SATA Hard Drive Recovery

A SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) hard drive is a device in computers used for storing operating system, applications, documents, media files, etc. SATA hard drives have been in great demand ever since they have been introduced. It is not compatibility alone that is responsible to its increasing popularity, but also the access speed that has attracted customers towards it.

Many users make use of this hard drive as their primary hard drive to run applications and perform other tasks. However, there are instances when your hard drive gets crashed due to some errors and makes you lose data from it. If the data is extremely important to you and you have not taken backup of it, then you should make use of relevant recovery software in order to get your data back.

Some of the causes of data loss from SATA Hard Drive

  • Accidental Deletion: Wrong usage of cut and paste commands, using Shift+Delete keys while deleting, emptying of recycle bin can cause loss of important files from your SATA hard drive.
  • Hard Drive Crash: File system conversion errors, Virus attacks, bad sectors on hard drive, etc are the reasons that lead to hard drive crash. Files becomes inaccessible when hard drive crashes and lead to lose valuable files
  • Accidental Formatting: If you accidentally format the partition on hard drive instead of some other, for example, instead of E: drive if you select D: drive then it leads to data loss
  • Partitioning Errors: If you try to create new partition by using some ineffective third party software, then it may lead to lose files from your SATA hard drive
  • Common Errors: Improper shut down of computer, sudden fluctuations in power supply, usage of some third party software like antivirus might result in loss of precious files from your SATA hard drive
  • Improper Formatting: Formatting SATA hard drive without keeping backup of it leads to entire data loss from it
  • Reformatting: Reformatting SATA hard drive by converting the file system results in data loss. This creates a completely new file system and hence erases all the data present in your SATA hard drive

What can be done to overcome permanent data loss?

Whenever any file is accidentally deleted, lost or formatted from your SATA hard drive, there is no need to think that it is the end. It is the time to download and make use of recovery software such as Yodot Hard Drive Recovery.

Brief introduction about the software

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery is the most excellent software which uses advanced and latest methods to recover your data. It provides you with two search options, namely, “Normal Scan” and “Smart Scan” by utilizing which you can find the files you are searching for. The most significant feature of this software is it is simple and user friendly interface. It supports most of the popular disks such as Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Toshiba etc. Moreover it supports all the latest versions of Windows OS such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows server 2008 and Windows 2003. You can download the free demo version of this software and evaluate the recovery results.

Recovery Steps

  • Download and install Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software and install it to your computer
  • Once the installation is done run the software to begin the recovery process
  • As soon as you run the software, two options are displayed which are “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select any one out of the two based on your requirement
  • After you select the option, you can see all the drives present in your system
  • Choose the one from which recovery can be done
  • Now select from the logical partitions present on the drive you have selected and continue by pressing “Next”
  • On the next window you can see all the files present in the selected partition. Make your selection or click on “Skip” to select all the file types by default
  • Now wait till the software finishes its scanning process
  • As the scanning ends, software displays all the recovered files in two distinct view types; “Data Type” and “File Type”
  • Make use of the two view types, to view and select the files which you need to recover
  • Preview the files in order to confirm that you have selected the right one to recover
  • Save the recovered file in a desired location


  • Keep the backup of important files so that you can restore it when you are in need
  • Do not use your hard drive after data loss
  • Make use of any good recovery software to scan virus