Recover Data from LaCie Rugged Mini External Hard Drive

LaCie Rugged Mini is an external hard disk drive sharing features of the other LaCie’s Rugged drives, the small size makes it completely mobile, and its exterior provides protection from accidental drops, shocks and pressures i.e. even if you drive a 1-ton car over the drive, it still works.

With an increasing demand for extra storage, nowadays people extensively started using these kinds of external hard drives for storing their business, music, photos, software files, etc. But it is also important to remember that external hard drives like LaCie Rugged Mini have a shorter lifespan than internal hard disk drives. Losing data from your portable hard drive due to any unforeseen event would be terrible if that was the only copy of your data you ever had. But don’t conclude that the data lost from these drives is irrecoverable. However your chances of recovering all the files are greater as long as the original data is not overwritten on disk space by any new file.

Important tip: In order to avoid data loss from failed external hard disk, you can use cloud storage service. This storage service can be easily accessed from your computer via internet, and the service stores huge amount of data with ease.

Common reasons for data loss from LaCie Rugged Mini hard drive is:

  • File system corruption as a result of formatting errors, virus infections on LaCie device
  • Power failure or abrupt system shutdown while copying data from LaCie Rugged Mini
  • Human mistakes such as accidental deletion of a file or folder or formatting wrong partitions on LaCie external hard drive
  • LaCie Rugged Mini external hard drive failure due to hardware or software issues
  • Errors during file system conversion, re-partitioning errors, drive corruption, etc
  • Using unauthorized third party application for creating or deleting partitions on LaCie Rugger Mini drive

No need to panic, if you have lost your data due to the above mentioned or any other reasons..!!! You have a specialized recovery software named Yodot Mac Data Recovery helps you in recovering all your deleted and lost files from your LaCie Rugged Mini External hard drive on Mac OS Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion operating systems.

About Yodot Mac Data Recovery

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software is an amazing data recovery application, which helps you to restore data from your LaCie external hard drive no matter whether you have formatted deleted or lost volumes on LaCie Rugged Mini drive due to unanticipated consequences. The tool rigorously scans and recovers various file types like music, video, picture, software, document and many others. Apart from external hard drives, the tool will also recover lost data from internal hard disk, pen drives, USB drives, memory cards and many more storage devices.

How to use the software?

  • Disconnect LaCie Rugged Mini external hard drive and connect it to your Macintosh
  • Download Yodot and install it to that Mac machine
  • Run the application
  • “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” options will be displayed from the main screen
  • Choose either of the two options to recover your data based on the data loss situation
  • The application scans and displays all the physical and external Volumes connected to the system
  • Select the external Volume which represents your LaCie Mini hard drive and click on “Next”
  • You can select the desired file types which you want to recover or you can simply select “Mark All” option
  • Select the files which you want to recover with the help of two distinct view types
  • Preview the restored files using “Preview” option
  • Finally save the recovered files to your desired location or Volume

Preventive Measures:

  • Check for your important files before emptying Trash Bin
  • Use a good Antiviral software program to remove deadly viruses
  • Before deleting a file, make sure that it won’t be of use in the future
  • Backup your important files before performing any OS installation, Reinstallation or up gradation
  • Avoid storing new data to your LaCie Rugged Mini external hard drive after data loss situation

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