Memory cards, USB flash drives, external hard drives, memory sticks are the external, removable storage devices that are used to store a large amount of data. Among these removable devices, memory cards are commonly used by portable electronic devices like digital cameras, PDA’s, MP3 players, mobile phones etc. Whereas, USB flash drives are usually used to transfer the data from one device to another device. Both memory card and flash drive use flash memory i.e. non-volatile memory to store data. The flash memory does not need the power to retain its data. There are different types of memory cards available such as SD cards, XD cards, MMC, SM cards, CF cards etc. Flash drives are also called as pen drives, thumb drives, USB drive etc. Transcend, SanDisk etc are the different brands of USB flash drives. Kingston is also one of the common brands of USB drive used to store a large amount of data. Both memory card and USB flash drive do not have any moving parts like hard drives thus they are less susceptible to mechanical failures. Even though, data loss may occur due to logical failures. In order to retrieve memory card data, a relevant memory card recovery tool is needed. You can also restore Kingston flash drive data using recovery software.
Usually, memory cards need a card reader or USB cable to transfer data to a computer. Whereas USB flash drive can be directly plugged into any USB port or hub i.e. it does not require a separate card reader to transfer data to the computer. Generally, older versions of Windows Operating System need a driver to connect USB flash drive. Now, most of the USB flash drives can be read directly by the latest versions of Windows Operating System like Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 etc. When you connect a memory card or flash drive to the computer, they are assigned a drive letter. Sometimes, you may accidentally remove USB flash drive from the computer while transferring data from a USB drive to computer resulting in data loss. Because, when you connect either memory card or flash drive to a computer, a file system of those devices is accessed by the Operating System. When you abruptly remove flash drive or memory card then file system may get corrupted, which makes files inaccessible resulting in loss of files. Virus attack, accidental deletion, accidentally formatting the memory card or flash drive, sudden power failures, improper system shutdown are the other common scenarios that might result in data loss.
To avoid data loss, the best way is to take backup of essential data. Always use “Safely Remove Hardware” icon to disconnect memory card and flash drive. If you have lost the data then make use of relevant data recovery tool to recover 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 drives, 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 different types of files from accidentally formatted memory cards and flash drives. Kingston, SanDisk, Transcend etc are the different brands of the memory card and flash drives supported by this software. Download free demo version of this software to evaluate recovery results.