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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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Call for Fundraiser Donors.

As some of you may know I’m a rock climbing fanatic. My mentor and friend Nate McKenzie of Ascent Climbing is having a fund raiser to send at least two people to Paradox Ice - North Conway. Paradox Sports enables…

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Another Outstanding Testimonial

Thank you so much for recovering our daughter's data. The flashdrive held her portfolio of work, which she needed for grad school apps & job searches. Your service was truly a life saver. Gratefully, Theresa Kane (Frank's wife)

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AU6987HL Page Updates

For whatever reason transactional update blocks are ignored by Alcor Micro assemblers. These updates hold the last modifications written to the device that weren’t committed to a full block. Controllers use these blocks in their wear leveling/garbage collection routines to…

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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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