How to Recover Data from SCSI HDD?

SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a method used for connecting hard drives with other peripheral device such as printers, optical drives, scanners etc. They are based on parallel bus structure with each device having a unique ID or address; these hard drives have high data transfer speed of up to 320 MB / sec, hence they are suitable to be used on Servers and RAID configured systems. Adding to this SCSI hard drives are more reliable and durable than any other hard drive interfaces.

In spite of several advantages, data loss is the only disadvantage of SCSI hard drives. Data loss happens in many occasions. Some of the scenarios accountable for losing data from SCSI hard disks are:

  • Bad sectors on SCSI hard drives: As SCSI hard drives become more aged, they are more prone to develop bad sectors, which results in data loss. Bad sectors on SCSI hard drives usually occur due to over clocking, read-write head crash, dust etc.
  • Improper hot swapping: SCSI hard drives offer facility such as hot swapping; using which you can eject the SCSI drive from Server. But improper or forceful removal of SCSI hard drives from Server leads to file system corruption which eventually resulting in data loss
  • OS related operations: Operating system installation, reinstallation and upgrading operating system installed on PC without backing up data leads to complete loss of data from SCSI hard drives
  • SCSI hard drive corruption: Corruption of SCSI hard drive due to factors like deadly virus / malware infection, software malfunction, system file corruption, RAW file system, etc are critical causes for loss of data from SCSI hard drives

Irrespective of the reason behind data loss from SCSI hard drives, they can be recovered by relying on third party recovery tool available on the internet. Although there are many recovery tools, you need to choose the one which effectively performs data recovery from hard drives having SCSI interface.

SCSI Hard Disk Data Recovery Software:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery (Windows) is amazing SCSI data recovery software, which aids you in recovering all types of deleted / lost files from your SCSI hard disk. The tool restores variety of file formats like pictures, videos, audio files, documents, MS Office files, compressed files, games and other kinds of files from deleted, lost, formatted, corrupted, damaged and inaccessible partitions on SCSI hard drive. Apart from SCSI hard drive, it can also retrieve data from other hard drives interfaces like IDE, SATA, PATA, USB, FireWire etc on Windows operating system.

Recovery Steps

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to a healthy Windows desktop / laptop
  • Run the software and follow the main screen procedure
  • “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” options will be displayed from the main screen
  • Click on the required option based on your data loss scenario
  • The application starts scanning the computer and shows all logical and physical partitions from your SCSI hard drive
  • Choose the drive / partition from where data is to be recovered and click “Next”
  • The software scans the selected SCSI partition and displays all recoverable data from it
  • After the recovery process, the recovered files are displayed in two types “Data Type” and “File Type” View
  • Switch between the two views types, which makes your search easier
  • Choose the files and folders which you would like to recover and
  • At last, browse for the destination location to save your recovered files

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t save any new data on your SCSI hard drive after data loss
  • Regularly backup your important SCSI data on a weekly or monthly basis

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