USB Data Recovery

What is a USB Drive?

Are you looking for USB data recovery services? USB drives are still quite popular, and millions worldwide own them. However, while thumb drives are robust, they are also subject to breakdowns, meaning you will need a professional USB thumb drive recovery service to retrieve the data. While backing up all your stored data is recommended, many people use thumb drives just for that purpose.

A USB or flash drive can be perfect if you’re looking for an excellent solution to your data storage needs. Contact the data recovery specialists at Niko Computers Data Recovery to learn more, purchase a thumb drive, or consult with us about flash drive data recovery.

Types of Flash Drives and USB Drives

Although the shape and size of thumb drives have varied only slightly since they went on the market, there are three basic types.

  • Standard TSOP-48: This older USB or flash drive style is still common.
  • Monolithic: All circuitry is integrated into the chip
  • Ball Grid Array (BGA): No legs on this chip

Depending on the corruption or physical damage, all three drives or chips can recover their data.

Signs of USB Drives Breaking Down

While many USB drives are the subject of accidents, from being dunked in water to bent or dented when dropped or struck, there are times when a breakdown is predictable. Here are a few signs you should look for that indicate your USB thumb drive may need data recovery.

  • Unknown Errors
  • Missing Data
  • The drive will not Boot Up
  • Unusual Noises
  • Unexpected Crashes
  • Accidental Deletions
  • Electrical Surges
  • Exposure to Water or Heat

When these signs occur, you should immediately take your thumb drive to a reputable professional data recovery service. While your drive may continue to function, if it’s showing any of these signs, it will likely break down soon. If you can, you may try to transfer the data from your USB drive to a computer or laptop before it crashes. Otherwise, it’s best to unplug it from your computer or device and take it to a recovery service.

How Niko Computers Data Recovery Can Help With USB Drive Crashes

Although USB drives can crash for several reasons, there are two main ways they can become compromised: not letting you retrieve the data yourself.

Failed Controller Chip: Most USB drives that crash do so because their controller chip is physically damaged or compromised, making it unresponsive. A data recovery team will remove the chip and place it inside a special reader to retrieve the data.

Broken Stem: This is physical damage to the stem due to an impact that will not allow it to connect to your laptop, computer, or device properly. We will repair it to retrieve the data. However, USB drive data recovery may be impossible if it is a damaged monolithic drive.

If you suspect your USB drive may be compromised, damaged, or ready to crash, your first move should be to take it to a reputable USB drive data recovery company. They can identify the issue and retrieve the data to save it.