SD Card data recovery

In this article, I will talk about small data storage devices known as SD cards. I will also explain different uses of SD cards and how data recovery is possible when an SD card dies.

SD (Secure Digital) card is a small storage media that is used in mobile devices like phones and digital cameras. These cards can also be used in computers and laptops for data storage like normal hard drives and USB flash media. Usually laptops, iMac and MacBooks have a special slot for SD cards for reading and writing data. These devices were introduced almost one and half decade ago. Some of these cards have a physical lock or switch to protect writing data to the media. There are different companies that make SD cards. These include SanDisk, Toshiba, Kingston, Lexar, Transcend, Panasonic etc.

SD cards are very popular storage devices these days. The most common use is storage in digital and video cameras. Some cameras are coming with built-in hard drives for storing large amount of videos and pictures. Most of cameras are coming with SD cards. Cell phones including Samsung, LG and Blackberry mostly use SD cards for storage in addition to small internal space. SD cards come in different capacities like 512, 1GB, 2GB, 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB. Most cards come in regular 1to 2 inch dimension. There are small cards available which are usually used in cell phones. These cards are known as micro SD cards. Micro SD cards are usually small in size but they can be of bigger capability. Micro SD cards are usually cheaper just like micro USB flash drives. This makes them attractive for buyers.

SD card stores information and if they fail then everything may be lost. What happens if data is lost? Data can be recovered. There may be different kind of problems with SD cards. Data corruption, controller corruption or damaged hardware, are some of the problems. Some time data may be destroyed by accidental format or low battery can cause file corruption. There are all kinds of solutions available for all these problems. If data has been lost due to accidental format or low battery, it can be recovered using different data recovery software. Usually a lot of companies claim that they have recovery software but there are very few that can perform good jobs. It all depends on research and experience before we know which one is the best recovery program. Mostly people try different software for retrieving data which could be dangerous if they are not using the right program. It is always best to go to a data recovery lab for a free evaluation.

An SD card usually consists of a board, a controller and nand chip. Mirco SD card are built differently. The nand chip is integrated into a small plastic piece. These small cards usually suffer from heating issues and are not recoverable if there is hardware issue. Therefore it is always advisable to avoid buying these cards (Micro SD cards) for electronic storage just to be on the safe side in case if it fails. In regular sized cards, there is a controller and chip that holds the information. If controller goes corrupt or if it dies, the information can be extracted directory from the nand chips.

The second kind of recovery is the physical damage. This damage could be a bad controller, dead board or broken connections. Data can be recovered by fixing hardware problem with care. This kind of device recovery needs extensive repair experience because a small mistake can damage the date permanently making the data recovery impossible. The next type is the process of reading nand chips directly and reconstructing the file structure. This kind of recovery is usually very time consuming and needs very high technical knowledge and experience in addition to professional recovery equipment. Recovery from these cards usually cost more like other traditional hard drive recovery.

In this article I explained what are SD cards, their uses, and different ways of data recovery when they fail.

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Telcom & Data Introduces ClearOne Collaborate All in-One Video Conferencing System, A Simple and Comprehensive Solution

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Telcom & Data, a leading provider of business phone systems, is pleased to introduce the Collaborate All-in-One Video Conferencing System from ClearOne. Thy system is a complete voice, video, and data collaboration solution.

Collaborate combines ClearOne’s professional audio with Built-in HD Video Software. Users can view rich, high-definition multimedia content from anywhere on the enterprise network on the 46” 1080p LCD display through the optional VIEW Multimedia Viewer. Content is consumed in the form of live media broadcasts, corporate presentations, on-demand videos, real-time dashboards, and digital signage.

The true plug & play simplicity of this HD Audio and Video conferencing system along with its advanced data sharing capabilities make it perfect for conference and meeting rooms, as well as executive offices.

When Ricardo Trinidad, President of Telcom & Data, was asked about the ClearOne Collaborate All-in-One Video Conferencing System, he said, “For businesses who want to take the hassle out of choosing all of the right videoconferencing equipment, Collaborate is perfect. Collaborate delivers all of the features and equipment needed for professional conferencing.”

For more information about the ClearOne Collaborate All-in-One Video Conferencing System, visit Telcom & Data’s website or call 1-800-335-0229.

ABOUT Telcom & Data

Since 1996 Telcom & Data has been providing thousands of telecommunication solutions to organizations around the world to measurably improve communications. Telcom & Data maintains a network of over 1500 technicians with locations in Chicago, Milwaukee and Miami.

Rapid Increase in Data Consumption by Mobile Devices Drives the Global Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC) Market, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

San Jose, California (PRWEB) April 24, 2013

Able to provide ultra-fast memory, integrated Multimedia Cards (MEM) are rapidly deployed in mobile computing devices like the Android-based tablets, smartphones, digital book readers, digital cameras, navigation devices and portable terminals, among others. The evolution of embedded systems technologies have played a key role in enabling the eMMC memory architecture to be mounted directly on the circuit board. A eMMC solution typically includes multimedia card interface (MMC), a flash memory component, a flash memory controller with a HS-MMC driver software that controls the eMMC. Embedded memory solution, eMMC enables device manufacturers to reduce product development time and accelerate time-to-market rates. Integration of the component of the memory at the chip simplifies system design and integration and development saving valuable time engineering design.

