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March 9, 2018
128 GB USB flash drive hot dog

More than Meets the Eye with USB Flash Drives

Our data recovery lab received an interesting case recently. On the surface, it looked like just an ordinary USB flash drive that had had its plug […]
July 13, 2017
EMMC Transplant

Forensics Case Files: Chip Off, Chip On, The Chipper!

“I begin by imagining The impossible And end by accomplishing The impossible.” ― Sri Chinmoy I love my work! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it […]
February 17, 2017
A shorted PCB under a microscope

Samsung 850 EVO Data Recovery Case Study: In Short Supply

Unlike hard disk drives, which can make a lot of noise when they kick the bucket, solid state drives live and die in near-complete silence. This […]
January 31, 2017
Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery

Seagate Laptop SSHD Recovery Case Study: Hard Drive Inaccessible

The client in this Seagate Laptop SSHD recovery case came to us with a hybrid SSHD that had died. The drive still spun up without making […]
January 31, 2017
The chip successfully removed from the HTC One logic board (again, circled in red)

Forensic Case Files: HTC One Mobile Chip-Off Forensics

“The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by current […]
December 28, 2016
Putting a USB thumb drive through a snowblower won't always have a happy ending

Forensic Case Files: A Thumb Drive’s Winter’s Tale

“April is the cruellest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire, stirring dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm, […]
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 […]
September 29, 2016
SanDisk SD card recovery

SanDisk SD Card Recovery Case Study: Deleted Photos

The client in this data recovery case came to us for our SanDisk SD card recovery services. They had accidentally deleted the contents of their camera’s […]
September 13, 2016

Intel SSD 8MB Bug Data Recovery Case Study: 320 Series

The Intel SSD 8MB bug began appearing in 2011, with Intel confirming the firmware bug’s “sightings” around August of that year. Since its first appearance, the […]