USB Memory Sticks Breakdown:
USB Memory Sticks are made up of very delicate hardware and accompanying firmware in a portable case that allows you, the user, to save, review and access your data on the move. To this end the technology is very useful but can sadly have its drawbacks too. Commonly the reasons for USB stick failures are varied and among them are damage to connections between USB and computer port, the degradation of onboard components, and disruption to the flash memory as a result of extreme heat, cold or even magnets. As a result of some of these you may find you are unable to retrieve valuable data. If this is the case we here at www.birmingham-data-recovery.co.uk can help.
USB Memory Stick EEPROM Chip Problems:
A USB stick is an EEPROM chip onto which your data is saved. This is better known as Flash memory and can hold information of different formats. EEPROM chips are likely to suffer damage if they are mistreated and as a result they end up as unreadable. Problems occur if the resin holding the bonding wires in place becomes damaged. This renders the USB stick unable to be recognised by any computer. Using up to date sophisticated technology we at www.birmingham-data-recovery.co.uk can retrieve the data from USB sticks that would otherwise be considered beyond repair.
USB Memory Stick FAT Corruption:
In the same way a hard drive requires a File Allocation Table to function so too does a USB memory stick. This FAT tells the USB memory stick how to react when it is loaded to a particular operating system. If the FAT is corrupted then you will be unable to load data from or write data to the USB memory stick. This may occur for a number of reasons but most commonly occurs when a computer supporting the USB stick suffers a power surge and fails to properly complete the read/write operation. We at www.birmingham-data-recovery.co.uk have 15-years of experience dealing with problems created by the corruption of FAT systems on USB memory sticks.
Accidental Formatting or Deletion of USB Stick:
Deleting or formatting a USB memory stick renders the data unreadable to the user but not us here at www.birmingham-data-recovery.co.uk. With our experts’ combined knowledge and experience of USB formatting, alongside up to the minute recovery techniques, there is a 99.9% probability of recovering your missing data. This is on the proviso you have not reformatted the USB memory stick after your initial format or written new information to it.
USB Memory Stick Invisible To Windows Or Mac OS:
Have you plugged your USB memory stick into your computer or Mac only to find it will not recognise it? If you have then there is a problem with the device’s integrity. It may be as simple as a bad connector inside the USB port or something more such as a bad memory chip or degraded oxide layer. You may also find that inserting your USB Stick into your computer’s USB port will bring your computer to a crashing halt, cause it to stall or even freeze and require a reboot. If so then there is definitely a problem and it is best not to continue trying and use it. Contact us at www.birmingham-data-recovery.co.uk and we will advise on the best course of action if you need to recover the information contained on the USB stick.