Other Digital storage media

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Other digital storage media data recovery may include media like:

Solid State Disk ( SSD)

Most SSD manufacturers use non-volatile flash memory to create more rugged and compact devices for the consumer market. These flash memory-based SSDs, also known as flash drives, do not require batteries. They are often packaged in standard disk drive form factors (1.8 inch, 2.5 inch, and 3.5 inch).

SSDs have already begun to appear in laptops, although as of 2009 they are substantially more expensive per unit of capacity than hard drives until recently, flash based solid-state drives were too costly for widespread use in mobile computing.

Solid state disks have the ability to endure extreme shock, high altitude, vibration and extremes of temperature. This makes SSDs useful for laptops, mobile computers, and devices that operate in extreme conditions. However, these advantages will not insure and guarantee that SSDs are fail-safe.

As with any digital storage media, it is not uncommon to see data loss situation in laptops using SSD hard drives:

  • System prompt “ format” the media
  • Virus attack
  • File system corruption
  • Bad sectors
  • Inadvertent data deletion or disk format
  • Garbage or strange characters and inability to access the files

MP3 player

The popularity of MP3s began to rise rapidly with the advent of Nullsoft’s audio player WinampWin (released in 1997), and the Unix audio player mpg123. The small size of MP3 files enabled widespread peer to peer file sharing of music ripped from CDs, which would have previously been nearly impossible.

Since then, the popularity of MP3 spread like wildfire and is particularly popular among youngsters.

Mp3 player comes in 2 major types, flash memory based or hard disk based. Hard disk based mp3 player comes in 2.5” note book hard disk size 2.5" or 1.8" micro hard disk which has a much bigger storage capacity that flash memory-base mp3 player.

Regardless of made and type or manufacturers, ADRC offer full data recovery support for all types of MP3 players be it Mac Apple IPOD, Creative Zen, Creative MuVo, Archos AV100, AV300 or AV400 or iRiver MP3 player, just to name a few.

PCMCIA

PCMCIA or PCMCIA card or simply as referred to by most people nowadays, PC card is a peripherial interface designed for laptop computers. Nowadays PC card is fast replaced by its successor ExpressCard.

PC Card was originally designed for computer storage expansion, but the existence of a usable general standard for notebook peripherals led to many kinds of devices being made available in this form. Typical devices include network cards, modems and hard disks. The original use, as storage expansion, is no longer common.

Failure of PCMCIA devices used as data storage devices will result in loss of valuable data and this might include:

  • PCMCIA card no longer detectable by the laptop
  • System ‘hang’ when the device is being accessed
  • The system detect the storage device as unformatted
  • Bad sectors
  • User data or files is replaced by funny or strange characters
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