Rescue Files from LaCie D2 Quadra External HD

LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive provides maximum connectivity and as name implies it supports quadra interfaces like USB 2.0, eSATA, FireWire 800 and FireWire 400. One will get 7200 RPM data transfer rate to access and transfer data from LaCie D2 Quadra portable hard drive. Due to these unique and advanced features, LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drives are placed in top most reviewed portable storage components.

Before purchasing LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive user will review its features, but does the manufacturer give assurance to unforeseen data crises that might happen during usages of the portable storage device? Of course the probable answer is no. As few unintentional mouse clicks of users might lead to deletion or loss of files from LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive. Hence there is no guarantee for files stored in LaCie D2 Quadra portable HDD. There are number of reasons behind removal or missing of data from LaCie D2 portable hard as discussed below:

  • By mistake if you click “Format” option on LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive when it is connected to Mac system, then you will face huge amount of data loss
  • If you come across any interruptions (like abrupt removal of the device, power loss, etc) while transferring files from LaCie D2 external hard drive, then it may cause loss of files that were getting processed
  • Improper repartitioning / reformatting, overusage, formation of bad sectors, virus attack, etc may corrupt your healthy LaCie D2 Quadra removable HD and leads to loss of files stored in it

Unfortunately, some users of LaCie D2 Quadra 500GB external hard drive may rarely face these kinds of issues. However, don’t worry!!! Your data remains on the affected LaCie external hard drive, but it just becomes unreadable or inaccessible. One can retrieve permanently deleted or missing files from LaCie D2 Quadra portable HDD by using hard drive retrieval tool like Yodot Mac Data Recovery on Mac OS X.

LaCie D2 Quadra portable hard drive recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software offers best approach to access your deleted or lost files from LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive on Macintosh system. The application performs deep scanning of LaCie external hard drive and provides handy interface to regain files in few steps. One can get back all file formats (documents, Pages files, program files, images, media files, etc.) from LaCie D2 portable HDD. This tool supports restoration of data from volumes/drives formatted with FAT16, FAT32, HFSX, HFS and HFS+ file systems. It rescues files and folders even from memory cards, iPods, pen drives, internal Mac hard drives and others on Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard), Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) operating systems.

Steps to bring data from LaCie D2 Quadra portable drive:

  • Download and install Mac Data Recovery program to healthy Mac system
  • Connect LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive to that Macintosh machine
  • After that setup the application by login as a system admin and proceed further with clear on screen instructions
  • Main screen consists of two options such as “Partition Recovery” and “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery” options
  • Select any options depending on the data loss scenario you have come across with LaCie D2 external hard drive
  • Next you will get a window containing all the volumes present in that Mac system including LaCie D2 Quadra external hard drive
  • Later select the volume that represent your LaCie external hard drive
  • This utility will scan selected drive and displays all the files preserved it
  • Lastly, mark required files and save them to your preferred location on system, external hard drive or to CD/DVD (But no the same LaCie D2 Quadra 500GB external drive)

Instructions to be followed:

  • Always detach your LaCie D2 Quadra 500GB external hard disk using “Eject” or “Safe Removal of hardware” options
  • Store multiple copies of essential files and folders of LaCie D2 external HDD in more than one storage component
  • Conform twice before formatting any Mac volume when any external hard drive is connected to the Mac computer

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