Restore Data from Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 Inch 500 GB External Drive

“Please help; I’m stuck in a catastrophic situation by unintentionally formatting my 500 GB Sony HD-EG5/B external drive on Mac system. This occurred while copying various backup files from external drive to system drive. I have no other backup copy to regain those crucial files. Can anyone please suggest me a proper solution to retrieve files from Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500 GB external hard disk on Mac machine? Thanks in advance.”

Sony is one of the best manufacturers of electronic gadgets across the world. One among its creative gadgets is external hard drive HD-EG5/B with 2.5 Inch and storage capacity of 500GB which is the latest product used to save various files. It’s huge storage capacity can with-hold entire data of a system hard drive along with operating system and supports faster data transfers. With this excellent and well integrated 2.5” HD-EG5/B external hard drive, data storage and backup is much easier and safer due to advanced backup manager features and preloaded encryption software. Though there are various powerful enhancements associated with Sony 500GB 2.5 inch HD-EG5/B portable hard drive, users still undergo some uncertain situations that result in data loss from this Sony portable drive. Above mentioned is one such situation wherein files are lost from Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5” removal HD due to formatting.

Few other common data loss scenarios are listed below:

  • Accidentally erasing files from Sony HD-EG5/B external drive when it is connected to Mac system
  • Malicious virus infection to the external hard drive can lead to inaccessibility of entire drive data
  • Presence of bad sectors on Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5” removable drive can gradually result in hard drive crash causing huge data loss
  • Corruption of file system on 500GB Sony external hard disk can lead to loss of entire data saved on it
  • Errors while formatting / reformatting, OS reinstallation errors, use of unsecured applications, abrupt removal of drive during read / write process, etc. can lead to severe loss of data from Sony 2.5 inch HD-EG5/B external hard disk drive

When data from Sony HD-EG5/B 2.5 inch 500GB portable hard drive is erased or becomes inaccessible, then check for the backup. The hard disk is capable of generating automatic backup for the data saved on it, so restore lost and erased files using this backup facility. If you do not find proper backup of lost data, then it is recommended to make use of relevant hard drive recovery tool.

Software to regain data from Sony HD-EG5/B external disk on Mac OS X:

With the assistance of third party data recover utility such as Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool it is very simple to retrieve lost data from all types of external hard drives on Macintosh OS. This application can successfully restore entire data from Sony 2.5 inch HD-EG5/B 500GB portable hard drive as well as from other models of Sony HDD like Sony HD-E1, Sony HD-E1/B, Sony 500GB USB 3.0 external hard drives, etc. formatted with FAT, exFAT, NTFS, HFS+, HFS file systems. You can recover files, folders, documents, media files, program files, etc. from SATA, SCSI, ATA, IDE, SAS and other different hard drive types. This software can also regain lost and erased data from internal hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, iPods and other devices. The software supports data recovery on Mac Mini, iMac and MacBook hard drives working on various Mac OS X like Leopard, Snow Leopard and Mac OS Lion.

Procedural steps to make use of Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool:

  • Connect your Sony 2.5 inch HD-EG5/B 500GB portable hard drive to a Mac system
  • Download the software and install it on the Mac computer on which the drive is connected
  • Follow the provided instructions and run the utility
  • Next screen provides two options i.e. “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Make your selection according to the data loss situation
  • Further, select the volume that represents 500GB Sony external hard drive from which data has to be recovered
  • Next, select required file types that you wish to recover or by default all file types will be selected
  • By clicking on next, the tool scans the drive and provides a list of recoverable files
  • Go through the restored files using Data View / File Type view options
  • Then select required files, target the location on Mac system and save the files

Precautionary tips to avoid data loss:

  • Before erasing files from Sony external HDD, cross verify that these files are not required for further use
  • Always maintain multiple copies of important files on different storage devices
  • Avoid using same Sony portable hard drive on different operating systems that may corrupt the drive

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