USB flash Sony 512MB Elite Micro Vault (USB 2 Data Recovery Information
These are some real problems experienced by Sony 512MB Elite Micro Vault (USB 2 and USB flash devices in general.
Flash memory devices are very vulnerable to all sorts of environmental influence. For example, without a cap your drive could be vulnerable to static discharge. Water, humidity, dust, extreme temperatures could also be fatal. Usual symptoms of failing drives are: USB flash disk drive does not work as expected, it is no longer seen connected under Windows XP/Vista, Mac or BIOS, it doesn't show up in Device manager and Found new hardware wizard doesn't pop up or it can't find standard USB mass storage device driver. Also after inserting faulty USB stick you could get "Usb device not recognized" message in Windows.
Also Windows could give an error saying that USB Device has malfunctioned and therefore cannot recognize the device. Sometimes the device itself might be seen but no partitions or volumes could be found. Or partition might be present but user gets an error when trying to access this volume. File system might also be recognized as "unknown", "raw" and be 0 bytes in size. You might get "The file system structure on the disk is corrupt and unusable. Please run the chkdsk utility" warning in Event viewer..
In case the drive was reformatted or some files were deleted we could also help. Our engineers use special hardware that is capable of reading raw NAND flash chips and reconstructing the original file system on the drive.
Data recovery for such drives usually requires unsoldering internal NAND chip, cloning it using special flash reader device and using specialized software and algorithms to decipher image contents. It's quite a time-consuming process and requires a lot of patience and knowledge..
If you experience any of the symptoms described above with your USB flash Sony 512MB Elite Micro Vault (USB 2 please feel free to contact us to get upfront quote on data recovery from your failed drive.
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