SD and micro sd memory card data recovery. We recover files and photos.

Australia's most advanced data recovery service for SD or memory card file recovery. 

Zero Alpha gives you the best chance of recovering your important data - LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE


Expert Solutions for SD Card Data Recovery Challenges

We get data back from all SD or memory cards including brands: SanDisk, Kingston, Transcend, Panasonic, Toshiba, Lexar, PNY, Sony, Samsung, Integral Memory, Verbatim, ADATA, Delkin, Eye-Fi, Team Group, Silicon Power, HP (Hewlett-Packard), Fujifilm, Dynabook.

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SD card is not detected

Experiencing data loss from SD Memory Cards that your PC, computer, or Mac can't detect can be frustrating. These memory cards may develop bad sectors or other physical issues rendering them undetectable. Such problems can be a result of numerous factors such as age, wear and tear from frequent use, especially across multiple devices. Physical damage, including cracks on the memory card, improper removal from your PC or laptop, and exposure to power surges or electrical interference can also lead to this predicament. Not to mention, factory defects and manufacturing errors can also be culprits.

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SD memory card detects with no capacity

Encountering an SD card with no visible capacity can be due to reasons like a corrupted file system, malware infection, outdated card drivers, improper formatting, or usage. This can lead to potential data loss if your device, be it a Windows PC, laptop, or Mac, prompts a format request. To avoid this, promptly eject and unplug your card. Zero Alpha specialises in data recovery from such SD cards. Dial 1300 001 211 for a free assessment and ensure your invaluable data is safely retrieved.

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SD Memory Card has slow transfer speed or freezing

Experiencing slow transfer speeds or an unresponsive SD memory card can be frustrating. This may result from hardware issues, physical damage, exposure to extreme conditions, overuse, electrical interference, or manufacturing defects. Zero Alpha offers top-tier data recovery solutions for these issues. Leveraging advanced technology, our team excels in resolving complex SD card issues, boasting Australia's highest success rate. We deliver this premium service at the most affordable rates. Contact Zero Alpha for efficient and cost-effective SD card data recovery solutions.

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Deleted Files or Folders from Memory Card

Accidentally deleted files from your SD memory card? Don't worry. Deletion merely marks the file space as free for new data, leaving the actual files recoverable until overwritten. To avoid overwriting, cease using the card immediately post-deletion. Zero Alpha specialises in high success-rate undeletion, or deleted file data recovery. We can safely recover lost files from your SD card, whether you're using a Mac or Windows computer. If you've accidentally deleted files, keep your SD card turned off and contact Zero Alpha for the expert technical support you need.

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SD Memory Card is formatted

Formatting an SD memory card erases all data and resets the file system, preparing it for new use. While this can fix file system errors, it also deletes all existing data. However, in most cases, Zero Alpha can recover these files, even after formatting. The likelihood of successful recovery decreases if more data is written post-formatting. If you've accidentally formatted your card and need the data, we recommend you turn off your SD card and refrain from using it. Trust Zero Alpha for effective SD card file recovery.

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You need to format the disk in drive before you can use it. Do you want to format it?

If you encounter a "format the disk in drive" error, it's crucial not to format, as it may overwrite your data, complicating recovery. Seeing this error is common, and with our professional data recovery service, we have a high success rate in data retrieval. We advise against using disk-checking programs that may further disturb your files. Zero Alpha employs a read-only method to locate your documents or pictures, minimising the risk of permanent damage. Trust us to recover your data safely and effectively.

SD Memory Card is corrupted

File recovery from a corrupted SD memory card is possible. Corruption can occur due to sudden power loss, improper card removal, file system errors, software compatibility issues, or power loss while data is being written. If you encounter such issues, Zero Alpha advises you to unplug your SD card and reach out to our professional team. We specialise in retrieving your files from corrupted SD memory cards, ensuring the safe return of your valuable data.

SD Data Recovery Advice

In all instances of data loss, it's crucial to leave your SD memory card turned off, preventing any further damage. Amidst distress, reach out to our friendly hotline at 1300 001 211 for reassuring advice. Remember, don't panic! SD memory cards are complex and delicate devices, so it's best to power them down and seek professional help.

Resist the temptation to heed advice from unqualified sources or use internet apps like SD card recovery software, free tools, Windows checkdisk, or Mac first aid disk check. Such unsophisticated solutions might complicate the issue, risking permanent data loss or inflating recovery costs. Data recovery is most successful when the device remains in its original condition.

Stay vigilant against websites making exaggerated claims of expertise. These impostors often use stock photos and overstate success rates. They're notorious for outsourcing data recovery tasks, overcharging, or attempting recovery without professional equipment. Trust only verified professionals for your data recovery needs. See The Data Recovery wall of shame where we post pictures of all these failures.


Can you recover files from my micro SD card?

Absolutely! We specialise in resolving the most intricate data recovery challenges. Our state-of-the-art lab begins with a FREE initial diagnosis of your media. We maintain transparent pricing with simple flat rates tailored to each specific issue, making us Australia's most affordable professional data recovery service. Once we've diagnosed your device, we'll devise a strategic plan to safely and securely retrieve your data, providing you all necessary details. Having direct access to all manufacturers' diagnostic equipment and world-leading tools, along with years of experience, enables us to accurately identify and rectify issues, offering a higher success rate than regular computer repair stores. Trust us for top-tier SD card recovery services.

