Lost Data Recovery from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0

Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 is one of the high performances delivering external storage drive used on both Widows and Mac platforms. This portable drive is a great advantage for computers with USB 3.0 port; because, it support high data speed transfers from or to the system with USB 3.0 interface thus it reduces user time to great extent. Its sleek design and compact size can hoard data in range of 500GB and 640GB capacities. Further, MiniStation Cobalt 3.0 USB is preinstalled with Buffalo Backup utility that is compatible with Mac Time Machine to create updated backups.

Unfortunately, there are few Mac users who have lost data from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 external hard drive. Consider a real time scenario here; assume that you connected MiniStation Cobalt on a Mac machine to transfer few files from it to computer. But, before you completed the file transfer, drive was disconnected from system unintentionally. You reconnected the drive and repeated the same, but unfortunately this time process got dismissed due to power surge. Now, you found that the files being transferred were missing from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 drive. Apart from abrupt removal and interrupted file transfer as in the above scenario, users can even lose data from MiniStation USB 3.0 Cobalt hard drive in following scenarios:

  • Unintended deletion of data from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 when Auto empty Trash is enabled
  • Erasing data mistakenly from MiniStation Cobalt using Mac Terminal
  • Malware intrusion is another critical factor that can render huge data loss from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 when infected or when connected to viruses infected computer
  • Formatting or reformatting MiniStation Cobalt drive without holding proper backup of necessary data from the drive
  • File system corruption, volume corruption, Apple Partition Map damage and other logical errors can even make data on Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 inaccessible

Losing data from MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 portable storage drive is an unusual task as users might have saved very crucial information and situations still gets terrible, when there isn’t correct backup of essential data. However, there is no need to worry much as lost data from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt can be retrieved with the aid of good third party external USB drive recovery tools.

Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is the proficient tool to get back all types of files lost and erased from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt drive. This software can perform complete recovery of data from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 after various corruption issues. It expertly rescues data like MS Office files, iWork files, compressed archives, folders, program files, etc. from internal as well as external hard drives within few mouse clicks. Along with Buffalo MiniStation, this tool also helps to resolve problems like, lost data on Iomega Ego in Mac Mini, unable to access LaCie Thunderbolt on iMac, WD My Passport is not recognized on MacBook and many other portable hard drive problems on Mac OS X. One can install this program on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite OS X versions

Steps to accomplish data recovery from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt 3.0 USB:

  • Connect the victim Buffalo MiniStation to a Mac machine through proper cable
  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery on this machine and install it
  • After complete installation, run the utility and wait for main screen
  • In main window, click on “Volume Recovery” option if you wish to restore lost or missing data
  • Else, click on “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option if data is lost due to format
  • Upcoming screen shows all the drives / volumes present on the Mac machine
  • Select the volume representing Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 drive that is connected externally on system
  • Clicking next, you can choose required file types to recover or else simply click on Mark All or Skip button
  • Software performs complete scan of selected drive in few seconds
  • Next, entire restorable files from Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt USB 3.0 will be listed in two view types
  • Go through the files in Data view or File Type view options and preview selected file details
  • Now, Save necessary files to desired destination location on host Mac computer drive by clicking on Save button (however not to the same Buffalo MiniStation Cobalt drive from where files were recovered)

Necessary Tips:

  • Do not erase files from Buffalo MiniStation using Terminal on Mac
  • Eschew the habit of abrupt removal of MiniStation Cobalt from Mac computer
  • Hold multiple backup of vital data from Buffalo MiniStation USB 3.0 on other storage components