Rescue Data from Iomega Prestige External Hard Drive

Overview of Iomega Prestige

Iomega Prestige is a popular model of desktop, portable and compact USB hard drives. Iomega Prestige hard drives offer perfect solution for escalating desktop or laptop data storage capacity. Apart from saving data on computers, Iomega Prestige USB hard drives made it easy to carry and transfer huge amount of data. One can safely store their data on Iomega Prestige portable hard drives, as these drives are integrated with Trend Micro Internet Security feature. But, care should be taken while connecting, ejecting, transferring or accessing data from Iomega Prestige external hard drive to any other system. As there exist chance of data loss due to unintended formatting, accidental deletion, mishandling of the device, etc on Iomega Prestige portable hard drives.

Scenario: Let us consider a situation, where a user determined to move some data from Iomega Prestige portable hard drive to Windows PC. Therefore, user plugged portable hard drive to the system and transferred some data. After transferring data, in hurry to disconnect the Iomega Prestige external hard drive, user opted for “Format” option in place of “Eject” option that listed in the menu on Windows system. This act of user erased complete data stored in Iomega Prestige external hard drive.

In some situation, improper usage of the device may corrupt file system in Iomega Prestige external hard drive. In such scenario, USB hard drive may fail to mount its data or it might turn into RAW by making its data inaccessible to user. Even formatting error force you to format Iomega Prestige portable hard drive, which erases complete data saved in it. Apart from these reasons, overusage of Iomega Prestige portable hard drive might cause data loss due to formation of bad sectors.

Even though it’s annoying to lose or erase data from Iomega Prestige external hard drive, it’s not necessary to worry!!! Because, after deleting or formatting Iomega Prestige portable hard drive its data will not be completely deleted, only its index entries gets removed from file system table. Therefore, you can bring back missing or lost data by employing hard drive recovery tool.

Iomega Prestige data recovery data tool

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the most recommended software to bring back lost or erased data from Iomega Prestige external hard drive. It includes fast data restoration algorithms that can scan the device completely to rescue missing or deleted data efficiently. The application extracts different types of files such as MS Office files, archived files, image files, audio files, video files and other file formats from Iomega Prestige portable hard drive on Windows system. You can even obtain erased data from Iomega Prestige external HDD having bad sectors by creating its disk image. Additionally, this tool restores data from internal hard drive, flash drive, memory card and other storage devices on Windows system installed with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems.

Simple steps to restore data from Iomega Prestige external hard drive:

  • Connect the affected Iomega Prestige USB hard drive to a healthy Windows computer
  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery utility tool to that system
  • Execute the software and follow the instructions appearing on the screen
  • Select any of data recovery options such as “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” based on data loss scenarios
  • Next, this tool will display all the drives present on that Windows system including externally connected Iomega Prestige external hard drive
  • Now select from the partitions present on your Iomega Prestige USB hard drive and click on “Next” button
  • Make your selection for particular file types or click on “Skip” to select all the file types by default
  • Later the application scans drive and displays all the missing or erased files and folders rescued from Iomega Prestige drive
  • End the process by saving the preferred files and folders to your desired destination location (Not to the same Iomega Prestige external hard drive)

Protective Measures:

  • Perform dispatching of Iomega Prestige external hard drive from system using “Eject” or “Safe removal of hardware” options
  • Backup essential files of Iomega Prestige USB hard drive in more than one storage device
  • Do not store any new data in Iomega Prestige portable HD after data loss