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Repairing a damaged NAND Pin

One of our customers sent us a flash drive that had been worked on by someone else. The first thing we noticed was that one of the pins on the NAND chip was missing. Luckily we're able to repair this…

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PNY High Performance Data Recovery

We're now able to recover data from PNY High Performance SDHC Class 10 SD Cards. They use 2Y-nm (eg: 20-24nm) NAND Flash chips which required us to construct a special 1.8v/3.3 voltage leveling adapter and implement manual reference voltage adjusting…

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Cracking Monolithic’s

I've seen a lot of unrecoverable Kingston monolithic flash drives lately. It appears to be due to a bad retention clip design on the DataTraveler G2 and G3 drives. The drives typically overheat or show up as a phantom drive…

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Repair Broken SanDisk Cruzer Connectors

SanDisk Cruzer flash drives are built to last. They’re very well constructed from their firmware to their circuit board. SanDisk flash drives use a durable circuit board design to withstand the rigors of normal wear and tear however this durability…

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We Can NOT recover Samsung MicroSD cards

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his may come as shock considering most data recovery companies brag about what they can recover (even if they really can’t). The market is flooded with these garbage Samsung MicroSD cards, they last three to six months and die. Why?…

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BGA-132 Adapter

We fabricated a BGA-132 adapter with support for 8CE's for our NAND Reader so we can recover media that use BGA-132 chips. Pretty Cool.

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Miscellaneous Ramblings

Some Miscellaneous thoughts/ramblings for the month of January for anyone that's interested. 1. Got some great thank you email’s this week. Jeremy, I can't thank you enough for saving Olivia from getting a F in this course. We really appreciate…

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