How to Recover Data from a Crashed External Hard Drive

“Hi, I have a Western Digital external hard drive that I use for saving my personal files. The drive was working well until yesterday when all of a sudden the files from it went missing. I had little over 20GB of data in the drive that I’ve now lost, so is it possible to recover data from a crashed external hard drive?”

Of course, one can easily recover data from a crashed external hard drive. However, to do so you’ll need a crashed external hard drive data recovery software installed on your computer that is designed to perform this task on your computer.

A crashed external hard drive data recovery software is a software that is capable of recovering data from crashed external hard drives. The only possible way of recovering data is by making use of a software because there’s literally no way you can get access to the lost data from a crashed external hard drive unless a software is run on it.

To know how a software recovers data from a crashed external hard drive, refer the video linked below:

Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to recover data from a crashed hard drive, it really shouldn’t be a worry because with the help of the above software you are guaranteed of getting your data back.

Here’s how the recovery process works. When you suffer from external hard drive crashes, the data from it is not really lost but instead it stays intact in the memory. The data just doesn’t show up because its location is removed off from the file access table of the hard drive which makes it impossible for the drive to show up when it is connected to a computer.

What this software does is, it runs through the external hard drives memory and retrieves just the data that was lost from it after the hard drive crash. The recovery algorithm that it incorporates is designed to search and restore this exact data from the memory in just a matter of minutes. However, remember that lost data from a crashed hard drive can only be recovered if the data is not overwritten in the memory by new data. New data gets written to the hard drive when you continue to use the drive after the data loss. So, if you continue using the drive and write new data to its memory, then the new data that you copy or write to the drive will overwrite the data in the memory that you are looking to recover. Once the data is overwritten, you cannot retrieve it back again so it is very important to restore crashed external hard drive data at the earliest by making use of a crashed external hard drive data recovery software.