Recover Data from Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar is among the best external hard disk drives, manufactured by WD. These external hard disks are considered as one of the best storage media as they provide high data transfer speed, reliability, easy to use interface at affordable price. The Caviar HD comes with three models namely WD Caviar Green, WD Caviar Blue and WD Caviar Black based on the differences on performance these external hard drives offer. The Black is optimized for system performance at the expense of noise and power consumption; the Blue is designed to have good balance of performance, power consumption, and noise and the Green is designed to use less power and less noise at the expense of performance. However data loss from WD Digital Caviar external hard drives is increasing day by day.

For example, assume that you have been using your WD Caviar hard drive as an external backup device from few months. But yesterday your cousin accidentally formatted WD Caviar hard drive, which complete erased the data saved on your backup hard drive. Now you are very disappointed and at same time eager to find out a right way to retrieve lost data back. No need to get disappointed, erased data from WD Caviar hard drive is still recoverable and this page provides detailed explanation on recovering data from Western Digital Caviar.

What are other common reasons for losing data from WD Caviar?

  • Data from Western Digital Caviar is mainly lost due to formatting or reformatting its partitions or entire storage drive
  • Accidentally or purposefully deleting files or folders rather than unwanted data from Western Digital Caviar hard drive when connected to Mac system
  • Logical failure of WD caviar external hard drive due to virus or malware attacks, file system corruption, creating or deleting volume on WD Caviar using third party software, etc.
  • Inappropriate removal of WD Caviar hard disk when connected to Mac machine, sudden power failure while copying or transferring files from WD Caviar to Mac system, etc.

WD Caviar data recovery software

It does not matter how data is lost or deleted from Western Digital Caviar external hard disk, you can restore it by using proper Mac data recovery utility such as Yodot Mac Data Recovery software. This recovery application restores data from WD Caviar Green, WD Caviar Blue and WD Caviar Black external hard drives on Macintosh system. The software supports recovery of data from corrupted, formatted, reformatted or dead Western Digital Caviar hard drives. More to this, this tool works compatibly on Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion operating system.

Steps to get data from WD Caviar on Mac OS X:

  • Download and install Yodot Mac Data Recovery software to a healthy Mac computer
  • Plug in the WD Caviar external hard drive to that computer. Run the application and follow the main screen steps
  • The application shows two option on the main screen
  • Click on “Volume Recovery” or “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option based on your data loss scenario
  • The software scans and displays all the logical, physical and external drives connected to the system
  • Select the volume that represents your WD Caviar and simply click on “Next” button
  • The application repeats the scanning process and displays all the deleted / lost data from the selected volume
  • Select the files that are to be recovered and click on “Next”
  • Finally save the rescued files to your desired destination location


  • Regularly taking data backup is the best way to avoid any kind of data loss mishap
  • Backup your important data before performing format, OS installation, reinstallation or up-gradation operations