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October 13, 2017
Thumb drives removed from their casing for USB flash drive recovery Top: The 48-pin NAND flash memory chip mounted to the thumb drive’s PCB. Bottom: The controller chip mounted to the underside of the PCB

Flash Drive Repair Case Study: Bent USB Drive

November 22, 2016
USB recovery

USB Not Recognized?: USB Recovery Case Study

The client in this data recovery case study had a USB thumb drive that no longer did anything when they plugged it in. The thumb drive […]
November 15, 2016
USB drive repair

USB Drive Repair Case Study: Windows Error Code 43

This client’s SanDisk Cruzer USB flash drive had a problem. In Device Manager, Windows told the client it had encountered an unspecified error and had stopped […]
October 27, 2016
USB Device Not Recognized

USB Data Recovery Case Study: A Cautionary Tale

The client in this data recovery case had a failed USB flash drive on their hands. Whenever they plugged their Verbatim flash drive into their computer’s […]
April 5, 2016
usb flash device

False Capacity Flash Drives

A few weeks ago, a case came through Gillware’s doors related to a flash drive that was reading as 64GB in size, and yet would only save […]
February 9, 2016

Case Study: Kingston DataTraveler DTSE9 monolith not detected

Recovery Type: Monolithic USB flash drive Device Capacity: 8GB Device Manufacturer: Kingston Model Name: DataTraveler Model Number: DTSE9 Main Symptom: Unresponsive Type of Data: Photos and […]
May 26, 2015

How the Monolith Changed the USB Flash Drive Data Recovery Game