The use of eMMC also helps to ensure the conformity of the product to the growing demand for greater memory densities . The eMMC memory architecture should attend a high adoption among memory chip designers, since the time to market (TTM) fast time-to-volume (TTV) and time goal profit (TTP) are essential keys to manufacturer competitiveness and customer satisfaction in the electronics industry. Extended data storage capacity; low power consumption; ability to increase memory density; low cost; compact seized; higher bandwidth of data transfer; and flexible configurability are the main benefits of eMMC solutions. The trend towards miniaturization will continue to drive the adoption of eMMC, given that the technology offers a perfect solution for high performance memory products with small form factors.

eMMC market growth will be fueled by technological developments that improve the functionality of the eMMC architecture. Currently developed and marketed is the integrated Multi-Chip Package (CGMP) Architecture memory that incorporates the integrated controller directly on the memory chip eliminating the need to develop separate software interface for NAND memory. PCMC provides the ability to meet the highly integrated modern mobile computing devices miniaturized memory requirements. A key advantage of the memory architecture comprises emcp space conservation, as it allows vertical stacking of a plurality of memory functions. Furthermore, ECP eliminates the need for separate memory expansion slot allowing the development of smaller and thinner devices. eMMC should attend the widespread adoption in low-end smartphones in the coming years as the technology moves up the value chain resulting from lower prices and better performance and functionality. A key factor in the adoption of eMMC in low-end smartphones is the memory of the architecture’s ability to make these smart phones and significantly improve the relationship cost benefit ratio. higher transmission speeds of eMMC allow video and graphics capabilities of superior quality in low-end phones and separate eMMC controller reduces the load on the main processor thus improving the calculation speed no extra cost.

The growth of smartphone sales should benefit the market for eMMC. Factors such as the ubiquity of the mobile Internet, features such as advanced messaging, email, web browsing, browsing, data streaming, and faster 3G / 4G create the need for higher density memory in smartphones. As the amount of data downloaded and stored increases, the demand for eMMC is expected to grow because of its superior memory management capabilities. Benefits such as low cost of advanced memory capacity, longer battery life and a simpler structure design can reduce production costs, promote eMMC adoption in smartphones and tablets. Manufacturers have already begun to incorporate 16GB / 32GB / 64GB eMMC in high-end smartphones and development is underway to accommodate eMMC on mid-range and low-end smartphones as well.

As stated by the new market research report on integrated multimedia card (eMMC) Asia-Pacific represents the largest as well as fastest growing regional market with an expected CAGR of 28.4% over the analysis period. The growth in the region is led by strong economic growth, rising income levels, continuous development of cellular markets, increasing 3G penetration and spiraling sales of smartphones and tablets.

Key market players include Faraday Technology Corporation, Greenliant Systems Ltd., Hynix Inc., Kingston, Micron Technology Inc., Phison Electronics Corporation, Samsung Electronics, SanDisk Corporation, Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. and Transcend Information Inc., among others.

The research report titled “Embedded Multimedia Card (eMMC): A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, company profiles, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities. The report provides market estimates in units for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and the rest of Europe) , Asia-Pacific, Latin America and the rest of the world.

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Live Social Data Visualization Sculpture the H

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) June 12, 2012

The HÜB@Northside, a state of the art inflatable social space with the ability to display a variety of, real-time social connections and data visualizations inspiring you to “Look Up” will be located inside The Entrepreneurship Conference Headquarters, 149 Kent Avenue at North 5th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The HÜB@Northside is the social town square and meeting place that connects innovators by enabling them to use social media to connect in a live environment, with others with similar interests. Contained inside the HÜB will be special events, a pitch space, and unique content not available at other festival venues such as one on one interviews, autograph sessions and contests. Inspired by the need to make meaningful connections at live events.

The HÜB has partnered with award-winning social discovery app Sonar to power a real-life, real-time social network among conference attendees. Sonar is the best way to connect and share with people nearby, and they share the HÜB’s vision for inspiring people to “Look Up” from mobile devices and connect face-to-face. 

You can download Sonar before you arrive at Northside, to know more about and connect with the other people around–people you’re already friends with and people who share your interests and connections.

“We wanted to curate a better way of connecting with others in the context of a live conferences. We asked ourselves, how can we help participants find their next co-founder, funder, or client and make sure they shake hands and not just tweet about it? How many times have we all stared at our mobile devices, endlessly looking for that magic connection, almost like a modern version of the Magic 8-Ball? How can we make sure they leave a venue with a connection that is truly valuable to them? The HÜB is our answer.” – Peter E Raymond – CEO ÜBERANGST

The HÜB will be unveiled at the Northside Festival, NYC’s largest and most accessible discovery festival. Hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness the most incredible showcase of “what’s next” in music, film, entrepreneurship, and art.

