Chip reader for NAND Flash RAM?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by JordanBklyn, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. JordanBklyn

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 12, 2016
    Hi everyone... I'm trying to do some data recovery on my tablet. It's an Android Nexus 7 which has something like Hynix H26M64002DQR as its NAND Flash RAM. If I pay a data recovery company, it would cost quite a bit. So I'm thinking of doing the recovery myself as a hobbyist.

    If I desolder the memory chip I should be able to get the data from it, but how will I read the chip? One data recovery company I spoke with described this "chip-off" recovery as a process they offer. I've tried googling for chip readers but could only find large and very expensive readers which are made for reading many types of chips. Is there a way I could either:

    1. Wire up something myself ... Find a socket which will hold the NAND chip, design and build a simple reader board and connect it to my computer.

    2. Or, buy an inexpensive chip reader (if it exists?) and pull the data off using it.

    Any thoughts from the community? Thanks!