Data Recovery from Gateway 160GB Portable USB 2.0 External HD

“Hi guys, my 160GB Gateway Portable USB2.0 external drive crashed today leaving all my data in vain. This happened when I abruptly removed the drive from system after its use without formal ejection option as usual. Now, all my valuable pictures, movies and other project related files are out of my reach. How can I restore data from this Gateway Portable drive? Please suggest me proper method to get rid of this data disaster.”

Gateway is one of the manufacturers of storage devices like external hard disk, whose amazing product is 2.5” Portable USB2.0 external hard drive that has storage capacity of 160GB. This external hard drive can be easily used on Windows computer with excellent data transfer speed. However, essential data on 2.5 inch Gateway Portable drive might become inaccessible, missing or deleted due to various issues. Some of the troublesome events that results in data loss from Gateway 2.5 Portable USB 2.0 160GB hard drive are:

  • Using same Gateway Portable 2.5” external drive on multiple operating systems can make the drive inaccessible leading to data loss
  • Connecting 160GB Gateway Portable USB2.0 removable drive to a virus infected computer can result in corrupting drive and hence causes data inaccessibility
  • File system corruption, partition corruption, Format error and other corruption issues due to logical errors will make data on 2.5 Portable Gateway USB2.0 drive inaccessible
  • User mistakes like accidentally formatting the drive, erasing any partition instead of unwanted partition, deleting files without confirmation, etc. will render loss of crucial data from Gateway usb2.0 160GB Portable hard disk
  • Gateway 160GB Portable hard drive crash due to aging factors, pilling up of bad media spots on drive, severe corruption and other software conflicts

Data lost or erased from 160GB Gateway USB2.0 Portable 2.5 external hard drive will create confusions and panic because usually external hard drives are used to store backup of critical data from system; and losing very essential information is not avoidable in most of the cases. Fortunately, such data loss disasters can be reverted by using excellent data recovery programs to extract all lost data.

The most efficient third party utility to restore data from Gateway 160GB Portable 2.5 USB2.0 external hard drive is Yodot Hard Drive Recovery. This recovery program is best in recovering lost / inaccessible data from external hard drives like Gateway 160GB 2.5 Portable on Windows PC within few clicks. Enriched with excellent recovery algorithms, the software can easily rescue data from internal hard drive, USB flash drive, FireWire drive, SSD and other storage devices. It supports retrieval of data from IDE, SATA, SCSI, ATA, PATA interfaced hard drives and external hard drives. Also, this software can regain files from drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, ExFAT, NTFS5 and ReFS file systems. Just download the trial version of the software on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2008 or Windows Vista OS based computers or laptops and check the recovery efficiency.

Steps required for 160GB Gateway 2.5 Portable USB2.0 hard drive recovery:

  • Connect the Gateway Portable 160GB external drive to a Windows system
  • Download the software on this system and complete its installation process
  • Now, run the utility; in main screen you will find two options as “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Click on required option based on data loss scenario and click next
  • From the list of logical and physical drives in forthcoming screen, choose the drive associated with Gateway 160GB 2.5 Portable USB2.0 drive from which data is lost
  • Then, if required select the file types you wish to restore or just skip the step
  • Now, software performs a deep scan of chosen drive and restores each and every file from it
  • Recovered data will be presented in Data view / File type view
  • Glance at the files and save them to desired destination location on host system drive, but not to the same Gateway Portable drive from which data was retrieved

Valuable Tips:

  • Avoid abrupt termination of Gateway 160GB 2.5 Portable external drive from system
  • Make use of powerful antivirus tool to safeguard Gateway 160GB portable drive from malicious viruses
  • Maintain accurate  backup of essential data from 2.5 USB2.0 Gateway Portable drive on other storage devices