SanDisk 16GB only recognizes 67MB (testdisk/photorec)

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SanDisk 16GB only recognizes 67MB (testdisk/photorec)

#1 Post by renatogalvones » 16 Jan 2019, 06:46

Hello folks!

I have an SanDisk Cruzer Blade 16gb sdcz50-016g which stopped working when my wife's laptop went on a blue screen(windows).

Afterwards it never worked again and started to ask for formating which after some research, lead me here. I've read a lot of previous questions and only one was similar but the result was not clear to me.

First of all, I've noticed that the size is not correct and I don't have any clue how to fix it. I've read the docs, a lot of examples but I've no idea how to make it 16gb. I've even tried to "calculate" it, got the 16gb number, but no partition was found either.
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When I'm asked to select partition table type, all but "NONE" give me no results. Even with "deeper search".
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When selection "None" and then "advanced":
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But then I've tried to select FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HPFS, and others I've always get the same results when I go to "boot" section:

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Disk /dev/disk3 - 67 MB / 64 MiB - 131072 sectors
     Partition                  Start        End    Size in sectors
   P FAT32                          0     131071     131072

Boot sector
Bad

Backup boot sector
Bad

Sectors are identical.
More data about the USB data can help:

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testdisk-7.0 diskutil list
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *251.0 GB   disk0
   1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
   2:                 Apple_APFS Container disk1         250.8 GB   disk0s2

/dev/disk1 (synthesized):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:      APFS Container Scheme -                      +250.8 GB   disk1
                                 Physical Store disk0s2
   1:                APFS Volume Macintosh HD            203.3 GB   disk1s1
   2:                APFS Volume Preboot                 42.0 MB    disk1s2
   3:                APFS Volume Recovery                517.0 MB   disk1s3
   4:                APFS Volume VM                      4.3 GB     disk1s4

/dev/disk2 (disk image):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:     Apple_partition_scheme                        +23.7 MB    disk2
   1:        Apple_partition_map                         32.3 KB    disk2s1
   2:                  Apple_HFS Flash Player            23.7 MB    disk2s2

/dev/disk3 (external, physical):
   #:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       IDENTIFIER
   0:                                                   *67.1 MB    disk3

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testdisk-7.0 sudo fsck_hfs -r -d /dev/disk3
Password:
journal_replay(/dev/disk3) returned 22
** /dev/rdisk3
        Using cacheBlockSize=32K cacheTotalBlock=32768 cacheSize=1048576K.
   Executing fsck_hfs (version hfs-407.200.4).
        Block 2 is not an MDB or Volume Header
        Block 131070 is not an MDB or Volume Header
volumeType is 0
0000:  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000       |................|
. . .
01f0:  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000       |................|
        unknown volume type
        primary MDB is at block 0 0x00
        alternate MDB is at block 0 0x00
        primary VHB is at block 0 0x00
        alternate VHB is at block 0 0x00
        sector size = 512 0x200
        VolumeObject flags = 0x01
        total sectors for volume = 131072 0x20000
        total sectors for embedded volume = 0 0x00
        CheckForClean - unknown volume type
        CheckHFS returned 6, fsmodified = 0
Even on photorec the size is the same, so I can't rescue my files either. My feeling is I have to set clusters/heads/sectors correctly, but I dont have knowledge on it.

Can anyone help me on this?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: SanDisk 16GB only recognizes 67MB (testdisk/photorec)

#2 Post by cgrenier » 16 Jan 2019, 06:52

It looks like an hardware problem. You should contact a data recovery company.

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Re: SanDisk 16GB only recognizes 67MB (testdisk/photorec)

#3 Post by renatogalvones » 16 Jan 2019, 14:46

Dammit.

Thanks for replying, man!

Great software, btw.

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