SECURE DIGITAL (SD)
Data Recovery Expert
We can recover data from most brands of Secure Digital (SD) and SDHC cards. Whether pictures have been accidentally deleted, formatted or the SD card is unrecognized by your camera or card reader. The majority of SD cards stop working because of a failed component inside the card. In most cases data recovery software will be unable to recover any data due to the physical failure of the SD or SDHC card itself. Our proprietary techniques allow us to extract your data directly from the NAND memory chip and thereby recover your data with a high success rate.
We have successfully recovered the pictures and photo sets for many professional and hobby photographers.
WHAT ACTUALLY IS A SD CARD AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
In 1999 SanDisk, Matsushita and Toshiba first agreed to develop the SD (Secure Digital) memory card. Currently three versions of SD cards exists and mainly differ in the amount of storage capacity. The Standard capacity card is usually just referred to as SD and has a maximum capacity of 4GB. The High Capacity card is referred to as SDHC and has a capacity range from 4GB to 32GB. The eXtended Capacity cards is referred to as SDXC and has a capacity range from 32GB to 2TB. SD cards are typically formatted as FAT16, SDHC cards as FAT32 and SDXC cards as exFAT. All SD cards essentially use the same NAND storage technology which has also been used in Compact Flash and USB Thumb drives. Recently however due to the small size factor of SD and MicroSD cards they are more frequently engineered as a monolithic chip. Which means a single chip now includes both NAND storage as well as controller functions.
At this time all the leading digital camera manufacturers use SD in their consumer product lines, including Canon, Casio, Fujifilm, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Ricoh, Samsung, and Sony.
Data Analyzers can successfully recover data from all Secure Digital (SD) and (SDHC) Cards including the following manufacturers and models: Adata, Amazon, Apacer , Centon, Dane-Elec, Duracell, Duracell, Fuji, HP, Kingston, Kingston SDHC, Kodak, Lexar, Lifetime, Maxell, Panasonic ,Patriot, Patriot SDHC, PNY, SanDisk, SanDisk SDHC, Sony, Topram, Transcend, Toshiba, Toshiba SDHC, as well as all MicroSD cards
Regardless of the type of SD card and the nature of its failure, we have successfully recovered thousands of Secure Digital cards for individual consumers, students, schools and businesses. Our team is proficient in electronic component level repair, micro soldering and algorithm analysis of how data is stored and organized on SD cards.
There are an ever increasing amount of controllers and configurations for SD cards, therefore we recommend for you to send in your device so that one of our recovery experts can immediately start with a free analysis. This will allow us to determine the exact type of failure, associated cost and the recoverability of your data.