How We Recovered Data from a Corrupted SanDisk SD Card
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SanDisk SD cards are very popular among photographers and videographers for their reliability and high performance. Despite their excellent build quality, corruption can still occur due to improper handling, file system errors, or physical damage. When these issues arise, it is best to consult professional data recovery services. Here, we’ll look at how our engineers helped a client recover important data from a corrupted SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card.

What Causes SD Cards to Become Corrupted?

Before delving into the recovery process, it is important to understand why SD cards become corrupted in the first place. Our recent customer, a professional photographer, experienced SD card corruption while on an important assignment. Using a SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card, she suddenly found herself unable to access any of her pictures and videos.

Initially, the photographer used data recovery software to retrieve the files. The software recovered around 30 video files, but the quality could have been better. The pictures were blurry and lacked clarity, making them unusable for her professional needs. She reached out to our data recovery services to retrieve the files. We provided a free shipping label, ensuring a hassle-free process to send the device to our specialised lab in London, where our expert technicians will carefully examine and repair it.

Initial Assessment of SanDisk SD card

Once the card arrived at our specialised lab in London, our engineers began evaluating it to determine the root cause of the corruption. They diagnosed that the card had suffered from physical harm, causing data corruption.

They found damaged sectors on the card, making it impossible for any device to read or retrieve data from it. This meant that standard data recovery methods would not work, and specialised techniques were required.

After evaluating the corrupted SD card, our engineers prepared a detailed quotation for data recovery. The quotation explained the damage, the recovery techniques needed, and the estimated time to retrieve the client’s pictures and videos.

How to Recover Data from a Corrupted SanDisk SD Card

Once approved, our technicians began the recovery process, using advanced methods and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure the best chance of success.

The Recovery Process of a Corrupted SD Card

We began our data recovery process by examining the corrupted SanDisk 256GB Extreme PRO SDXC UHS-I Card. First, we created a sector-by-sector clone of the card to avoid further data loss. This clone allowed us to extract data without risking additional damage to the original card. Using advanced SD card recovery tools, our technicians scanned the clone to find readable sectors. They isolated damaged sectors and carefully reconstructed fragmented data.

After extracting the data, our team verified the integrity and quality of the recovered files. For the photographer’s high-resolution pictures and videos, we used advanced imaging tools to restore their original clarity and resolution.

Successful Recovery and Data Transfer

After hours of meticulous work and advanced techniques, our engineers successfully retrieved all of the client’s important data from the corrupted 256 GB SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card.

Following the recovery process, our engineers arrange a remote file verification session with the client to confirm the integrity of her files before proceeding with the data transfer. Once the client confirms all her files are recovered and usable, we transfer them to a new SD card and ship them back to her.

Importance of Professional Help for Data Recovery

In this instance, our client initially used data recovery software to retrieve her files, but it proved ineffective. This underscores the significance of seeking professional help when dealing with corrupted SD cards. Our expert technicians possess the knowledge and advanced tools needed to handle physical damage and complex data corruption scenarios. With their specialised skills, they can maximise the chances of a successful recovery and deliver usable data to our clients.

Ultimately, our client was thrilled to receive her recovered pictures and videos in their original quality. She expressed her gratitude for our timely and professional service, which saved her from losing hours of hard work and valuable data.

Final Thoughts

SD card corruption is a common problem that can happen to anyone, especially for professionals who rely on them for their work. In such cases, it is crucial to seek professional help and avoid using recovery software, which can potentially cause more damage. Our expert technicians at our specialised lab have the necessary expertise and tools to recover data from SD cards successfully.

If you’ve encountered such a situation, don’t hesitate to reach out to our UK-based data recovery experts for assistance. So, make sure you properly handle and store your SD cards to prevent any issues and save yourself from the hassle of data loss. With our specialised services, we ensure you can recover important data even from severely damaged SD cards.

Frequently Asked Questions

SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card corruption can occur for many reasons, including improper handling, physical damage, power surges, file system errors, and malware attacks. Improperly using the card on multiple devices can lead to corruption.

If your SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card gets corrupted, stop using it immediately to prevent further damage. Please avoid using free or generic data recovery software for DIY recovery, as it may worsen the issue. Instead, contact a professional data recovery service specialising in SD card recovery for the best results.

The duration of the data recovery process can differ depending on the size of the damage and the amount of data to be recovered. Assessing a damaged card and estimating recovery time can take days to a couple of weeks. Our team will evaluate the damage upfront to give you a clear resolution timeline.

Yes, deleted files can often be retrieved from your SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card as long as the data hasn’t been overwritten. To maximise the chances of successful recovery, stop using the card immediately after data loss and consult professional data recovery services.

The price for data recovery from a SanDisk Extreme PRO SD card varies based on the damage extent and recovery process complexity. After an initial assessment, our technicians will provide a detailed quote outlining the costs involved. We aim for competitive, transparent pricing for our services.