The Northside Entrepreneurship Conference is focused on design, technology, and business innovation. It consists of a series of major keynotes as well as over 50 panel discussions, a trade show pavalion, and the Startup Campus at NYU-Poly. Hear stories from the CTO of Etsy, Bre Pettis of Makerbot, Brett Martin CEO of Sonar, Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, Charlie O’Donnel of Brooklyn Bridge Ventures, and GZA founding member of Wu-Tang Clan. Meet network, interact, and collaborate with the names and faces of design, innovation and tech in NYC.

Some of the unique content that the HÜB@Northside will curate are specific trending Twitter hashtags; living tag clouds, brilliant real time social data visualizations; curated festival film, music and art content; attendee submitted content “mashed up” live; networking & meet-ups, a live Pintrest bulletin board; and more.  The HÜB@Northside is accepting submissions through its website to showcase the new innovators and unique startups of NYC.

As part of the special content being curated, the HÜB will accept speakers and content on-site during its “Feasibility Slam”: A hour long, heads up low-risk high-yield ideation event that enables participants to leverage their intellectual capital, while orchestrating and recontextualizing mission statements in a real time/live crowd sourced social network.  Project and implement thoughts on how to seamlessly fuse branded customer interactions with holistic content creators like yourself in the evolving cloud ecosystem. Learn how to fast track key enablers and analyze performance enhancing matrices. Understand how SEO keyword rich trend tracking can lead to ROI while on-boarding the pain points of your stakeholders . This out-of-the-box, non-proprietary, open sourced event with no brandcuffs, absolutely no brandcuffs that will produce concept deliverables via a mash-up, in a real time, live gameifed feasibility slam curated into a compressed format of 30-second intervals. Audience engagement will rearward additional time units. This streamlined format allows for tip of the iceberg thinking, with user-centric cross functionality, agnostic of A-B testing paradigms. This event is sure to be a win-win, best-of-breed, world-class event that is the tipping point among outliers that increases your bandwith and will drive the bottom line.

Really? No, but If you can’t stand the jargon above come and talk about it, you have 30 sec to pitch or bitch, gain more time if the crowd likes you and become the next trendsetter.

After Northside the HÜB@ will continue to curate connections at other conferences and special events such as SxSW, AllThingsD, Comic-Con, CES, international auto shows, consumer and industry event and other unique venues around the globe.

THE HÜB@NORTHSIDE is Made in NYC and is a project of Brooklyn-based ÜBERANGST and Human Condition, in collaboration with Brooklyn-based Northside Media Group during The Entrepreneur Conference of the Northside Festival from June 14-15. HÜB partners include, Sonar, East River Ferry & Clear Wireless.

Learn more:


ÜBERANGST is a high-end design, production and App agency. We push the envelope,  and need to be challenged. We have digitally brought the Mojave to Brooklyn and raced cars through Times Square. We design the future of consumer interaction. We are reinventing vehicle navigation. We are designing augmented reality glasses to change the way we view the world. We develop innovative brand and product interactions for Fortune 500 clients, sometimes even simulators.  We design custom apps for our clients and games for ourselves. / @uberhub_hub / @uberangst

About Human Condition:

We are an innovation, R&D, think and do tank.

We steer the strategy of innovation through communication, R&D, and technology. We work with the socially conscious enterprise large and small, universities, governments, and nonprofits to solve their pressing challenges.

Human Condition is certified as a emerging biotechlology company by the City of New York. / @hcxdesigntweets

About Northside Media Group:

Brooklyn has become an international adjective meaning “What’s next.” The Northside Media Group’s mission is to define and showcase that adjective through media, digital and large-scale events. / @northsidefest

For media inquiries please contact:

Jesse Wachtel

Executive Producer – ÜBERANGST

jesse (at) uberangst (dot) com



Variable Data Postcard Mailing Services Now Available from Sunrise Digital

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 06, 2014

Sunrise Digital is a one stop source for variable data printing. Personalized addressing is both a professional option for business mailers and a convenient one for wedding invitations. Clients need only to send artwork and Sunrise handles the printing, the fulfillment and the mailing. Their super fast 48-hour turnaround time upon proof approval also adds convenience for last minute deadlines. Sunrise is a G7 Qualified Master Printer which means they follow the highest quality control guidelines.

With variable data printing at Sunrise Digital customers have their choice of paper from uncoated, gloss or dull finish, to thicknesses from 10pt. all the way up to 18pt. Additional gloss or satin coatings can be added to further protect the ink and to attract additional attention. Sunrise prints on HP Indigo presses which offers print quality head-and-shoulders above standard toner based output. The vibrant colors, sharp details, and true ink finish from the Indigo print rivals even the best offset printing. Another perk to digital printing is that there a big cost savings on short-run projects, generally 1000 pieces or less.

About Sunrise Hitek Group, LLC.

Sunrise Hitek Group, LLC. is an Inc. 5000 company established in 1988 and employs the most advanced equipment and technology, such as G7-certified HP Indigo and UV flatbed presses, laser engraving, and digital die-cutting, to create best-in-class color printing, short-run packaging, P.O.P. retail displays, and signage products. A privately-owned enterprise, the company is based in Chicago and sells products worldwide.