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Sandisk Cruzer Edge 32 Gig Flashdrive Bent

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by vaberella, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. vaberella

    vaberella Thread Starter

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    Brand new Flashdrive no longer working because of physical damage and yet I was told by a company they could retrieve the super important files for me for $375.

    Here is a pic of the disk.

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    So I put into the computer USB port and it was working fine. I accidentally kneed it and the red back of the flashdrive cracked off but the green part stayed intact except that I do notice these sort of whitish cracks in the green part at the bottom of the chip. Does anyone...know how I can retrieve the data off this? Or even if it's possible. Although this company did assure me it's possible and they are pushed by Sandisk company.
     
  2. valis

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    heyya vaberella, I've edited your post for vulgarity.......please remember this is a family-oriented site. :)

    thanks,

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  3. vaberella

    vaberella Thread Starter

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    Thanks and sorry Valis...anyway you can help me out with the problem.
     
  4. EvilAzza

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    So it doesn't come up in windows in any way shape or form? Tried seeing if having it plugged in and running a data recovery software works at all?
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    The actual circuit board is damaged. I'm not sure how a company would recover data from that, but there may be some magic I'm not aware of. Whatever it is, I doubt there's a home-grown method to do it. It's beyond software recovery though. That's significant hardware damage.

    I take it you didn't keep backups of your important data?
     
  6. Triple6

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    It can be possible for a company that specializes in such recovery to read the actual NAND chip or transplant the chip onto a new identical USB drive to access it.

    If you are storing the only copy of important data on a flash drive you are massively risking data loss, you should never have only one copy of data especially on such unreliable and easily lost device such as flash drive.
     
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