Memory cards, USB flash drives, external hard disk drives, memory sticks are the external, removable storage devices that are utilized to store wide range of data. Among these removable devices, memory cards can be used by portable electronic devices like cameras, PDA’s, MP3 players, cell phones etc. Whereas, USB flash drives are generally used to transfer the info from one device to other device. Both memory card and flash drive uses flash memory i.e. non-volatile memory to save data. The flash memory does not need power to retain its data. You will find several types of memory cards available such as SD cards, XD cards, MMC, SM cards, CF cards etc. Flash drives can also be called as pen drives, thumb drives, USB drive etc. Transcend, SanDisk etc are the different brands of USB flash drives. Kingston is additionally one of the common model of USB drive used to store large amount of data. Both storage device and USB flash drive does not have any moving parts like hard drives thus they are less prone to mechanical failures. Although, data loss may occur due to logical failures. As a way to retrieve memory card
data, relevant memory card recovery tool is needed. You may also restore Kingston flash drive
data using recovery software.Usually, memory cards need card reader or USB cable to transfer data to computer. Whereas, USB flash drive can be directly attached to any USB port or hub i.e. it does not require separate card reader to transfer data to computer. Generally, older versions of Windows os need a driver for connecting USB flash drive. Now, almost all of the USB flash drives can be read directly by the latest versions of Windows based pc like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 etc. Whenever you connect memory card or USB drive to computer, they are assigned a drive letter. Sometimes, you might accidentally remove USB memory card from computer while transferring data from USB drive to computer leading to data loss. Because, when you connect either memory card or usb drive to computer, file system of the devices is accessed from the Os. Whenever you abruptly remove flash drive or memory then the file system may get corrupted, making files inaccessible causing loss of files. Virus attack, accidental deletion, accidentally formatting memory card or thumb drive, sudden power failures, improper system shutdown are the other common scenarios that could ends in loss of data.
To avoid data loss, the simplest way is to take backup of essential data. Always use “Safely Remove Hardware” icon to disconnect memory card and usb drive. When you have lost your data then make usage of relevant data recovery tool to restore lost data from memory card and flash drives.
Remo Recover (Windows) Media Edition can recover lost data from both memory cards and USB flash drives. This software can also recover lost data from hard disks, external hard drives, memory sticks etc. SD cards, XD cards, MMC, CF cards etc are the different types of memory cards supported by this software. This software is capable of recognizing and recovering a variety of files from accidentally formatted memory cards and flash drives. Kingston, SanDisk, Transcend etc are the different brands of memory cards and flash drives supported by this software. Download free demo version of this software to judge recovery results.