Attache Jump Drive says not formatted

By MMHendricks
Mar 8, 2009
  1. please help!
    i have a attache 1G jump drive with a couple of years worth of CAD drawings and art-work. when i attempted to open it this morning it advised me that the drive was not formatted and would i like to format it now. does anyone know of any company i can send the drive to to restore the data? or any other way to get my recent life's work back? i have tried it on two diffrent pc's that i have used it with in the past. no go. pleeeeease help. i am sick.
  2. xehqter

    xehqter TS Rookie

    I'd love to say google is your best friend but in this case the keywords have been SEO'd to death. Almost all the results are for software programs to recover data from corrupt filesystems, not damaged drives.

    99% of data recovery companies don't touch flash drives on the NAND level (yet). If they do mention flash drives it's to recover files that have been deleted or lost due to filesystem corruption.

    Companies that recover data on USB flash drives at the NAND level in the USA: ~$175 (shameless plug for my company) ~$450
    OnTrack ~$3000
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if a software tool like recuva won't do it -

    then nope.

    NEVER save anything vital on a flash drive only. back up elsewhere.
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