Recover Data from Iomega Ego Hard Drive

Since many years, Iomega is providing excellent storage solution which meets the needs of both normal users and business employees. Iomega is one of the award winning manufactures of most reliable external hard drives used by many Mac users worldwide. And Iomega Ego is the popular external hard drive developed by Iomega.

These drives are widely used because it provides USB 3.0 connection which offers super fast data transmission speed up to 5Gbps. With its charming look, style and small size; it is perfect for travel environments. The best use of Iomega Ego external hard drive is that it automatically keeps a backup of all your important digital data, such that even if something goes wrong with your internal hard drive, there is no need to worry about your important data. However, there are many users who face data loss from Iomega Ego external hard drives just like from other hard drive brands.

So, if you find that some important data from your Iomega Ego is missing or deleted, then it is highly suggested to stop using the device and take the help of professional recovery software to perform data recovery from Iomega Ego HDD. Some of the main reasons for data loss from Iomega Ego are explained below:

  • Virus Infection: Most frequent reason for data loss from Iomega Ego external hard drive is virus infection. When any deadly virus or malware infects your Iomega hard drive then it damages its file system and severely corrupts it. When your Iomega HDD gets corrupt then it starts displaying many error messages and if this problem remains even after antivirus scanning then the only option to overcome the problem is formatting which results in complete data loss.
  • Wrong Usage: Improper handling of Iomega Ego HD is also a reason behind data loss. Instances such as removing Iomega hard disk during data transfer, using same Iomega Ego portable hard drive on multiple operating systems, adding new data even if Iomega removable hard drive is full, power failure while moving data from hard disk drive to other storage media and so on.
  • Other Reasons: Other factors include unintentional deletion, accidental format, Volume header corruption, Mac operating system failure, application malfunction, hardware crash and many others

Iomega Ego Data Recovery Software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is a non destructive and a safe recovery application to perform data recovery from Iomega Ego external hard drive. The tool supports recovery of files like music, photos, video clips, documents, RAW images, Office files, applications and many other file types. More to this, it restores data from both internal and external Mac hard drives. Furthermore helps to retrieve data lost from many others external drives such as WD My Book, LaCie Rugged Mini, Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex and so on.

Steps to perform Iomega Ego data recovery:

  • Connect your Iomega Ego external hard drive to a healthy Mac machine as secondary drive
  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery application and install the software on Mac system
  • The main screen displays two options, “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the option based on your data loss scenario
  • The software scans and displays all physical and logic volumes from the system
  • Choose the slave drive (Iomega Ego) and click on “Next” button
  • The next window, allows you to select the file types which you want to retrieve
  • Mark the desired file types or simply click “Mark All” option
  • The tool scans the drive and shows all lost and deleted files from the selected drive
  • Choose the files and folders which you want to obtain back
  • Finally, save the recovered files to your desired destination location on Mac system but not to the same Iomega Ego hard disk


  • Avoid adding any new data to Iomega Ego external hard drive after data loss mishap
  • Back up your important data prior to any format operation
  • Use antivirus application to avoid hard drive corruption due to virus infection