Flash memory is found in many different devices that we all use every day. The issues surrounding the recovery from these devices increases in difficultly as manufacturers make their Flash Memory cheaper, faster and with bigger capacities. USB flash drives are a particularly convenient alternative to external hard drives, and most digital cameras rely on some type of flash memory card.

Astute Tech Solutions Services specializes in flash media repair and flash data recovery. Our facilities have specialized utilities and hardware that allow our engineers to work safely with all types of flash devices

What to Do When Flash Media Fails

Flash media devices can resist impact damage much better than most digital storage devices, but they can take on physical damage when mishandled in extreme cases. Flash media is also susceptible to logical damage such as data corruption and accidental formatting.

Some flash devices can suffer from memory wear, which occurs when users write excessive amounts of data over long periods of time. Eventually, the flash chip loses its ability to store data, and files may appear corrupt or unreadable. This failure scenario is particularly common with older memory cards.

Common data loss scenarios for flash devices include:

  • Broken USB Connection
  • Snapped or Overheated Electronics
  • Memory Wear from Excessive Use
  • Accidental Deletion or Formatting
  • Virus Damage
  • File Corruption
  • Missing or Damaged Files

To keep your files safe, disconnect your flash media or digital memory card or any other digital device as soon as you notice signs of data loss. Do not attempt to read or repair your media under any circumstances.

It is so important that you contact us so we can help diagnose the best and cheapest way forward. If you try to recover the data yourself you may cause further damage depending on the issue, which is why it is important you contact us as early as possible. We provide outstanding customer support and continually update you as to the current status of your recovery.