“Chip-off” Recovery (SD Card/MicroSD Card/eMMC chip/CF Card/Cfast/Monolith NAND Recovery)

This video details our Flash Drive/Chip-Off data recovery process and rates.

If your SD card, MicroSD, Monolith device, CF/CFast card, or tablet with eMMC chip has failed, typically the only option is a “chip-off” (monolith) recovery.

In some cases, we can access the bad device using special reading modes to recover your data without removing the chip(s). If these special reading methods fail, the only remaining option is a “chip-off” recovery. A “monolith” recovery is basically the same as a “chip-off” recovery, except that all “chips” are embedded within one device.

Chip-off Data Recovery Rates

  • We charge $300 per flash chip if we recover 99% or more data.
  • We charge a $100 labor fee per flash chip if you do not want the data we were able to recover (if less than 99% was recovered). If more than 99% was recovered, there is no option to decline our recovery.
  • SD cards contain one or two flash memory/data chips.
  • CF/CFast cards contain two or four flash memory/data chips.
  • MicroSD cards contain one flash memory/data chip.

If you have a Surface Pro 5, Pro 6, or Pro 7, we charge an up-front/non-refundable $75 “chip removal fee” to remove the eMMC chip from the motherboard. If you have a different machine with an eMMC chip instead of an SSD (e.g., some Asus and Lenovo laptops), we may charge $75 to remove the chip, depending on the difficulty. 

Monolith Data Recovery Rates

Lenovo Ideapad 130S emmc data recovery We charge $300 for all Monolith devices (the same as for MicroSDs) if we recover 99% or more data. If less than 99% was recovered, and you don’t want the data we recovered, there is a $100 labor fee. If the recovery is not successful, there is no charge. 

On the left, you can see an eMMC chip recovery from a Lenovo Ideapad 130S. In this case, the computer was damaged due to a drop. We had to use a BGA rework station to remove the tiny eMMC chip which stored all the customer’s data. Then we used a tool called “Z3X EasyJtag” to read the chip and additional software to extract the customer’s data.


We use the best-in-class tools for Monolith and Chip-off data recovery

This includes Ace Laboratory’s PC3000-Flash, Rusolut’s VNR, Z3X EasyJtag, and Flash Extractor. We also have many Multi-com adapters for MicroSD cards which enable us to recover data quicker than other companies who manually solder in leads to interface with MicroSD cards. 

We can recover from SD/MicroSD/Monolith/CF/CFast devices with the following problems (and more):

  • Bricked drive
  • Dead drive
  • Liquid Damage
  • Firmware corruption
  • Partition corruption
  • Logical failure
  • Failed or corrupt controller
  • Drive has wrong model number or capacity in BIOS

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