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.
I am the Editor of a magazine and suffered a hard drive failure on the week before deadline. Andy from R3 took the matter seriously from the moment I rang and within a few hours the drive had been collected from my home, and was being worked on. Throughout the process I was informed almost hourly as to the progress, and reassured that most of the data could be recovered. Literally 36 hours later I had all of the data recovered and delivered to my office on a new hard drive. I have honestly never received better customer service. I would recommend anyone in this dire situation to ring R3. You will be in very safe hands.
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