USB Flash Drive and Compact Flash Card Recovery
A compact flash card, or simply a CF card, is a popular flash digital memory card. It is
widely used by digital cameras due to its relatively large storage space, low-cost per MB and
fast speed. Thus, it is very common among hobby photographers. Apart from cameras, it is
also used in a variety of other portable electronic devices such as camcorders, music players
and game devices to store multimedia files such as photos, audio and video files.
Sometimes, however, you can delete the photos accidentally or press the reformat button
on your digital camera. Still, you may lose your valuable pictures through physical damage
of the CF Card or turning off on reading/writing. Fortunately, they are still recoverable.
Formatting and accidental deletion do not completely erase the data. The data is still there
and be recovered.
However, you should involve less operation on the CF to increase the chances of recovery.
Taking more pictures on the same card, for instance, will cause overwriting and overwritten
pictures are unrecoverable. It is, therefore, recommended to take your card to a data
recovery expert as soon as possible. Usually, it takes an expert at least 10 minutes to
conduct a successful compact flash card recovery. In some cases, however, it may take up
to a few days depending on the nature of the damage.
On their part, USB flash drives—though
have a less storage capacity than a hard
drive—are considered easy-to-use and they
last longer since they do not contain any
internal moving parts. In addition, they are
small in size thus easily carried in a pocket.
You can also plug them into any computer
with a USB port. But just like compact flash card, they are prone to damage and data loss.
Power surges, virus attack, accidental deletion are some of the possible causes of data loss.
In addition, removing the device from the computer in an improper way may cause damage.
In some cases, still, the file system of the device may display as raw and windows may ask
you to format the flash drive. But before you lose your sanity for losing your data, try data
recovery software to get your files back. Nevertheless, the software may not achieve a full
USB flash drive recovery and you may need to visit an expert in data recovery.
Always use reputable software to retrieve your data because not all so-called data recovery
software programs are worth your time. In fact, some can physically damage the controller
unit on your device and this may prevent a future USB flash drive recovery. In any case,
there is no need to take a risk if your data is very important. Simply find a data recovery
professional to help you.
When looking for a data recovery expert, go for the one who can offer a secure, fast and
affordable USB flash drive or compact flash card recovery service. Send them your
broken, damaged or otherwise malfunctioning flash memory card and they will get your