PHOTO / FLASH DATA RECOVERY
Data recovery for Photo / Flash is specialised data recovery. Data Recovery Pro can recover data from all types of Flash and SD devices.
Our team of specialists are capable of recovering most or all data from a corrupted flash or thumb drive, ranging from digital photos to important documents. We strongly urge you to contact a specialist before attempting any recovery of data from a flash drive on your own, as any faulty attempt to incorrectly restore the data can result in further data loss. Instead of risking your data, contact one of our experts.
Flash-based drives are very durable. Due to solid state storage studies have shown that they can retain part or all of their data after being shot out of a cannon, run over by a car, or baked at 400 degrees. Although it's likely that your data has not seen this kind of punishment, we are confident in recovering data from all kinds of accidents, from the mundane, like spilled coffee, to the extreme, like melted or burned casing. As always, the quality of the recovery will depend on the amount of usable data remains on the drive, but never assume that the data is gone even if the physical media has been destroyed.
Data recovery is the process of salvaging data from damaged, failed, corrupted, or inaccessible storage media when it cannot be accessed normally. Often the data is being salvaged from storage media such as LAPTOPS, internal or external hard disk drives, solid-state drives (SSD), USB flash drive, storage tapes, CDs, DVDs, RAID, and other electronics. Recovery may be required due to physical damage to the storage device or logical damage to the file system that prevents it from being mounted by the host operating system.
The most common "data recovery" scenario involves an operating system (OS) failure (typically on a single-disk, single-partition, single-OS system), in which case the goal is simply to copy all wanted files to another disk. This can be easily accomplished with a Live CD, most of which provide a means to mount the system drive and backup disks or removable media, and to move the files from the system disk to the backup media with a file manager or optical disc authoring software. Such cases can often be mitigated by disk partitioning and consistently storing valuable data files (or copies of them) on a different partition from the replaceable OS system files.
Another scenario involves a disk-level failure, such as a compromised file system or disk partition, or a hard disk failure. In any of these cases, the data cannot be easily read. Depending on the situation, solutions involve repairing the file system, partition table or master boot record, or hard disk recovery techniques ranging from software-based recovery of corrupted data to hardware replacement on a physically damaged disk. If hard disk recovery is necessary, the disk itself has typically failed permanently, and the focus is rather on a one-time recovery, salvaging whatever data can be read.
In a third scenario, files have been "deleted" from a storage medium. Typically, the contents of deleted files are not removed immediately from the drive; instead, references to them in the directory structure are removed, and the space they occupy is made available for later overwriting. In the meantime, the original file contents remain, often in a number of disconnected fragments, and may be recoverable.
The term "data recovery" is also used in the context of forensic applications or espionage, where data which has been encrypted or hidden, rather than damaged, is recovered.