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SDCZ48-016GB Disconnects

Flash Drive Disconnects

Here we have a SanDisk Ultra USB 3.0 16GB  Flash Drive that connects briefly to the computer and then abruptly disconnects when trying to access files. The flash drive uses a SanDisk 20-82-00543 controller which is actually a re-badged Phison 2251 controller. When SanDisk first introduced USB 3.0 flash drives in 2013 and 2014 they re-badged Phison controllers on their 8, 16, 32 and 64GB drives before implementing their own USB 3.0 controller. This case had a bad passive component, likely from a power surge, that was causing a short to ground which damaged the controller. The NAND chip was undamaged and we were able to recover all the data.

Compatible Models
  • SDCZ48-008G
  • SDCZ48-016G
  • SDCZ48-032G
  • SDCZ48-064G
How can I fix this issue?

If you don’t know how to fix it yourself you can send the flash drive in for data recovery. We offer competitive pricing and FREE shipping anywhere within the United States. Simply fill out a work order and mail the drive in with the provided shipping label.