Data Recovery from PATA Drive

PATA (Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment) also known as IDE, which is a regular interface that is used within computer to connect all types of storage devices like hard disks and optical devices to the motherboard. Even though PATA drive is replaced by SATA nowadays, many users still prefer to use PATA hard drive as it is cost efficient and has high data transfer speed. However, despite the growing number of technological advances in the reliability of storage media, hard drive failure and data loss still continue to rise and PATA is one particular type of hard drive which is often haunted by data loss problems.

Possible causes behind data loss from PATA hard drive are:

  • If re-partitioning process gets interrupted due to power surge or improper shutdown of the system, then data present in PATA drive might get lost
  • In case you accidentally format important partition on PATA hard drive instead of unwanted one; for instance if you select D: drive instead of E: drive, then it erases all files from D drive
  • Reformatting PATA drive to change or convert file system will completely format the drive and creates new file system, but it will result in data loss if data backup is not taken before reformatting
  • Corruption of PATA hard drive as a consequence of software malfunction, virus attack, MBR corruption and others can cause loss of data from PATA hard drive
  • Bad sectors might develop on PATA hard disk in case if it has been used for long time and data present within and after bad sectors becomes inaccessible

You take extra care to protect your data on PATA drive, but the time will come when PATA drive does not respond to your command and just stops working due to unknown reasons. So only it is advised to create backup of important files. But, sometimes due to bad luck your PATA drive may not boot when you decide to backup essential data. In such condition, it is suggested to use reliable data recovery software to safely bring back data from PATA hard drive.

Data retrieval from PATA hard drive:

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software plays crucial role in recovering data from PATA hard drive. It will examine PATA hard drive carefully to find and extract recoverable files while scanning the drive. Its read-only feature keeps the original data intact and hence ensures secure recovery of data like documents, videos, photos, music files and lots more file types from PATA hard drive. It can quickly recover data from FAT, NTFS and exFAT partitions and store it in a location that you specify. With the aid of this software, you can even restore data from non bootable PATA hard drive. Apart from PATA, this hard drive recovery software support data recovery SAS, SCSI, SATA, ATA and other hard disk as well as external hard drive interfaces on Windows OS.

Procedure to get back data from PATA hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery tool and install it to your Windows system
  • Run the application and follow the main screen instructions
  • Select any one from the options “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • The software starts scanning and displays all logical partitions from your PATA drive
  • Select the drive or partition from where you want to restore the data and click “Next”
  • The application scans again and shows all retrievable data from it
  • Select files by making use of two view types which are “Data View” and “File Type”
  • Finally, browse for preferred destination location to save your recovered data using “Save” button

Useful information:

  • If your lost data on PATA drive has been overwritten by new content, then it is impossible to recover data, so make sure that you don’t add new files after data loss
  • Do not use PATA hard drive for long time, as it may get overheated and develop bad sectors