USB Data Recovery Maidenhead
Stability Issues Surrounding Your USB Memory Stick:
The USB memory stick – just like the memory card – has made the way in which we store and transport data a lot easier and a lot more compact over the years. Nowadays USB memory sticks have become the staple when it comes to transporting larger files from place to place without the need to send emails with large file attachments or sending CDs or DVDs through the post. In addition to this many companies now use USB memory sticks as a way of promoting their services and also supplying their customers with catalogues and company information that would normally cost a considerable amount to print. The memory stick which again like its memory card counterpart is small in size, contains delicate and highly complex components that allow for the storage of large volumes of data. Containing a small microprocessor as well as small volumes of RAM and ROM, the USB stick also has a semiconductor onboard as well as NAND flash memory that features a variety of erasable memory blocks and a crystal oscillator. All of this sounds very sophisticated and indeed it is but to the ordinary user these components are often not even considered when they are concerned with the saving and retrieval of their data. And because of the size of a USB stick and its ability to be transported from place to place it can be prone to damage on a physical as well as software level.
USB Stick Damage Caused by Human Error:
Whilst every USB stick owner endeavours to ensure the safety of their device accidents do happen and to this end there is no telling when your USB stick may ended up being physically damaged. Dropping the stick may break some of the many lines of solder within the chip or may cause the microprocessor to come lose from its moorings. If you have dropped your memory stick and it has failed to work upon inserting it into a USB port then you may well have damaged the internal components. This however is not the end of the USB stick as we at www.maidenheaddatarecovery.co.uk can remove it from its housing and use out own in-house equipment and software to recover the data.
USB Stick Onboard Circuit Failure:
The circuits within a USB memory stick are very delicate and are not only easily damaged on a physical level they are also easily damaged if introduced to large amounts of electricity. This can happen if the memory stick has been left in the USB port of a computer that has suffered a surge of electricity and has not been plugged into a power surge protection unit. Given that a great number of the components in the memory stick are made from tiny capacitors a sudden burst of electrical current can render them useless and leave the chips themselves inaccessible.
Accidental Formatting or Deletion of USB Stick:
Most USB sticks come with a built-in write protect switch that prevents the deletion of the data stored on it. However this write protect switch can be overridden by the user and if they inadvertently hit the wrong button or enter a format command then the data on the stick can be lost. Some websites offer the opportunity for the common user to purchase their own recovery software but there are no guarantees that the software will function and indeed if the data is recovered it may still be corrupt as hidden files and system files are not always recovered during this process. Some hidden files are necessary in the reconstitution of deleted data and to this end we at www.maidenheaddatarecovery.co.uk can help as we are experienced in every kind of recovery practice and use the most up-to-date recovery software available.
Operating System Inconsistencies When Reading Your USB Stick Data:
Inside your memory stick is two 10-pin connectors that are connected to a USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 adapter. This adapter is then used as the interface between the stick and the USB port on your computer or host device. The USB port on your computer has its own firmware which receives and translates instructions from the operating system and allows for the transmission of information to and from the stick. Occasions can arise however when the operating system and the firmware controlling the USB port conflict with each other thus leaving you unable to read the data from your USB stick. During this process separate information can be overwritten to the ROM chip in the stick making it unusable in any other USB port. We here at www.maidenheaddatarecovery.co.uk can overcome this problem by using our own NAND flash memory readers and can retrieve your data. Ask us for help with this if your USB memory stick has become unusable in conjunction with your operating system of choice.