Is there any way to get data from a fully dead SD?

Discussion in 'Computer Software and Operating Systems' started by Feels Good Man, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Feels Good Man

    Feels Good Man GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Apr 15, 2007
    My Micro SD died a while back and it had all my saves in it. Is there anyway to get those saves or is it impossible?

    PS - chkdsk g: /f doesnt work as well as trying to reformat it. It's COMPLETELY dead. But I found that this photo recovery worked but it could only recover pictures I guess.

    Thanks =)
  2. arctic_flame

    arctic_flame GBAtemp ATMEGA8 Fan

    Nov 4, 2006
    England land
    Yes, if you're fairly competent, google Data forensics recovery
  3. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    If it is fragmented then you are in for a ride but you should be able to view it sector by sector from which you should then be able to reconstruct a save or three.
    For the record most flashcarts use only a small fraction of the save allocated (r4 default saves are 512kbytes and less than 10 roms use that much space, most are 64kbytes but check according to your game).
    HxD is a freeware hex editor with the capability for sector by sector reading.
  4. mfpants50

    mfpants50 Banned

    Oct 16, 2007
    United States
    Try a boot disk called "Active Data Recovery" - it worked wonders for me.