This is a term used to describe a method of construction that encapsulates the electronic components in resin during manufacture; this resin then solidifies to form a solid in-assessable plastic block with just the gold connections visible.
This provides a barrier from dust and moisture and protects the delicate electronics but also provide a more robust device to make the casing thinner and therefore cheaper to manufacture.
The usual techniques used for recovery become severely reduced with very few cheap recovery options available.
My RAID 5 server got severely corrupted by windows checkdisk.
R3 data recovery did their best to recover the data and got a lot of files back for me - but a lot was also lost. I doubt anyone else would have managed to do more so better than I feared (rather than better than expected).
R3 are very organised and efficient and provide pretty much 24/7 support. They will show you exactly what they can recover before you have to pay up. Data returned on a USB drive with the original drive delivered back to you in "as received" condition - all included in the "more than I'd hoped but less than I'd feared" cost.
My advice if you have a drive crash is touch nothing and get it to R3; then stand back and let them do the job.. They are totally trustworthy and you won't be ripped off.
Nick Arran - Derby
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