Get Back Data from LaCie FireWire 800 Drive

“Hi, I have got a problem with my LaCie FireWire 800 external hard drive. When I connect it to my computer, it gets detected as usual. But it does not open upon clicking on it. It is displaying an error that the drive needs to be formatted before use. I have backed up huge amount of data in it from a very long time. Please suggest with a solution to get back data from my inaccessible LaCie FireWire 800 portable hard drive. Many thanks in advance...”

You might have come across the situation as illustrated above or the similar one. You never thought that you would lose data from LaCie FireWire 800 drive which comes with lot of advanced features. It has four levels of rugged protection, user friendly software suite, good data transfer rate and security. It comes with shock absorbing sleeve, rubber bumpers, anti-scratch casing of aluminum and 1000g shock resistant hard drive. It is really hard to digest when data gets lost from LaCie FireWire 800 drive provided with so much of data security. Few of the instances where data will be lost from LaCie external hard drive are as given below:-

  • File system corruption: File system of LaCie FireWire 800 drive gets corrupt due to virus infection or abrupt removal of LaCie drive from computer causing loss of data
  • Data transfer interruption: Data loss cam take place while moving data from LaCie FireWire 800 drive to any other drive on computer, because the process may get interrupted for reasons like abrupt system turn off, improper connection between drives and so on
  • Formatting drive: Formatting drive on LaCie FireWire 800 external hard drive either intentionally or accidentally results in deletion of complete data from it
  • Virus infection: Viruses infect data on LaCie FireWire 800 external hard drive when it is connected to a computer infected by viruses or via internet

Any of the above reasons might cause for loss of data from LaCie portable hard drive FireWire 800 on your computer. However, you can retrieve data from your LaCie external hard drive using outstanding external hard data software such as Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

LaCie FireWire 800 data recovery tool:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery lets you retrieve data from LaCie FireWire 800 portable hard drive on your computer. It has speedy recovery technique implemented in it to restore files like documents, photos, videos, audios, etc from LaCie FireWire 800 drive on your Windows system. It not only supports data retrieval from LaCie FireWire 800 drives, but also from other brands of FireWire external hard drives like Seagate, Transcend, Samsung, Iomega, SanDisk, etc. It even supports data restoration from internal desktop/laptop hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, iPods, media players and other storage media on Windows OS. This program works compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems..

Steps to recover data from LaCie portable hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to install it on your PC
  • Connect LaCie FireWire 800 portable hard drive to the system
  • Launch the software and select “Partition Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select icon of LaCie portable hard drive connected to the computer and click on “Next”
  • Select file types which you are looking for and click on “Next”
  • Software starts scanning and displays the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Click on any media file and select “Preview” option to view file
  • Save them using “Save” option on location you prefer on your computer

Points to Remember:

  • Avoid using external hard drives on computers whose file system is not compatible with its OS
  • Safely eject your LaCie LaCie FireWire 800 external hard drive to avoid corruption or data loss