Samsung BAR Plus USB Flash Drive is Not Recognized

In this particular case, we will discuss the scenario where a Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drive was not recognized by a client who is a researcher. Let’s take a closer look at the details of this case and how it was diagnosed and resolved.

The Researcher's Flash Drive is Not Recognized

The client, being a researcher at one of the most prestigious universities in the US, heavily relies on data storage devices to store and transfer important research data. The Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drive was his go-to device due to its fast transfer speeds and large storage capacity. However, during an important presentation, the flash drive suddenly stopped working and was not recognized by any computer or device.

He neither dropped nor damaged the flash drive in any other way. He also tried plugging it into different ports and devices but to no avail. Fearing the loss of valuable research data, he immediately had to find a solution. Otherwise, it would have a significant impact on his research work and career.

After a quick search on the internet, he realized that this was a common issue with USB flash drives and could be caused by various factors such as physical damage, corrupted files, or malfunctioning software.

Trying to recover the data by himself through online tutorials and software could only damage the drive further and lead to permanent data loss. As a researcher, he knew that this was not an option.

Samsung Bar Flash Drive Recovery

The client then contacted our professional data recovery service for evaluation of the flash drive. Upon receiving the call, our team immediately advised him to stop using the flash drive and not attempt any DIY solutions. We assured him that we have dealt with similar cases before and have a high success rate in recovering data from USB flash drives.

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Evaluation of Not Recognized Samsung Flash Drive

After receiving the flash drive, our team of experts performed an initial evaluation and found that the chip inside was damaged for unknown reasons. This caused the flash drive not to be recognized by any device. We informed the client that this was a common issue with USB flash drives and could only be fixed through a chip-off recovery process.

We provided the client with a detailed price quote for the chip-off recovery process and explained that he would need to open the flash drive and remove the damaged chip to retrieve the data. The client, understanding the importance of his research data, immediately gave us approval to proceed with the recovery process.

Recovery Process of Not Recognized Flash Drive

In chip-off recovery, our experts carefully remove the damaged chip from the flash drive and extract the data using special equipment and techniques. 

We have done it many times before and have a high success rate in recovering data from damaged flash drives. Once the damaged chip was removed, our team used advanced tools to read the memory directly from the chip.

Samsung Bar Flash Drive Recovery

This process involves precise and careful handling to ensure no further damage occurs to the data stored within. Our experts utilized specialized software to access, read, and eventually rebuild the file structure.

The final step involved transferring the recovered data to a new, secure storage unit provided by our team.

Secure Data Shipping with Encrypted Storage Unit

After the recovery process was completed, we had a remote customer file verification session with the client to make sure that all his important research data was successfully recovered. He was relieved and satisfied to see all his files intact and accessible.

To ensure the utmost security and confidentiality of the recovered data, we shipped it back to the client using an encrypted storage unit. We assured him that his privacy and sensitive research data were our top priority.


In this case, the client’s Samsung BAR Plus USB flash drive was not recognized due to a damaged chip. Our team of experts successfully performed a chip-off recovery process for a Samsung flash drive and recovered all his important research data. The client was happy with our professional service and secure handling of his data.

As researchers ourselves, we understand the importance of reliable data storage and are dedicated to providing effective data recovery solutions for all types of storage devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Several reasons can lead to a flash drive not being recognized, including a faulty USB port, driver issues, physical damage to the drive, or even a corrupted file system on the drive itself.

Common signs include no response when you plug in the drive, error messages like “USB device not recognized,” or the drive not appearing in File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (macOS).

Yes, physical damage, such as a bent or broken USB connector or a damaged circuit board, can prevent a flash drive from being recognized.

Start by trying the flash drive on a different computer or USB port to rule out port or system issues. If it’s still not recognized, check for driver updates, use disk management tools (like Disk Management on Windows or Disk Utility on macOS), and attempt data recovery using professional software if needed.

Yes, data recovery is often possible on a flash drive that’s not recognized. Specialized data recovery software can help retrieve data even from damaged or unrecognized flash drives. Seek professional data recovery services if software solutions don’t work.