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Digital Media Data Recovery

Digital Media Data Recovery

Flash cards, USB drives, and other digital media provide easy, fast storage, but any device can fail. This section provides tips for using flash media safely, along with information that will help you find a capable data recovery provider.

USB sticks

Is a USB Flash Drive More Reliable Than a Hard Drive?

Many computer users transfer files between PCs with USB flash drives. If you regularly use flash media, you might wonder whether NAND flash technology has a higher or lower rate of failure than a traditional desktop or laptop hard disk drive. The answer depends on a few key factors. For example, the technology used by your flash drive's manufacturer directly reflects its expected lifespan.

USB memory stick

Why Some Types of Flash Media Become Less Reliable Over Time

As a flash drive starts to wear out, it will also become much slower and much less reliable. Computer users may see "file not found" or "file corrupt" errors. The good news is that there are a few different ways to maximize write endurance. Manufacturers can use high-quality materials and manufacturing techniques. Many companies program their NAND flash devices to detect and avoid bad blocks.

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