data recovery vlog - here is what we got today
- Published on May 31, 2016
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This vlog has a little bit of everything:
- Broken USB (eaten by the dog)
- Dead flash drive (Sandisk for off-the-chip)
- MicroSD card
- External drive
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I will try to do these as frequently as possible with a verity of different problems that we get on daily bases. In this specific episode I will demonstrate some of the challenges that I ran into, and my ways of dealing with those challenges. Overall it was a good turnout for this batch, as we were able to successfully restore 3 out of 4 tasks (if only we had the pinout for that MicroSD card). Maybe in near future we can obtain the schematic for this microSD card and finish it as well.
To repair the first flash drive I just used 4 pieces of wire and reattached the new connector to the device. It was very simple task, and all of the data was retrieved.
To recover data from the Sandisk flash drive, I had to:
1. Pull the chip off the board
2. Wick, clean and polish the connections
3. Read RAW data off the chip into a binary dump file
4. Recreate the structure and save the image
5. Scan the image with R-Studio for Windows available here: www.r-studio.com/downloads/SESPLJGKHD000/RStudio7.exe
6. Save data ;)
For microSD card I used 600 grit sandpaper, some water, 3M double-sided tape to hold the card in place, Meiji EMZ microscope, patience and caution. Trick to exposing the circuitry on the microSD cards for data recovery purposes is to really take it easy, and not burn through the wiring. Stay away from the edges as those tend to burn quick, and sometimes may contain connections to deeper layers of the card. I fold sandpaper to form a firm and thin sanding block, and don’t forget to wet sand.
External drive had some issues with firmware, so I’ve converted it to SATA from USB 3.0. That helped me to gain access to Service Area, were module 32 was cleaned and blocked to prevent the drive from getting “bricked” again during imaging procedure.
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