USB Memory Stick Common Flaws:
USB memory sticks are made up of a similar kind of flash memory chip that governs how a memory card works and with this in mind the two portable storage devices can suffer problems of the same kind. Generally the main issues reported to us regarding their USB memory sticks are damage caused by careless handling. This is not to say that our clients are careless; it is simply a case that some memory sticks can be damaged seemingly much more easily than others. Fate can play a hand and whereas you might drop a USB memory stick over and over to no known damage perhaps the eleventh or twelfth time you drop it might be the occasion where internal chips or capacitors are broken or dislodged from the NAND chip. This is where we come in. At www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk we can remove the internal flash chip and recover your data using specialist equipment and a wealth of knowledge at our fingertips.
USB Stick Physically Damaged:
The physical damage of a memory stick is one of the main reasons for it needing to be recovered by us here at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk We are able to reconstitute the data from a chip that has been exposed to the elements or has been damaged beyond seemingly all repair. Indeed we are posed with the problem of retrieving data from USB memory sticks that have had their USB 2.0/USB 3.0 adapters damaged as a result of the stick being continually removed from one USB port and put in another. When this happens and the adapter comes loose the small connector pins at the end of the flash chip inside become dislodged from the adapter and prevent the passing of data through the chip and into the host device.
USB Stick Electronic Damage:
The electronic components inside a USB memory stick are tiny to say the least and with it they are very delicate. Again brute force can take its toll on these ultra-small components and exposure to extreme heat or cold, hot or cold fluids such as water, coffee and the likes, and exposure to magnetic or electrical currents can damage the maze-like lines of solder that carry information back and forth along the chip. If you have submerged your USB stick or have damaged it near a strong magnetic or electrical current we can recover the data for you; contact us here at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk to find out more.
Files Deleted By Accident On A USB Stick:
We at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk are often charged with the task of recovering data that has been deleted or formatted over by mistake. It is one of the most common requests we receive and we are able to retrieve your data using specialist retrieval software in conjunction with a group of experts who have more than 15 years experience in this endeavour. The mistaken formatting of a USB stick or deleting its contents is something that can happen to anyone and as a result we find that we asked on an almost daily basis to help with this problem.
USB Stick Freezing Your Computer On Plug In:
If you have taken your USB stick and copied files to it from another location and then returned only to find that the insertion of your USB stick into a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port has caused the operating system to lock up then there is a problem with the stick; most likely an issue with the formatting of the USB stick that the operating system cannot cope with. When this happens the operating system sees the illegible format as potentially dangerous and tries to safeguard against it by shutting down. This does not mean that there is anything untoward about the data on your USB stick; it means that the format may have been corrupted on another machine or the USB stick’s onboard firmware has failed. Contact us here at www.guildforddatarecovery.co.uk and will help you recover your data