Flash drives are one of the most comfortable and portable data storage devices. This is why, over the last decade, most of the people started using them in their daily lives.
A flash drive consists of the NAND chip storage, controller, and a plug (connector). Flash drive receives data from a plug, transfers through the controller, and collects it in the NAND chip storage.
Unlike hard drives, USB flash drives do not have any moving parts. Thus, flash drives have been less prone to data failure than other data storage systems.
Also, USB drives are widely used to quickly transfer and save files. These memory cards read and write new data very fast. However, all data storage systems experience wear and tear over time or can fail for other reasons we will mention below.
But what should you do if you experienced data loss on your USB flash drive? Luckily, in the 21st century, we can enjoy different options to recover deleted files effectively. Our company offers one of these data recovery methods and repairs all devices safely and securely.
USB Flash Drive Failure Reasons
If you open “This PC” on your computer or laptop and you do not see your flash drive, then it has been damaged. A flash drive can fail for different reasons, but all of them are spread between 2 main categories.
The flashcard can get damaged physically or logically. If your file system is corrupted, it means you faced logical flash drive damage. Another situation is when you accidentally damage the flash drive or spill a glass of water on it. In this case, it means you experienced physical flash drive damage.
Physical damage occurs when you accidentally drop or somehow hit the flash drive. Actually, this kind of failure happens not only with flash drives but also with hard disk drives (HDD) and solid-state drives (SSDs). Unfortunately, no one can be insured from it.
Physical damage causes
- Damage causing scratching to the disk platters
- Drops or accidental breakage
- Water damage
- Fire and smoke damage
When logical damage occurs, a user is never aware of it. People can only detect the issue when there is an error occurring. Usually, these kinds of errors occur when you are trying to load the drive and access the files or save something new.
Logical damage causes:
- File Corruption due to Virus or malware damage
- Power loss
- Accidental Deletion
- OS and programs crash
- Degradation (it doesn’t depend on its age, it depends on the number of writing cycles)
- Poor contact between the flash drive and the computer/laptop
- Incorrect disconnection
If your file system is corrupted, it means you faced logical flash drive damage.
Process of Flash Drive Recovery
PITS Global Data Recovery Services can recover lost or permanently deleted files from USB drives experiencing any data loss scenario listed above. We maintain a 99% success rate for all file recovery cases and can assure you that your data will be safe with us.
We value our customers’ loyalty and, thus, would like to share the process of USB flash recovery with you.
Sometimes people trust their important files to online data recovery tools, but it is not reliable. Firstly, it usually fails and can lose all your essential files. After one failed attempt, the recovery process becomes much more complicated, or the data can become inaccessible. In addition, your personal or business files might go all over the Internet, and you will not be able to prevent it.
We offer secure and cost-effective data repair for all data storage systems.
Receiving your dead flash drive to our lab with a special certified cleanroom, we review its condition under a microscope to realize where the problem has occurred. This way, we can ensure if there are any burnt particles or chips. If not, the problem can occur from a failed controller located in your failed USB flash drive. Our engineers safely detach it from the core of the drive and conduct a chip-off recovery.
Another case example is when a customer tries to attempt recovery on his own. If you have that kind of idea in mind, you might end up with lost, unrecoverable data.
If your flash drive experienced logical damage, you should not try to write new data on it. Formatting, delete or interacting with your damaged files somehow will cause even more damage to your lost files.
Experiencing physical damage with your USB drive, you might have damaged the board, NAND chip storage, or the connector of the drive. Also, you could have experienced electrical damage.
If so, you should not connect this damaged flash drive to any USB port. This way, you can short-circuit the system and burn the chip storage of a drive.
What to Do If Flash Drive Isn’t Working
Trusting important data to somebody else is a tough and stressful decision to make. Thus, it is best to choose a reliable and proven data recovery service. Also, please do not take any actions without the data recovery specialist’s consultation.
Our qualified and trained engineers can recover data from USB flash drives, CF cards and any other type of memory card.
Being an ISO-certified and experienced data recovery company, we can help you sort things out and fix your flash drive successfully. 100% of our customers leave our service satisfied with the quality, pricing policy, and professional approach.
If you have any further questions regarding flash drive recovery, feel free to contact our customer service team anytime. we are available 24/7. Contact us at (888) 611 0737 or fill in the request form to speak directly to data recovery specialist.