• Broken Flash Drive Data Recovery

    by Aug 22, 2019

    There are all kinds of ways to accidentally break a USB drive – accidents happen, and these little devices can be fragile. When they take a bad hit, the most common damage is just a detached USB connector, and if you’re going to experience a broken flash drive, that’s the way you want it to […]

  • Mac SSD Recovery – Samsung MX-JPU256T/0A6

    by May 19, 2019

    Today I want to share a story about a Macbook that was run over by a car and the internal storage was damaged. Luckily, there was only damage to some surface mount components and the entire SSD device was not destroyed. If you are familiar with Macbook internal solid state drives, you probably know that […]

  • Broken, Cracked 128 GB Lexar Flash Drive Recovery

    by Apr 07, 2019

    Lexar, along with SanDisk and PNY, is one of the more common brands of USB flash drive we see in the data recovery lab. While many flash drives that we recover suffer from either a broken connector or a bad component (which can range from a simple blown resistor to a failing NAND), we’ve known […]

  • Seagate Data Recovery – Rosewood

    by Mar 31, 2019

    One of the most popular hard disk drive families today is the Seagate Mobile series, often referred to by data recovery engineers as the Rosewood family. Over the past two years, we have seen Seagate Rosewood mobile drives become one of the most popular disk drives in the market, and in our hard drive recovery […]

  • Seagate Data Recovery – Grenada

    by Mar 27, 2019

    Seagate hard drives are one of the most popular OEM devices today, so it’s no surprise that we see them almost every day in our data recovery lab. They are one of the most affordable brands for retail drives too, which adds to the number of Seagate data recovery cases we see each year. Over […]

  • PNY 120GB Sandforce Recovery

    by Dec 19, 2018

    Sandforce based SSD devices are notorious for failure and for being difficult, if not impossible, to recover. One type of Sandforce based SSD device failure is rumored to only be recoverable by a few data recovery labs across the globe, and at great expense. At Blizzard, we have discovered that some Sandforce based SSD drives […]

  • Media Damage WD30EZRX-00MMMB0

    by Dec 16, 2018

    For today’s case we have a 3TB Western Digital model WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 with four platters and eight heads. It’s not uncommon to get portable hard disk drives that have been dropped or suffered some type of impact. In this case we have a full size hard drive that has suffered some type of impact and left […]

  • PNY 16GB SD Camera Card Recovery

    by Nov 29, 2018

    In this case, we received a 16GB PNY SD-HC camera card for photo recovery. The owner was not aware of any damage and thought the device had just stopped working. Unfortunately, there were still about 1,900 hi-res photos on the card that had not been copied yet. To start this case, we removed the plastic […]

  • Opened Seagate Hard Drive – ST3000DM001

    by Nov 21, 2018

    This week’s data recovery case of note is a 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001. This model Seagate is notorious for failure so it really didn’t need an extra push over the cliff, but it got one. When we received this customer’s drive it had good padding, but the top cover was not on the HDD, it was […]

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