toshiba NAND flash memory chip. This monolithic chip has two data buses but…

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Lexar 16GB Not Seen

If a flash drive isn't seen when plugged into a computer is can be for a variety of reasons. In this case the drive was dead, we took the NAND chip out of circuit and the controller booted into manufacturing…

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Samsung Read Retry Solved

Samsung came out with one of the first generations of Read Retry chips a few years back. Models: K9BCG08U1M, K9BCG08U1A, K9CDG08U5A, K9ABG08U0A based off the same die w/ an ID of ec d7 98 ca (0xecd798ca). Read Retry is a…

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Unknown 2GB

We received a flash drive without a case. It's a Silicon Motion SM3251Q BA 2GB flash drive w/ Toshiba NAND memory. When inserted into a computer it shows a phantom (grayed out) drive letter. This is the controllers safe mode.…

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Ativa 4GB

We recovered an Ativa 4GB. The drive looks like it's in good condition however there were actually some damaged via's and traces from the USB connector being bumped. The drive uses a Toshiba TC58NC2250G6F controller which is a rebranded Phison…

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FAB8GBHSTS3SI2B & FAB16GHSTS3SI4B Recovered

We were able to solve the pinout for the FAB8GBHSTS3SI2B & FAB16GHSTS3SI4B monolithic series of flash drives usually found in PNY and HP branded flash drives. It uses a Silicon Motion Controller and Samsung NAND memory. If you need your…

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