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  • Chip off Recovery When it comes to chip-off data recovery, we used the most advanced equipment available to ensure that we have the best chance of reading and rebuilding the data structures stored on a removeable memory device. The most common devices used are based on NAND technology. We currently use the three market leaders for NAND flash memory chip reading as this enables us to support the maximum number of devices. PC3000 Flash Reader…

  • Trading Standards AnnouncementMjM Data Recovery ltd are proud to have been approved to the Trading Standards 'Buy with Confidence' scheme. After an in depth audit, confirming details with customers and interviews we were accepted to be a company that people can trust. https://www.buywithconfidence.gov.uk/profile/mjm-data-recovery-ltd/261930/

  • Volume set recoveryWhilst a volume set is nothing exceptional to write about, in this instance the job had been to another data recovery company and they pronounced it as unrecoverable. The customer had thought that the failed drive contained a single data partition. However, soon after analysing the file system meta-data, we discovered that the drive was the second drive from a two drive volume set. We phoned the customer, and they confirmed there was…

  • HP Appliance Data Recovery We have just completed a massive recovery for a large UK corporation. They lost a specialist application server containing over 24 million files, but they knew where to come for help. The system was a RAID 5 that had suffered failures on two of the RAID 5 drives, to make this more complex the file system was further configured in external data blocks which we had to virtually merge together to…

  • Toshiba hybrid hard disk recovery. MjM Data Recovery Ltd are able to recover data from the Toshiba Hybrid laptop hard disk drives.These are mainly platter based hard disks, but with a small SSD built-in to the controller board to help speed up disk read/write operations. When problems occur the symptoms are that the drive will show as normal in the computer BIOS, but the data is inaccessible. Any attempts to read the drive result with…

  • Seagate SSHD Recovery. Data recovery from the slimline Seagate SSHD/Hybrid drives. When these drives fail because of a problem within the SSD firmware, the drive may show one (or more) of the following symptoms. Drive no longer spins. Drive spins but is not recognised Drive spins and is recognised, but data can not be read. These can be issues within the Firmware of the SSD section of the drive. One of the problems data recovery…

  • Seagate drives with locked firmware Some years ago there was a problem with the Seagate 7200.11 range of drives. The problem was so big that thousands of users ended up with bad drives. Someone developed and made freely available a Firmware (FW) fix that could repair most of the problems with the drive but it needed some hardware (a cheap TTL Adapter) in order to access the FW and they provided the factory codes in…

  • Seagate Data RecoveryBack in 2008 Seagate developed the new technology name F3 this started with the Seagate 7200.11 hard disks. Not long after they came out a firmware issue was discovered that rendered the drive 'bricked' the Seagate forums became inundated with complaints about the drives. We are able to recover from all Seagate F3 series of drives including 7200.11, 7200.12 desktop and enterprise (ES) versions.We are able to access and repair the firmware on…

  • Intel SSD with BAD_CTX and showing as 8MB   This problem has been around for a few years now and when it first appeared it caused quite an uproar in the Intel SSD forums. Intel found a solution to the problem, updated the firmware and provided a download for users. There was only one problem, the firmware upgrade results with a complete overwrite of the drive wiping all traces of data.   The problem is…

  • Fake Memory Cards. They come in many forms and it is very difficult to tell a real one from a fake, for almost any memory card you can buy there are fakes. We have seen fakes of all sizes and none of them have anything like the capacity that they are advertised as. Some sellers that sell them put disclaimers in their descriptions that the memory sticks may not be of the expected capacity and…

  • ReFS Data Recovery With Microsoft Server 2012, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 the MS Resilient File System or ReFS arrived. The Resilient File System (ReFS) is a new type of self repairing file system. It is designed to improve data availability, even when errors that would previously have caused data loss. Even this type of system can fail due to hardware errors, or through other problems such as user error or virus attack. We are…

  • SSD Data Recovery MjM Data Recovery Ltd make a breakthrough in SSD recovery techniques.  Our research and development engineers have found ways to resolve the 'Busy' problem that affect many makes of drive. The symptoms are that the drive is not recognised by the computer and for those in the Data Recovery trade, the drive status registers show a BSY state.   Our engineers have found a way to repair these drive regaining access to…

  • Data recovery from all Toshiba hard disks. From noisy-clicking drives to those that are not spinning at all. From drives where the data has gone missing or is visible but not accessible. MjM Data Recovery have new technology that helps to read Toshiba drives that suffer with the following problems. Drive slow to initialise or just hangs the computer Thousands/Millions of bad sectors reported.   Some data recovery companies have tried changing heads, controller and…

  • Slow Responding WD DrivesThis problem first appeared mid 2011 and we started seeing a number of drives that were slow to initialise and again when attempts were made to read data the drive would either be incredibly slow or would hang the computer, on computers where affected drives were the main drive, the computer would not even start. Many people and other DR companies were misinterpreting this problem as weak heads or failed media. We…