How to Rescue Data from Buffalo MiniStation?

Buffalo MiniStation external hard drive is compatible with the Mac computers having Mac OS X 10.6.6 and later versions of the operating system. Its sleek design makes it easy to carry and has shock resistant aluminum case. It comes with lot of friendly features like dual cable connections including Thunderbolt and USB, compatible with Time Machine and hence you can schedule backups to save your important files on Buffalo MiniStation.

At times while using the Buffalo MiniStation, you may end up with unusual condition. When you have connected the Buffalo MiniStation to your Mac computer, you may get an error message. It reads as “Cannot initialize disk”, this can be due to improper handling of the device. The external hard drive contained lot of data containing crucial documents, official projects files, media files and other information that you had saved from a long time period. If you cannot afford to lose files from it, then try top get data off Buffalo MiniStation external hard drive using fine data recovery software.

Buffalo MiniStation portable hard drive might have got corrupted resulting in inaccessibility of data preserved in it. You may get the error messages like “The disk in drive: E is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” The message is because of the corruption of external hard drive. Abruptly removing external hard drives from the Mac computer ports, reusing it on different systems frequently, virus attacks etc are responsible for corruption of Buffalo MiniStation external HDD.

The Buffalo MiniStation external drive corruption is nothing but the file system corruption. When its file system gets corrupted, then the device is not recognized by operating system when you connect it to Mac computer for accessing data. Hence, external hard disk is not mounted on the Mac system and makes its data inaccessible or unreadable. The data might also be lost when you delete files from Buffalo MiniStation external drive or formatted the drive. Do not panic in such situations. Stop using the Buffalo MiniStation and do not perform any actions on it in order to avoid overwriting of the lost data. One of the finest data restoration tools called Yodot Mac Data Recovery software can be used to get back data on Buffalo MiniStation successfully.

About software to recover data from Buffalo MiniStation:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software helps you to retrieve deleted or lost data from Buffalo MiniStation. Using the software, you can restore data of any format including Word documents, excel sheets, presentations, photos, videos, audios, etc from Buffalo MiniStation external drive on your Mac system. You can even recover data from internal hard drives of iMac, Mac Mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air using this software. You can also restore data from various external hard drives supported by Mac OS namely Western Digital, LaCie, Seagate, Iomega, Imation and others. Trial version of the software is available for you to preview the lost or missing files before activating the software. It works well on Mac Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating systems.

Steps to carry out data recovery from Buffalo MiniStation:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on your Mac system
  • Connect your Buffalo MiniStation to that Macintosh Machine
  • Run the software by proceeding with main screen instruction
  • You will observe two option from main screen they are “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select “Volume Recovery” from main screen
  • Then the application scans the entire system and displays all the drives present in it. Select the drive of Buffalo MiniStation external hard drive and click on “Next” button
  • Now the tool starts scanning selected volume and displays list of missing or erased data from Buffalo MiniStation
  • Select the file types which you want to recover and click on “Next” button. Otherwise click on “Skip” to recover all the files
  • Preview the files and save recovery session in order to resume the recovery session whenever you want to save files on the drive
  • Use “Save” option on the software wizard by providing path of the location where you want to save files on drive of computer

Important Notes:

  • Use updated anti-virus on the computer and keep a regular check of any threats on the external drive
  • Always safely eject the Buffalo MiniStation external hard drive from Mac system
  • Save a spare copy of your crucial data to avoid loss in some unexpected data loss scenario