Recover Data from 500GB Toshiba Canvio Basics External HDD

“Hi, I had been enjoying using my Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard disk and I used to transfer data in very short time with blazing speed on it. But yesterday when I was transferring some data to my external hard drive, suddenly my MacBook got shutdown for unknown reason. When I turned my Mac on and connected Canvio Basic portable hard drive, few files which were being transferred from Mac system gone missing. What can I do now? I do not have any other copy of those files to restore. I need them and do not want to lose those files because of this accident.”

Many things happen with you for the first time. Above given is the best example for it. You would not have thought that data would be lost from Toshiba Canvio Basic which comes with lots of advanced features. Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB is the most compact external hard disk when it was released. It provides cloud storage for your data and hence huge data can be backed up. It has internal shock sensor and keeps your data safe in case of dropping it down. You can use it on your Mac systems by reformatting it to Mac compatible file systems because it has NTFS as default file system. Even after so much of sophisticated options on Canvio Basic and its compact design, data loss is inevitable. So, you need to think of a solution rather than thinking about lost data. Suitable external hard drive data recovery software has to be used then. The tool can help you out to recover data lost in various scenarios as given below:

  • Formatting: Formatting is the process of clearing and releasing storage memory location for saving new data. Therefore, operating system cannot display the files on the drive after formatting Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard disk
  • Virus infection: Virus may infect files stored on Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB portable hard drive when any infected file is saved to it or downloaded from internet
  • Deletion: Data deletion is the most regretting mistake that anybody does; while choosing files to delete, one may select few important files instead of unwanted files

If you have lost your files from Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard drive in scenarios similar to the above listed ones, hen you can restore them using external hard disk retrieval software like Yodot Mac Data Recovery.

Toshiba external hard disk recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery software can retrieve data lost or deleted from Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard disk due to any reason. It has ability to restore various types of videos files, photo files, RAW images, audio files and other documents from Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external drive. This program has capability to retrieve files from Mac after any complex loss conditions like MBR corruption, external hard drive failure, file system corruption and so on. It supports data retrieval from other brands of external hard drive like SanDisk, Buffalo, Western Digital, Iomega, Seagate, Prestige, LaCie, etc. In addition, you can also recover data from internal hard drives, memory cards, iPods, USB flash drives and other storage media on Mac OS X computers and Notebooks using this utility.

Simple steps to extract files from Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard drive:

  • Download Yodot Mac Data Recovery software and install it on your Mac computer
  • Connect Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB hard disk to the system and run installed tool
  • Select “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” or “Volumes Recovery” from main screen
  • Then select icon of Canvio Basic external hard disk and click on “Next”
  • In next screen you will get the list of file formats in different categories. Select the file formats which you want to recover and click on “Next”. Otherwise click on “Skip” option to find all file formats
  • The software starts scanning Toshiba Canvio Basic external hard drive and displays resulted files in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Select files and click on “Preview” option to preview them; then save recovered files using “Save” option and browse a location on computer drive to save them


  • Keep your system free from viruses using powerful anti-virus software and updating it periodically
  • Handle Toshiba Canvio Basic 500GB external hard drive with care and do not use it on computers with incompatible file system