Recover Data from Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity on Mac

External hard drive is the best source to safely save and carry useful data for computer users. There are various manufacturers of portable hard drives for Mac users like Toshiba, Hitachi, WD, Seagate, etc where Buffalo is one of the well known hard drive storage producers. Buffalo’s product DriveStation Axis velocity is a renowned external hard drive for secure storage and backup solution to most of the Mac users.

Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity can hold data up to 3TB, by providing USB 3.0 high speed data interface. So, one can easily store all necessary data on this DriveStation Axis Velocity that also supports high security of data with 256 bit AES hardware encryption. The hard drive is also pre-filled with automatic backup utility for scheduled backup of Mac hard drive data. However, Mac users lose data even from Buffalo DriveStation Axis velocity removable drive in multiple scenarios.

Below given are the regularly seen circumstances in which data from DriveStation may be lost:

  • Improperly ejecting DriveStation Axis velocity from the system, while any data is being accessed or when data is been transferred from drive to system
  • Use of multiple antivirus programs to scan DriveStation Axis Velocity on Mac OS X may cause deletion / loss of crucial data
  • Forcefully formatting the Buffalo drive when it shows format error after getting connected on Mac system
  • Other issues like OS reinstallation, reformatting the drive, file system corruption, virus infection, repartitioning and so on may result in loss of vital data from Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity drive

Way to extract lost data from Buffalo DriveStation Axis velocity on OS X:

Since, Mac is gifted with Time Machine backup utility, user can easily retrieve data that is lost and erased from Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity HD. Just connect the drive to Mac system, go to Time Machine utility; find the recent modified version of files that are missing from DriveStation and restore back. If this is not available, then one should try using good third party data restoration tool to get back lost files from Buffalo DriveStation portable drive.

One of the best utility to restore data from Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity on Mac system is Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool. This software is built with excellent recovery algorithms that quickly scans entire hard drive for missing or erased data and retrieves it within few clicks. Designed by knowledgeable data recovery experts, this tool is extremely safe to use for recovery of files like documents, pictures, program files, text files, spreadsheets and many other from external as well as internal hard drives. The application also support recovery of data from other hard drive models like Toshiba, Hitachi, Seagate, WD, etc. on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion OS X computers.

Working procedure for extracting data from Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity:

  • Connect your Buffalo DriveStation Axis Velocity portable hard drive to a Mac system
  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool and install it on the Mac computer on which the drive is connected
  • Follow the provided instructions and run the utility
  • Next screen provides two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Make your selection according to the data loss situation on the external drive
  • Further, select the volume that represents DriveStation Axis Velocity from which data has to be restored
  • Next, select required file types that you wish to recover or by default all file types will be selected
  • By clicking next, the tool scans the drive sector-by-sector and provides a list of recoverable files
  • Go through the restored files using Data View / File Type view options
  • Select necessary files, target the location on Mac system to save the files and click save

Precautionary tips to avoid data loss:

  • Before erasing files from Sony external HDD, cross verify that these files are not required for further use
  • Always maintain multiple copies of important files on different storage devices
  • Avoid using same Sony portable hard drive on different operating systems that may corrupt the drive