Tag Archives: Sandisk
Single-drive attached storage options such as personal clouds, USB 3.0 and SATA enclosures are becoming increasingly popular among home users and in small offices. WD, Buffalo, Shuttle, Synology, Qnap and many other manufacturers offer a wide range of sealed and removable-disk, single and multiple-bay solutions. Not all of these are created equal. Some solutions are inherently more feature-reach than others, and some models are more reliable than the rest of the crowd. However, even the most reliable storage will eventually fail or need replacement. In this article, we’ll have a look at what one can do to preserve (or recover) information stored in these systems.
In Part I of this article, we discussed how microcontrollers are used in all SD cards to hide physical chip defects to create an illusion of contiguous, reliable storage. Today we’ll talk about how reliable (or unreliable) SD cards are when used for storing actual data, and what to do if you have a corrupted one.Continue reading
Today’s data recovery tools had come a long way compared to the simple “undelete” of two decades ago. Instead of relying solely on the file system, today’s data recovery tools implement extremely complex algorithms allowing them to successfully recover files from raw volumes. A “raw” volume means that some disk system structures such as the master boot record (MBR) or the file system are damaged, empty or missing entirely. This article describes algorithms that are used recover files from raw disks volumes.Continue reading
Looking for a quick, easy way to recover lost photos? Some moments are not meant to repeat, and can be only captured on a photo. Weddings, travel, vacations. Your baby’s first smile and first steps. Continue reading
Deleted a bunch of files from the hard disk or lost information after a memory card failure? Want your documents, compressed archives or digital pictures back? Looking for a tool to recover files from a repartitioned disk? Continue reading