How to Get Data from Dead WD External Hard Disk?

WD external hard drive is popular storage drive due to its enormous features like automatic backup feature, which creates backup of data from computer automatically (It will backup data based on predefined schedule). The drive can also be encrypted and password protected, so that external user has to authenticate before accessing files from it. The storage capacity of WD external hard drive ranges from 2TB to 4TB.

While using Western Digital drive on Mac, users may commit mistakes due to which the drive turns dead. It can be even due to certain logical errors, unseen by users:

  • File system corruption in WD external hard drive
  • Severe virus attacks on Western Digital removable hard disk
  • Removing WD drive while read or write process is going on
  • Applying wrong procedure while reformatting WD hard drive
  • Improper handling of WD disk (removing drive without using “eject” option)

Before WD external hard disk turns dead, the drive may show different kind of symptoms. For example:

  • It may take lot of time to read or write files from it
  • Sometimes there might be problem for drive to get detected on Mac

Soon after facing symptoms like these, one should backup essential files from WD without delay; otherwise he/she may lose data from it. In case, unluckily you didn’t observe the symptoms given by WD disk and it turns dead, then it will be a disaster? In such an instance, how to recover data from a dead WD external hard drive? Solution is simple; continue to read information of this page and you will get to know the exact solution for data recovery.

A Technique to Extract Data from Dead WD Hard Disk:

Use Yodot Mac Data Recovery software to recover data from a dead WD external hard drive. This application has the capability to recover 300 different types of file formats. Apart from the dead external hard drive, it can retrieve data from non-bootable, formatted/reformatted /repartitioned volumes on Mac computer. It supports data recovery from HFS+, NTFS, HFSX, FAT and exFAT drive. To ease scanning process, it contains two scanning options like "volume recovery" and "formatted/reformatted recovery". Depending on the selection of scanning type it will start scanning the drive. In addition to WD external hard disk, it can recover files from Porsche Design hard drive, LaCie, Seagate, Iomega, SanDisk, LG, Kingston, Sony and lot more other brands of external as well internal hard drives. Additionally, this program is helpful for data recovery after Mac OS X grey screen of death. The utility is compatible with various versions of Mac system such as Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite etc.

Procedure to Restore Data from Dead WD External Hard Disk:

  • First connect dead Western Digital hard disk to a Mac system
  • After that, install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software on Mac machine and run it
  • Main window of this utility will pop up two options such as “Volume Recovery” and “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery”
  • Select first option to restore data from dead WD external hard disk
  • Then, it will start scanning process
  • Wait for few minutes till the scanning process is finished
  • Then, retrieved files will display in two view types such as. ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’. Finally, save files to a desired location other than source (same WD hard drive)

Important Note!!

  • Never eject WD external hard drive from system when read or write process is going on
  • Before connecting Western Digital drive to a system, just check whether or not system is free from viruses
  • Follow proper procedure to format or reformat WD disk
  • If you see unknown symptoms while using WD disk, take immediate backup of data

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