Regain Data from Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 Drive

Apricorn Aegis Bio is a portable hard drive with speedy USB 3.0 connections, 5400 RPM, storage capacity of 1.5 TB. The advanced security features of Apricorn Aegis Bio portable hard drive make it feel different from other portable hard drives. The Aegis Bio portable hard drive has a built in biometric fingerprint access pad right on the drive. Using Embedded Enrolment feature, the hard drive stores all the fingerprint information right on the drive without relying on software or on the host computer; it allows you to swipe your finger and unlock the drive when it’s connected to any device. The device also goes through the surface skin layers to view the live layers, which means it can detect any attempts to fool the system with fake fingerprints. The system also keeps information for up to five fingerprints, so you can share it with other trusted users and use the advanced AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption to ensure the integrity of your data.

Though Apricorn Aegis Bio portable hard drive has so many advanced features for securing data from unauthorised users, it cannot secure data loss from due to trusted user mistakes or other reasons. Some of the data loss scenarios on Apricorn Aegis Bio drive are given below:

  • Deletion of important files or folders from Aegis Bio portable hard drive by mistake
  • Data might get deleted from Apricorn hard drive because of virus or malware infections
  • Accidental formatting of Aegis Bio external hard drive when connected to Mac system
  • Data might get lost due to transfer errors occurred while moving files from Aegis Bio drive to computer or vice-versa
  • Improper handling of Aegis Bio drive like sudden unplugging and improper insertion can damage or deleted data on drive

Don’t worry if you have lost data from your Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 Drive!!! There are solutions to these potential catastrophes. One thing you must know is when data is deleted or lost from Aegis external hard drive, it won’t get lost permanently!! Only the index information of deleted or lost files will be removed from file system and its space on disk will be available for storing new data. Lost data gets lost forever, when its space is overwritten with new data. Hence you must stop adding data or using Aegis portable drive after losing data from it. Then you can make use of any professional external hard drive recovery tool for rescuing data from Apricorn Aegis Bio portable drive.

Mac portable hard drive recovery tool:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery is specifically built to rescue data from Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 external hard drive. This software has advanced scanning algorithms, which scans Aegis Bio USB 3.0 external drive sector-by-sector to extract and rescue data from it. You can even use this program for recovering data from iMac computer, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and other storage drives on Macintosh operating system. This software also supports recovery of data from Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, LaCie, Buffalo, Verbatim and other portable hard drive brands on Macintosh system. In addition, you can retrieve files from FireWire drives, flash memory cards, Mac system hard drives, USB drives, iPods, etc on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating system.

Recovery steps for extracting data from Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 drive:

  • Connect your Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0  external hard drive to Mac computer through USB port
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software onto the Mac machine
  • Launch the application to start recovery process and follow recovery steps present on screen
  • Software displays two options in the main screen. i.e., “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted/ Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the appropriate option depending on scenario that has caused data loss on your Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 external hard drive
  • Software scans and displays all logical volumes present in Mac system including Apricorn Aegis Bio external hard drive
  • Choose the external hard drive from which you need to extract data and press ”Next” button
  • In next screen, you can see a list of different file types from which you can either select particular file types to recover or simply click on “Skip” option to choose all file types by default
  • After scanning process is completed, the application displays all extracted data from your Aegis Bio USB 3.0 external hard drive
  • View the recovered data in two types of view .i.e., “Data View” Or “File Type View”
  • Select the data that you want to extract and save it to your desired destination location (not to the same external hard drive from where you extracted data)


  • Don’t connect your Apricorn Aegis Bio USB 3.0 external hard drive to virus contaminated Mac machine
  • Use proper ejection process while unplugging Aegis Bio USB 3.0 portable hard drive from computer
  • Avoid using third party applications for creating new volumes on Apricorn Bio USB 3.0 external hard drive