Regain Data from WD Elements SE 1TB Portable Hard Drive

Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive offers super fast data transfer rate than USB 2.0 devices. It is a simple add-on high capacity storage device in a plug-and-play design. It works seamlessly with both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 devices, but the data transfer rate is high when it is connected with USB 3.0 port. The data transfer rate is as high as 5 Gbps with USB 3.0 whereas in USB 2.0 it can transfer upto 480 Mbps. The performance may vary based on user’s hardware and system configuration. Though it allows you to store huge amount of data with high transfer rate using USB 3.0 ports, but it could not overcome against data loss problems as that of other portable external hard drives.

Data loss scenarios on Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 drive are listed below:

  • Accidental formatting of WD Elements SE portable USB 3.0 hard drive
  • Improper ejection of Western Digital Elements portable hard drive leads to data loss
  • Deletion of essential data on WD Elements SE 1TB external drive by mistake
  • Western Digital USB 3.0 portable hard drive file system corruption leads to data deletion
  • Data stored on WD Elements 1TB portable hard drive may get deleted when it is connected to virus contaminated system

There are many other reasons behind data loss from WD Elements SE 1TB external drive, but in all these situations data won’t get lost permanently. Data gets completely lost only when its space is overwritten with new data on storage media. Hence it is recommended to use external hard drive recovery tool as soon as the data is deleted or lost from WD Elements SE 1TB external drive.

WD portable hard drive recovery software:

Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool is specially designed for Mac users who are most attentive towards their stored data and prefer using Mac OS platform. You can use this recovery program to extract lost or deleted data from Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive irrespective of the reason for data loss. This software also supports recovery of data from other portable hard drive brands such as Seagate, Samsung, Toshiba, LaCie, Buffalo, Verbatim, etc on Macintosh system. In addition, you can retrieve files from external drives, flash memory cards, FireWire drives, hard drives and other types of storage media on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating system.

Steps for using Yodot Mac Data Recovery tool on Mac:

  • Connect your Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive to  Mac computer through USB port
  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software onto the Mac machine
  • Launch the application to start the recovery process and follow the recovery steps present on screen
  • The software displays two options in the main screen. i.e.,“Volume Recovery” or “Formatted/Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select the appropriate option depending on scenario that has caused data loss on your WD Elements SE Portable 1TB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
  • Software scans and display all the logical volumes present in Mac system, including WD Elements SE Portable 1TB hard drive
  • Choose the external hard drive from which you need to extract data and press ”Next” button
  • In next screen, you can see a list of different file types, from which you can either select particular file type to recover or simply click on “Skip” option to choose all file types by default
  • After scanning process is completed, the application displays all extracted data from your WD Elements SE Portable 1TB hard drive
  • View the recovered data in two types of view. i.e., “Data View” Or “File Type View”
  • Select the data that you want to extract and save them to your desired destination location (not to the same location from where you extract the data)

Things to Remember:

  • Don’t connect your WD Elements SE Portable 1TB hard drive to virus infected Mac computer
  • Use proper ejection process for disconnecting your Western Digital 1TB Elements SE Portable USB 3.0 Hard Drive from system
  • Don’t use any third-party tool to create new volumes on your Seagate external hard drive

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