When it comes to chip-off data recovery, it is essential to use the most advanced equipment available to ensure that you have the best chance of recovering data by directly reading the memory device and rebuilding data structures stored on - for example - phone cards, phone memory chips, usb sticks or any other removable 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. We also have equipment to read eMMC memory chips used in the latest mobile phones. Call us on 0800 072 3282
The PC3000 Flash is one of the most useful tools for recovering data directly from FLASH memory chips. With advanced features and an automatic mode it can make a difficult process very simple. There is a massive database for existing devices including NAND chips with standard and all types of processors, if you have a tech support contract an Ace Lab engineer will log in to your computer to help with the more difficult cases.
It comes with 48 pin TSOP, TLGA 52, BGA 153 and the circuit board adapters as standard and there are other adapters available for other chips including the latest 'Spider' tool for working on Monolithic memory devices. Acelab have been supplying advanced data recovery equipment for at least 20 years and offer a range of beginner to advanced recovery courses and how to use their equipment to get the best from it. A massive database of devices and nand types is built in, and another online database developed by Acelab and users that want to share information is available to those with the support contract.
The Rusolut is the latest tool to come to the market and is aimed at serious data recovery companies. It uses a concept based around the VNR software that comes with the tool. It is a modular system where the various stages to read and rebuild the data content is built up as a visual object. The software has a lot of other advanced features like viewing the content as a bitmap image, this helps to identify XOR patterns and can show anomalies in blocks such as identifying bad blocks and noise within the image which can be used to modify read voltages and other parameters to get a clean read of the device under test. A very advanced tool, Rusolut know this and offer training packages on using the tool and software. It has a growing userbase and a large database of existing NAND devices and processor types so can be used straight out of the box. There is also a growing online database of new devices where parameters can be downloaded for use.
The Soft Center flash reader and flash extractor have been around since the early 2000's we started using this when the software was DOS based but has now developed into a full blown product that is capable of recovering a lot of NAND based memory devices. It uses a visual representation of reconstructing data. The software is very advanced and has a steep learning curve. There is an online manual to help you get started. There are regular database updates for the tool but Soft Center do not run training courses on using it, so it is a real hands on approach to get the best from it.