eSATA Hard Drive Data Recovery on Mac

External Serial Advanced Technology Attachment known as eSATA is similar to SATA hard drives but differs in the interface (connection type). These external hard drives are portable which provides high storage capacity than any other flash drives and allow you to carry your data wherever you go. Compared to other external hard drives eSATA hard drives has fast data transfer speeds as they are three times faster than USB 2.0 and FireWire 400, which makes it an excellent option for external storage disk.

However like USB and FireWire interface, even these high capacity hard disks are not free from data loss, corruption or other problems. There are many scenarios due to which data loss occurs on eSATA hard drives, some of the main causes are mentioned below:

  • Formatting: Formatting the external eSATA hard drive unintentionally or to remove errors
  • Changing File System: Changing the file system of your external SATA hard disk from HFS to HFS+
  • Deleted: Deleting files, folders or even volumes from eSATA portable hard drive by mistake
  • Interruption: Interrupting the transfer process while moving data from external eSATA hard drive to your Mac machine
  • Bad Sectors: Bad sectors on external eSATA hard drive sometimes result in complete data loss
  • Other Reasons: Other reasons possibly include Volume header corruption, catalog file corruption, hardware failure, Mac OS malfunction and many more

The list of data loss causes goes on, but no matter how you lost it you can still manage to recover those lost data if you take necessary steps to avoid overwriting of data on eSATA hard drive. Firstly don’t use your eSATA hard drives after any data loss mishap and employ a data recovery tool to rescue you valuable files from eSATA hard drive on Mac OS.

So how to find files from these eSATA hard drives?

In this context you can make use of Yodot Mac Data Recovery software that is specially designed to get back your data from eSATA external hard drive on Mac computer. Recovering lost files and folders from deleted, missing, formatted, reformatted and corrupted volumes on eSATA hard disk is possible by using this software. Additionally, you can do file recovery from various types of laptop or desktop hard drives, USB drives, memory cards, iPods and many other storage devices on Max OS X machines.

Steps to recover data from eSATA external hard drive:

  • First connect your eSATA external hard disk to a virus free healthy Mac machine
  • Download the application to that Mac desktop / laptop and install the software
  • Run the installed application and follow the main screen steps
  • “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” options will be displayed on the main screen, choose the option based on your data loss scenario
  • The software scans and shows all the logical and external Volumes connected to the system, choose the Volume which indicates your “eSATA hard drive” and click on “Next” button
  • In the next step, you can choose the file types which you want to recover back or simply click “Mark All” option
  • The software shows all the lost and deleted data from your selected eSATA hard drive, choose the files which you want to retrieve back
  • You can also preview your recovered files before saving them to any desired destination location, but not to the same eSATA external hard drive device

Important Points

  • Never interrupt while copying contents from your eSATA external hard disk device to Mac computer
  • Use an efficient antivirus software program to remove viruses from your Mac machine
  • Backup your important files from your eSATA hard drive before performing format operation

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