Damage to hard drives is always catastrophic. Your hard disk can fail, crash, get damaged, turn RAW or become inaccessible. In all of these situations, you will encounter loss of data on the disk. This is true both in internal hard drives as well as external drives. External hard disk contains the same characteristics like that of an internal HDD, except that external hard disks are portable. You can use the external hard disk on your computer, by connecting it via USB cable.
Reasons for corruption and data loss in external hard drive
There are various reasons for corruption and data loss situations in external hard drives. Some of the most common reasons are explained as follows:
Due to these reasons, you may face corruption in external hard disk and also find that the drive is inaccessible or turned RAW. Consequently, data on these drives also becomes inaccessible, hence the need for recovery.
In order to recover data from these drives, many third party hard drive recovery tools are available, but among them, Remo Recover software is a fantastic choice to recover data from corrupt hard drive without formatting. You can recover files from corrupted external hard disk or recover data from RAW hard disk easily by utilizing Remo Recover software. This data recovery tool performs a quick scan of the corrupted drive and recovers all your files in couple of minutes. Moreover, it works on a read-only mechanism, hence the originality of your files are maintained even after recovery.
Remo Recover is a complete data recovery package that provides a solution for all your data recovery needs. Using this tool, you can also restore data from unallocated drive, formatted drives and re-formatted hard drives.
Step 1: Run the software on your machine and select Recover Partitions option from main screen. Then, the tool shows all the physical and logical disks available in the system. Choose the physical external hard disk and click Scan button
Figure A: Main Screen
Step 2: Now, the software scans the external hard disk to find all its partitions. Once scanning is done, it shows all its partitions. Choose the corrupted partition which you want to recover and click Scan button to start the recovery process
Figure B: Select Appropriate Partition
Step 3: Remo Recover will now scan the corrupted partition to extract all its data. Once scanning is complete, it shows all the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View
Figure C: Recovered Data View
Step 4: At the end of the recovery process, you can preview the recovered files by right clicking on the file and selecting Preview from the displayed options.
Figure D: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: Finally, if you are satisfied with the recovery results, then purchase the complete version of the tool and save the recovered files, as the demo edition doesn't allow to save the files
Figure E: Save Recovered Data
Precautionary steps to prevent corruption and data loss in external hard drives