Severely damaged NAND chip
Data Analyzers received a heavily damaged USB drive this week in our lab. Our client hit the USB drive with their leg while it was plugged to their computer. This is actually a common occurrence with USB drives, since they protrude out when plugged in. Normally, this type of accident only damages th
A few months ago we received a Samsung MZRPC256HMCDSSD 256GB SSD from one of our recovery partners that had been physically damaged by their client. Their client tried removing the drive from their laptop themselves while in the process damaging the LIF (Low Insertion Force) connector. The entire co
Opened WD Passport Pro
One thing is noticeable about Western Digital's My Passport Pro - "portable raid" hard drive, its size and weight. The 2TB version we received to retrieve data from has a pair of 2.5-inch 5400-rpm drives, pre-configured in a RAID 0 for the greatest capacity and speed. It's portable, but nowhere as p
For over 60 years, the hard disk drive (HDD) has played an important role in the modern era of digital technology. Storage capacity of the HDD has grown from a mere 5 MB in 1956 on fifty 24-inch disks to more than 10 TB (Tera Bytes) stored on three 5 1/2-inch diameter disks. During this relatively s
The key to dealing with data loss is to be prepared and know what to do when something does occur. The marvels of modern technology, undoubtedly, bring convenience and ease to our lives. But, no technology is completely fool-proof. When it comes to dealing with potential downfalls, knowledge is powe
Is it possible to recover data from Fire-Damaged Hard Drives? The recovery of data from fire-damaged hard drives is often difficult, but not impossible. There are a multitude of variables that can affect the outcome of the data retrieval attempt. Some of these variables include if the hard drive or
We have produced a Whitepaper covering Solid State Drives, why they fail, how they fail and what some of the recovery options are.  Generally speaking Solid State Drives are more robust than traditional hard drives. However, robustness does not always equal reliability. Bianca Schroeder f
On a Wednesday afternoon Desiree called our office. She was a new client and after Joannie answered the phone saying: “Data Analyzers, good afternoon, how may I help you?” there was a quick responding “Hello?” followed by a long pause. Desiree was in tears. Joannie could barely understand wh
ORLANDO, Florida, July 1, 2014 As Data Analyzers ( ) has been expanding its data recovery and computer forensics capability, the organization has continued to grow into a national leader in the data recovery industry. Data Analyzers has been selected from a large pool of
Ever wondered what actually reads your pictures, movies and documents from your hard drive?Well… many people falsely believe that data on a computer is actually stored in 1’s and 0’s, as it is often thought. But if your data is stored on a hard drive, which is usually the case (excluding S
Orlando Florida Dec. 15th 2008NIST tests Mobile Forensic Tools The NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) has tested four mobile forensic applications. The only software application that passed all tests has been Paraben Device Seizure 2.1Micro Systemation .XRY 3.6 Guidance
Based in Orlando, Florida Data Analyzers announces the launch of its data recovery partner program and encourages pc retail and repair stores, IT consulting and service firms located in central Florida to sign up for it’s lucrative partner program. Partnering with Data Analyzers has many benefits