Salvaging Precious Memories: Photo Recovery from SD Cards

We understand the value of your memories, making photo and video recovery from SD cards our most frequented request. With our expertise, we can retrieve all types of data from your SD card, no matter what it holds. Professional data recovery, particularly for photos from SD cards, typically yields high success rates, with the majority of cases yielding positive results. Even low-quality, severely damaged media present a viable challenge for us. Our proven track record includes successful data recoveries for high-profile court cases, celebrities, government entities, businesses, and the professional IT industry. Trust us to restore your cherished moments.

Affordable SD Card Data Recovery by Zero Alpha

Affordable SD Card Data Recovery by Zero Alpha As Australia's most competitively priced PROFESSIONAL data recovery service, Zero Alpha excels in recovering data from damaged SD cards. We provide transparent pricing and timelines post-diagnosis. We are proud to be Australia's FIRST officially certified data recovery company.

We have all manufacturers diagnostic equipment and can determine what is wrong with your drive. 

  • SanDisk
  • Kingston
  • Lexar
  • Sony
  • Toshiba
  • PNY
  • Samsung
  • Transcend
  • Western Digital
  • Verbatim
  • Integral Memory
  • Adata
  • Silicon Power
  • Patriot
  • Panasonic
  • Fujifilm
  • Olympus
  • Eye-Fi
  • Team Group
  • Strontium











Our data recovery prices are simple flat ratesPrice depends on the problem with your SD memory card. Level 1 is for software problems. Software problems means that sd card is working correctly but the software is issues. Level 2 and level 3 is for hardware problems. This is when the electronics of your sd memory card are not working. No data no pay prices means that if we don't recover data then you don't pay for the service. 

The level 3 price is for technology which has all electronics embedded inside a single wafer chip. They are usually the cheapest product on the market. We may charge a portion of this price upfront as a non refundable attempt fee.

All our prices include goods and services tax. We also have Australia's largest spare parts inventory which is available to our competitors.

Types of Memory cards we recover data from

  1. Secure Digital (SD) Cards: These are one of the most widely used types of memory cards. They are used in a variety of devices, including digital cameras, smartphones, and computers. They come in different sizes and capacities, from SD to SDHC and SDXC, which offer up to 2TB of storage.

  2. MicroSD Cards: These are a smaller version of SD cards and are often used in smartphones, tablets, and action cameras. Like SD cards, they also come in MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC variants, with the latter offering higher storage capacity.

  3. CompactFlash (CF) Cards: These memory cards are larger than SD cards and are often used in professional-grade cameras due to their high-speed data transfer capabilities and larger storage capacity.

  4. Memory Stick (MS) Cards: Developed and marketed by Sony, these were widely used in Sony devices like cameras, camcorders, and the PlayStation Portable (PSP). However, they've become less common as Sony has started to favor SD cards in their newer devices.

  5. XD-Picture Cards: These were primarily used in older models of Olympus and Fujifilm digital cameras. They are less common now, with many cameras using SD or CF cards instead.

  6. MMC (MultiMediaCard): This is an older type of flash memory card that predates SD cards. They were used in older cell phones, PDAs, and digital cameras. MMCs are largely obsolete now.

  7. CFast Cards: These are a type of CompactFlash card that uses the Serial ATA bus for faster speeds. They are used primarily in professional video and photography equipment.

  8. XQD Cards: Introduced in 2010, these are a more recent format developed by Sony, Nikon, and SanDisk. XQD cards are used in high-end professional cameras due to their high data transfer speeds. They are gradually being replaced by the newer and faster CFexpress cards.

  9. CFexpress Cards: This is a newer standard that's designed to offer faster speeds than XQD and CFast cards. They use the PCIe interface and NVMe protocol for data transfer. They are used in high-end professional cameras and camcorders.

How long does data recovery take?


1 to 4 Weeks Average


Rapid ASAP

Rapid response including afterhours


Why choose Zero Alpha Data Recovery?

Experience matters! Professional data recovery service since 1999
We have the World's most advanced data recovery technology
Lowest priced affordable data recovery in Australia.
Most preferred data recovery company for Home, Business & Government
If it stores data we can help regardless of the problem
100% Aussie owned & operated.
We give an honest FREE appraisal of your hard drive
We're not just computer science nerds at Zero Alpha, our team is fun and passionate about what we do.
First company in Australia officially certified in data recovery technology
University qualified in computer science.

Ready to start the data recovery process?

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Submit a job and get your data back now!

Step 1: Drop off or post your drive. For deliveries please use padding and a box.
Step 2: Free Evaluation & Quote
Step 3: Return your files

SD Card Data Recovery Examples & Brands


Yes, we can recover from all brands of memory cards. Call us on 1300 001 211.

Yes. If your camera can't read the photos anymore, we can help!

Yes. You can collect your media or we can deliver it to you.

Yes. We can provide fast turnaround data recovery service to our customers.

We are Australia's lowest priced professional data recovery service. We quote off a simple flat rate pricing table depending on the problem with your drive. If you find a cheaper quote anywhere else please call us on 1300 001 211 so we can beat it.

Yes. Our data recovery service can assist with all brands and types of micro SD media.

Our Clients

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Reserve Bank of Australia
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Queensland Police Service
Criminal Investigation Branch
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Hospitals, Universities and Education.
Apple & Windows Server RAID recovery.
Fire & Emergency Services.

Air Services Australia

Air Traffic Control Tower
Brisbane Airport
Hard disk drive data recovery

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The Daily Telegraph


Phone Data recovery

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TV Station

Data recovery for Studios & Producers
of popular TV Shows

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Brisbane City Council

Data recovery for City Council
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James Cook University

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