Restore Data from WD My Book Studio

“My Mac system saves all its data on Western Digital My Book Studio hard drive mounted on it. I own this system from long back and till now it hasn’t rendered any misfortune. But today my Mac machine started acting weird; it suddenly stopped working and got shut down without any command. Later, I restarted the system and it worked fine. But after some time the same thing happened and then system never booted again. How to resolve this problem? All my numerous data will be in futile if the drive becomes dead. Can anyone please suggest me on how to get back all data from my Mac system WD drive?”

Western Digital My Book Studio is an amazing storage media that is capable of saving data up to 6TB with RAID 0 / RAID 1 features. This hard drive is explicitly developed to suite on Mac OS based computers and Notebooks to save data. WD My Book Studio hard drive can also be utilized as external storage drive on Mac by easily connected it to system that supports high performance by delivering outstanding speed through USB 3.0 and same capacity of data storage as that of desktop drive. Furthermore, My Book Studio drives facilitates password for protecting your data and hardware-based encryption to avoid unauthorized access to the data. However, users undergo many unknown circumstances (as the one mentioned above) that result in huge data loss. Let us see few of such instances below:

Some of the main causes for data from WD My Book are:

  • Corruption of Master boot record will cause data loss due to malfunctioning of WD My Book Studio Mac drive
  • Any damage to Catalog record, which holds all essential information about files of a Mac volume can cause severe loss of files because of inaccessibility
  • Virus infection is also a crucial factor that can corrupt file system of the drive causing huge file loss
  • Another common cause is human mistake that can result in complete data loss when WD My Book drive is accidentally formatted / reformatted or when any volume is deleted and also when Trash is emptied without going through its contents

In all such various situations, files on Mac WD My Book Studio hard drive will be severely erased / lost and if there is any availability of backup data then you are at safe. Else, losing data will be a disastrous situation to face. However, one need not struggle hard thinking about lost data from WD hard drive because there are plenty of data recovery tools that can bring back lost data effectively.

Which software can perfectly retrieve data from WD My Book Studio hard disk?

Industry experts always recommend making use of reliable and proficient data restoration tools to safely extract lost data. One such eminent utility is Yodot Mac Data Recovery that can be employed on Mac computers to restore data not only from WD My Book Studio hard drive but also from other models of hard drives like Seagate, Apple, LaCie, Iomega and many others. You can use this software to regain access to all types of files like doc, docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx, xml, txt, jpg, mpeg, etc. from Mac hard drives and other external storage media. Also you can recover deleted files from different Apple products like iPods, iMac, MacBook Pro and various internal as well as external hard drives developed for Mac operating system.

Steps to make use of Yodot Mac Data Recovery software:

  • Connect your WD My Book Studio hard drive to a healthy Mac system
  • Download the software onto that healthy Mac system and install it
  • After launching the software, in the main screen select “Volume Recovery” option
  • Next, the software provides a list of volumes present on Mac system
  • Select the volume that represents externally connected WD drive on the system
  • Further, the software starts recovery process and you can see the status of recovery in progress bar
  • In the next screen all types of recoverable files will be listed in Data View / File Type view
  • Select required files to regain and target the location to save them

Things to Remember

  • Always track back the minor defects of hard drives before problem becomes severe that might lead to complete hard drive failure
  • Maintain proper backup of all necessary files regularly