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USB Thumb Drive Repair and information restoration


Data Analyzers aka The USB Flash Drive Recovery & Compact Flash Recovery Experts are a leader in Data Recovery from Flash storage devices. Our Experienced Flash Recovery Engineers specialize in the recovery of NAND technology.

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									             USB Thumb Drive Repair and information restoration

As processing power of computers has increased exponentially with the advent of science
and technology, memory and processor speed has increased, and every part of the modern
computer has been streamlined. The only truly mechanical parts continued to lay in the
hard drive, which compared to all of the components in a personal computer, are quite
antiquated. The data bottleneck lies in the fact that disks needs to physically spin, and
although hard drives have constantly become faster and more spacious, there is no doubt
that new technology is required for upgrading the drives.

This new technology has arrived in two main forms - solid state drives and USB flash drives.
These forms of data storage are less reliant on physical movement of components and helps
in data reading and writing faster. The bottleneck has been overcome. Drives can be
smaller, faster, and more reliable. However, these new drives pose their own problems
when it comes to solid state drive recovery and USB Thumb drive repair.

                                                       Data Damage from Solid State Hard Drives

                                                       Solid state drives, although less susceptible
                                                       to damage from excessive heat or heavy
                                                       impact, are generally more prone to errors
                                                       resulting from power loss, static charge and
magnetic fields. Of course it is still also possible with these drives to delete files by
accidental human error, and due to their small size they tend to be used in smaller devices
in more precarious surroundings.

Solid state data recovery and flash media is generally more complicated and costly than
from a standard hard drive. One reason for this is because the technology involved in each
one is proprietary - every manufacturer makes their own in a different way. Recovering data
from    a   solid   state   drive   requires   intricate   technical   knowledge   of   the   particular

Most solid state and flash drives contain complicated controller technology which works to
maximize the life of a drive. With a solid state drive, each part of the drive can contain data
for tens of thousands of read and writes, but will ultimately fail. Most of these drives
recognize this will happen, and through the use of mirroring data in different places and
through the use of an error correction algorithm, the life of the drive is maximized for some
When something goes wrong, it is usually possible to draw a number of NAND flash dumps
from the drive, and by piecing a number of these data dumps together, a new single image
can be made, which can then be transferred to a new drive intact. This is generally not
possible with a standard hard drive.

Data Recovery Process

The recovery process of a solid state drive or a flash-based drive is therefore much more
likely to be software-based than when recovering data from the drive, than on standard
hard drives. With the correct use of software, recovering data is quite possible. Choosing a
data recovery company that specializes in solid state drives will allow you to pull the
maximum amount of data from your failing drive.

Flash memory, flash drive, pen drive, Thumb drive and memory drive are some of the
names used to refer to USB flash drive. It is a compact device that was developed to be a
secure and safe data transfer as well as data storage gadget. While this travel data storage
device may seem to be perfect, it is still possible that it might corrupt your data. Just like in
any other technology, a USB flash drive is also prone to technical problems that often lead
to the corruption or loss of data. Therefore when performing a USB Thumb drive repair,
assuming that its hardware is undamaged, doing a re-format can solve many of the USB

USB formatting is simple and easy. First, right click on the removable drive corresponding to
where the USB was inserted, and then click on the "format" option. Or try using the file
system drop down, where options "FAT and FAT32" are available. Choose the FAT option, it
will reveal format utilities, then click on the "Quick format" option then press on "start" to
initiate format operations. This way, all the data that the USB contains will be deleted, but
the errors will be gone. Usually, errors or malfunction occurs during file transfers or data
storage. For simple drive errors, scanning and re-formatting can work.

When formatting does not solve your USB problems, you can make use of an alternate
method. For more complicated USB problems, you will need to check the bios first to
determine the actual problem. Before doing that, it is advised that you backup all the files
from your hard drive to another hard drive, CD or DVD, and then turn off your computer.
Insert your problematic USB on the drive port and turn on the computer. When the system
bios are prompted, immediately press the F8 key. For some computers, it is the delete key
or F2 key that initiate bios checking and take note of the operators that are listed on the
screen. Using the cursor keys, navigate the bios and boot the CD drive first, save and then
exit. Insert your operating system restore disk, save and restart. Simply follow the cue that
initiates installation of your operating system. When the USB disk appears on the list of
which drive format comes, then your USB is in the clear.

Depending on the options, you must opt out the re-installation of the operating system at
this point. If it is still running, simply quit and leave the other drives alone. Try to reset the
computer to boot from the disk instead of the CD drive as before. If your USB flash drive is
already usable, it must now be detected in windows. If you fail to do this operating system
re-installation, then just continue following the installation instructions. However, never try
to install the operating system onto the USB disk drive.

Before going over your USB problems and trying out some troubleshooting tricks, have all
your files backed up first, this task is something that must not be taken lightly. Although
formatting seems easy, it is a lengthy process that needs to be done by somebody who fully
understands the application. If everything else fails, get hold of your USB's warranty so you
can get it fixed from customer support.

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