01-15-2013 01:58 AM
I'm facing an issue with my 6 months old SD card and I need help to recover some of my pictures/videos.
My 32GB MicroSD has become corrupted in my phone. I have attached it to my laptop (running Windows 7) but its requesting I format (to be more precisely I had to use an USB card reader in order to be recognized by Windows/Linux as the common adapter didn't work).
I have ran chkdsk /r but it returns an error saying my SD card is now a RAW file system (error “Chkdsk not available for RAW”). It was a FAT32, so it seems to be corrupted and became RAW file system.
Using the SD FORMATTER V3.1 (https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/formatter_3/) it says that are available to "format" just 30.81 MB and not 32 GB. Of course I didn't format it till now.
I tried using different recover's software in the market but without success.
I've already contacted SanDisk and after just 5 minutes of talk they said my memory card is broken and need to change it. Also they offered an international company called LC TECHNOLOGY to recover my data but they are charging an amount of 275 USED to "try". I paid 140 EUR for this memory card relying on SanDisk reliability and trust. However, I feel like I bought a generic brand as my problem was "just another damaged memory card which need just to be change".
Any help on this would be highly appreciated.
01-17-2013 08:28 AM
There's nothing anybody here could to what SanDisk Tech Support has already told you. If the card is bad (and they said it was), they will replace it for you under warranty. Yes, professional recovery services are expensive and there's no guarantee of success. And unfortunately no waranty, from SanDisk or any other manufacturer covers this cost under their warranty.
Sorry, wish I had better news or a silver bullet for you.
11-11-2013 02:17 AM
You can try to recover deleted, formatted and lost files with this files recovery program. It's good but not free.
Besides, you can also try freeware like Recuva and PhotoRec.
01-06-2014 03:29 PM
Hi all, I have a similar problem with the same product: SDSDQUA-032G, while I carried my smartphone, will restart and stop to recognize the microSD, try to recover formatted from a reader card with windows 7 from windows XP and none recognizes, is as dead as it is not detected the device nor my smartphone. I have only 6 months of use.
Hola a todos, tengo un problema similar con el mismo producto: SDSDQUA-032G, mientras cargaba mi smartphone, se reinicio y dejo de reconocer la microSD, trate de recuperar el formato desde una card reader con windows 7 y desde windows XP y ninguno lo reconoce, es como si estuviera muerta ya que no es detectado el dispositivo ni tampoco mi smartphone. solo tengo 6 meses de uso.
01-14-2014 11:50 PM
In this situation you may need a recovery app to help you a lot. You may also send your card to the repair shop, but is it worthy or not? I think it will wast my time. Here is a post maybe helpful for you: http://usbdatarecovery.net/mac-file-recovery-is-not-difficult-using-third-party-software-to-perform-...
08-16-2014 09:16 AM
I've got exactly the same problem, a dead 32GB Ultra microSD for my mobile phone, It became unstable few days before. Finally it dead inside the phone.
When I plug the card to my PC, through the built-in card reader, it shows nothing.
After that, I try another card reader and it shows RAW format and only 30MB for its size, I tried to use Data Recovery software but they fail to find anything. I am a IT guy, and this is not my first time to rescue memory card. I do that more then 10 times every year (for my friend).
This case is so rare because the card size changed from 32GB to 30MB!!! It seems that it is a physically damage.
When I want to gave up, I try some stupid method... That is try all the card readers I have... Finally, I've found one of my card reader WORKS!!! The card magically readable and I can copy all of my files out.
The brand of my card reader is ELECOM MR-A004BK (It is a so-call Japanese brand, but made in China)
I suspect that the memory chips are weaken after a peroid of time, and not readable by some card reader. In my case, it is not a logical error since I can read the card with ANOTHER card reader without recovery software.
So... in case you have a simular case, try all the card readers you have. Buy some card reader cost you nothing...(compare to those recovery company)
03-11-2015 05:57 AM
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07-13-2015 07:53 PM
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