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Database of Developed Monolithic Pinouts

We routinely develop pinouts and work on monolithic pinouts for our clients and other data recovery labs. Over the years we’ve developed specialized tools and techniques to work on monolithic chips that other data recovery labs don’t have. Typically, we can even develop pinouts without a donor device.

Monolithic media are devices that have all the components (eg: controller, passive components, and flash memory chip) integrated into a single chip. On traditional media the flash memory chip can be removed and read directly however on newer media this isn’t the case. On monolithic media we must attach wires directly to the flash memory chip within the monolithic device. The location of these wires are different from device to device and must be manually identified. Once we’re able to tap into the flash memory chip there are often other challenges that must be addressed such as voltage shifts, error correction, and manual reassembly of the raw data.

Due to the complexity of monolithic devices they must be quoted and require extra time to recover.

Here is a short list of flash memory chips that we’ve developed solutions for:

Monolithic SD Cards

Model: SD001
Crystals: 4
Size: 64GB
ID: 98 3a 98 b3
Controller: Unknown
Notes:
Variation of 2×22 Grid – LDPC
TVHKA91046A01

Mode: SD002
Crystals: 4
ID: ec 1c 98 3f
Size: 128GB
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:
Lexar 1667x

Model: SD003
Crystals: 4
ID: ec 1c 98 3f
Size: 128GB
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:
Lexar 1667x
CE0 & CE1 are buried

Model: SD004
Crystals: 8
ID: 2c 84 64 3c
Size: 128GB
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:
Two Buses

MicoSD Cards

Model: MicroSD001
Crystals: 1
ID: 2c 48 04 46
Size: 2GB
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:

Model: MicroSD002
Crystals: 1
ID:
Size: 32GB
Controller:
Notes:

Model: MicroSD003
Crystals: 1
ID: 45 3e aa a2
Size: 64GB
Controller: SanDisk
Notes:
Block Number / Raw Recovery / Good Results

Monolithic Flash Drives

Model: UFD001
Crystals: 8
ID:
Size: 64GB
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:
PNY – 8 CE’s, must pull all high/low and use read retry

Model: UFD002
Crystals: 1
ID:
Size:
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes:

Model: UFD003
Crystals: 4
ID:
Size:
Controller: Silicon Motion
Notes: