Forensics
RE: Physically damaged SD card Jan 04 2007 07:41PM
Steven Hay (shay communitysavings ca)
I would recommend ZAR - Zero Assumption Recovery. We've used it both
for HDD's and SD cards and it's worked very well for both.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/digital-image-recovery.htm

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed] [mailto:listbounce (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]]
On Behalf Of Michael Edwards
Sent: January 4, 2007 11:34 AM
To: forensics (at) securityfocus (dot) com [email concealed]
Subject: Physically damaged SD card

Any tips or ideas for recovering data from a physically damaged SD flash
card? One of the cards I'm working with has hairline cracks in it, that
appear to be getting worse with handling. I was able to recover some
data off it at first, but now, no go.

I've tried several readers that I have available. Applying some physical
pressure to close up the cracks seemed to help a bit at first.
Typically, if I can get it to read, I can read some data, but then it
un-mounts and either fails to read, or all data read contains zeros.

Mind you, in this particular instance, it's just my vacation pictures
that I'd be sad to lose (first trip to London), but I've done some
recovery/forensic work with flash media before, and it seems like
excellent practice.

--
Michael Edwards

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