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Memory Card Recovery
We recover your data professionally and are very experienced with memory cards.

Memory Card Recovery

Attingo is an expert and competent contact concerning the professional data rescue from memory cards and other flash memories like defective USB sticks and damaged solid state drives. With over 25 years of experience in manipulating and modificating NOR flash chips and rescueing data from NAND flash memory cards, Attingo is able to recover the data from memory cards in over 98 % of cases.

24h-Service 98% rescue success

Data rescue from memory cards

What we can offer:

  • Technicians and engineers, specialist department: mircoelectronics
  • Controller manipulation/modification
  • Removing and reading out NAND flash memory chips
  • Reprocessing physical structures
  • Microscopic soldering operations
  • Ozilloscopic diagnosis
  • Profound knowledge about file systems (FAT, exFAT, ext)


There are multiple causes that may be responsible for missing data or the malfunction of a memory card. If the memory card isn't recognised anymore or shown as empty, this may have various reasons:

Defective sectors (bad blocks,  I/O device error), physical(mechanical damage, firmware error, defective controller, corruptive files, erased or overwritten data, formatted memeory card, water damage, fire damage, only thumbnail visible, data carrier isn't displayed anymore.

We help you after data loss

  • We provide multiple diagnosis options depending on the urgency of your data rescue case
  • After the diagnosis is completed you receive a fixed price offer
  • No hidden costs - Expenses are only incurred if the hard disk data rescue is successful
  • The recovery of your hard drive will be done by experienced and specially trained engineers
  • Fast reaction times - in urgent cases, we offer a 24x7 service
  • In-house research and development in order to keep up with the newest hardware
  • More than 14.500 spare parts in Vienna, Hamburg and Amsterdam

Contact us - order your diagnosis today.


Memory card: logical errors

  • Formatted memory card
  • Data e. g. photos, videos deleted
  • Data overwritten
  • File system error
  • Memory card is empty

Memory card: physical errors

  • Memory card broken
  • Memory card (inside camera) fell into the water
  • Memory card got too hot/burnt
  • Memory card bent
  • Dirty contacts

Memory card manufacturers:


  • Apacer
  • Angelbird
  • AgfaPhoto
  • Atomos
  • Axis
  • BestMedia Platinum
  • CnMemory
  • DeLOCK
  • Delkin
  • Duracell
  • Eye-Fi
  • Emtec
  • Ex-Pro
  • extrememory
  • Fujifilm
  • Goodram
  • G.Skill
  • Hama
  • HP
  • Integral
  • Intenso
  • Kingston
  • Kingmax
  • Kodak
  • Lupus
  • Lexar
  • Leef Pro
  • Maxflash
  • Maxell
  • MediaRange
  • Memorex
  • MemoryStar
  • Mushkin
  • Mustang
  • Nokia
  • Olympus
  • Palm
  • Philips
  • PNY
  • Patriot
  • Panasonic
  • Poppstar
  • PQI
  • Pretec
  • Samsung
  • SanDisk
  • Sony
  • Silicon Power
  • Super Talent
  • Strontium
  • takeMS
  • TDK
  • Transcend
  • TeamGroup
  • Toshiba
  • Verbatim
  • V7 Videoseven
  • Xlayer
  • Xlyne

Classification of memory cards:

CompactFlash (CF)

  • CompactFlash Type I
  • CompactFlash Type II
  • CompactFlash ATA Serial Transfer (CFast) Typ I
  • CompactFlash ATA Serial Transfer (CFast) Typ II

Memory Stick (MS)

  • Memory Stick Select
  • Memory Stick-ROM
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo
  • Memory Stick XC Duo
  • Memory Stick XC-HG
  • Memory Stick Micro (M2)
  • Memory Stick HG Micro (M2-HG)
  • Memory Stick XC Micro (M2-CX)
  • Memory Stick XC-HG (M2 XC-HG)

Multimedia Card (MMC)

  • Multimedia Card Reduced Size (RS-MMC)
  • Multimedia Card mobile (MMCmobile)
  • Multimedia Card micro (MMCmicro)

Secure Digital Memory Card (SD)

  • Secure Digital High Capicity (SDHC/SDHC I, UHS-I)
  • Secure Digital Extended Capicity (SDXC/ SDXC I, UHS-I)
  • mini SD
  • miniSDHC
  • microSD
  • microSDHC
  • microSDXC
  • TransFlash/T-Flash

Smart Media (SM)

  • alternativ: Solid State Floppy Disc Card (SSFDC)

xD-Picture Card (xD)

  • Smart Media successor


  • Nikon D4
  • Nikon D4s
  • Nikon D5
  • Nikon D850
  • Nikon D500
  • Sony FDR-AX1


This new memory card standard is currently in the development phase, accordng to the CFA. As soon as it is ready for the market, Attingo will analyse it and develop data rescue methods. 

Data rescue from monolith memories

Monolithic memory media provide a high information density and take up a relatively small space. Compared to campact flash memories the controller, the memory chips and other parts are bundled up in only one component. Aggregatively more and more manufacturers use proprietary algorithms for encryption.

The standardised and common special techniques are not working here. With monlith memories you need more specifical and elaborate methods as well as more work and time. Stereo microscopy, oszilloscopy and other technical procedures are indispensable in such a scenario. Monolith chips don't give away information about circiutry andconductor tracks, so we have to identify them through heuristic analysis.  

Electronical components are not made for eternity - that's a fact.  Overvoltage, wear and tear and quality defects (production fault) may damage every single component of a memory card, which is especially problematic with monolith memories.

A data rescue from a monolith memory card isn't impossible, but the effort may be exorbitantly high, so that the cost-benefit calculation doesn't add up for the customer. Unfortunately there are also data carriers, which don't qualify for a data rescue anymore due to the massive damage.

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Attingo Team
DI (FH) Markus Häfele
General Manager
Peter Franck
Robbert Brans
Ing. Özgür Göksu
Maximilian Maurer
Spare Part Manager
Dipl. Ing. Nicolas Ehrschwendner
Partner and consultant
Sebastian Evers
Customer support
Boris Hakaso
Paul Carlson
success rate
25 years
of experience
rescue success