Retrieve Data from Buffalo DriveStation

No storage device is free from data loss, how careful you may. Consider a scenario, “I was formatting a drive on iMac and selected Buffalo DriveStation external hard drive by mistake. After formatting I realized that the selected drive was a different one. All the photos, music files, game applications, etc. which I had stored in it are gone now. I had started collecting files on it from a very long time. Please help me getting back my data from the DriveStation.” If this is the case, then don’t worry. You can retrieve files from Buffalo DriveStation external hard drive using Mac data recovery software.

In spite of knowing that you can restore data lost or deleted from Buffalo DriveStation, it is a haunted feeling to lose huge amount of data from it. DriveStations are external hard drives for Mac desktops, i.e. iMac by Buffalo technology. Performance of hard drive for any user is important and Buffalo DriveStation provides that for people in affordable prices. They have range of external hard drives for accomplishing customer’s needs. You can pick the one suiting your requirement that depends on speed of HDD, interface connection, capacity range, number of drives and so on.

Some of the reasons for data loss from Buffalo DriveStation portable drive are as follows:

  • Accidental deletion: It happens sometimes when you delete files from Buffalo DriveStation inadvertently
  • File transfer disturbance: File transfer process gets disturbed due to sudden power outage, disturbance in connection, etc. then data from DriveStation will be lost
  • Virus infection: When viruses infect files on Buffalo DriveStation then you lose access to them
  • Improper usage: Using Buffalo DriveStation improperly like, abruptly pulling it out of iMac port results in corruption of file system on it and drive becomes inaccessible

Whatever may be the situation in which you lose files from Buffalo DriveStation external hard drive, you can always retrieve files from it using recovery software like Yodot Mac Data Recovery software.

Have a look at the features of Mac data recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software helps you to perform Buffalo DriveStation data recovery. You can restore files of different types from simple documents to complex media files. This utility is capable of retrieving data from different models of DriveStations used on iMac. It supports data restoration from iMac with different OS like Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion. File recovery from drives with file systems like HFS+, HFSX and FAT is possible using this program.

Simple procedure to retrieve Buffalo DriveStation data:

  • Download external hard drive recovery software for Mac and install it on Mac desktop
  • Connect Buffalo DriveStation portable drive to Mac and run installed software
  • From main screen, select “Volumes Recovery” and proceed
  • Select icon of Buffalo DriveStation from next screen and click on “Next”
  • Tool scans selected drive and displays file systems on it
  • Select the volume from which you want to restore data and click on “Next”
  • Select file types that you are searching for, from file list on software wizard and click on “Next”
  • Utility scans file system of Buffalo DriveStation and you can view the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Preview selected files using “Preview” option
  • Save recovered files on a drive of Mac computer using “Save” option

Important measures:

  • Handle Buffalo DriveStation carefully, always safe remove it from port of iMac
  • Use UPS to avoid power outage that may cause data loss