Restore Data from Old IDE Hard Drive

“In my office I have a collection of hard drive setting in file cabinet. Few are old IDE drives and some are recent SATA drives. It was working good over years, but now I am hooked up in my computer as slave. That is whenever I try to access the drives, it blocks my access due to some unknown error. Moreover, I don't want to lose data from any of the drive, especially from old IDE hard drive. How to recover data efficiently? Reliable suggestions are welcomed!!!”

IDE is abbreviated as integrated drive electronics, it was developed by Western Digital and later commonly known as ATA or PATA. It is used for connecting storage device such as floppy disc, hard drive, etc. to desktop. The innovative technology interface is integrated with drive controller which makes it unique from other interfaces. The interface is done with 40 pin cable between hard disk and computer. It is the mostly used interface of its efficient cost and high speed data transfer. However, these drives are prone to data loss like other hard drive.

Few scenarios resulting in data loss from old IDE hard drive:

No need to panic, if you undergo any of the above mentioned situations and forgot to take backup of vital files. Still you can bring back data from old IDE hard drive by using reliable hard drive recovery with few simple procedure after data loss.

Utility to restore data from old IDE hard drive:

User can utilize Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software to restore data from old IDE hard drive on Windows computer. Its inbuilt algorithm can scan and recover data from corrupted, reformatted, formatted or unreadable drives. It is engineered to retrieve documents, Excel sheets, PDF, presentation files, generic media files, compressed files and other file types. This tool supports data recovery from various storage devices such as internal hard drive, flash drives, SSD drives, memory card, removable hard drives, etc. Along with IDE, it can easily retrieve data from computer hard drives having ATA, SATA, SCSI, PATA and other interfaces. This app helps you to recover files from storage media drive deleted or formatted with FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExFAT file system. This product is compatible to recover partition information from Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating system. In demo version of Yodot Hard Drive recovery, the user can know each and every steps that have to be followed to restore data.

Steps to get data from old IDE hard drive:


  • Avoid mishandling of IDE hard drive while working in system
  • Don't save retrieved data to same IDE hard drive from which files are restored
  • Stop using IDE hard drive after facing data loss scenario

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