How to Recover Data from Failed Iomega External Hard Drive?


"Last night, in order to access data from my Iomega external hard drive, I connected it to my Windows system. But while accessing data from Iomega external drive, my system got abruptly shut down due to power failure. Anyhow, after few minutes I turned on my system, but I was unable to access Iomega external hard drive and was getting some weird errors saying that the hard drive is failed! . So as a result of failed Iomega hard drive, I am unable to read or access data from it. So can anyone suggest me how to recover data from failed Iomega external hard drive?"

Most of the Iomega external hard drive users might have come across this kind of scenario. But you don’t have to get worried because, Iomega external hard drive failure data recovery can be easily done by making use of an excellent recovery software. Iomega is a most reliable external drive due to which it has become popular among the computer users to backup and store valuable data including movies, documents, music, photos etc. But as mentioned in the above scenario, sometimes you won’t be able to access or extract data from it. Even you may lose data from Iomega external hard drive due to various reasons. In such circumstances, you will be wondering about Iomega external hard drive failure data recovery.

But as mentioned earlier, you need not to get worried about how to recover data from failed Iomega external hard drive because, this recovery task can easily completed by using a well known recovery tool named as Iomega Data Recovery Software. Along with Iomega external hard drive failure data recovery; this advanced application can also be used to perform Iomega RAID data recovery in short period of time.

Factors leading to corruption & failure of Iomega hard drive

Malwares Infection: If Iomega external hard drive is severely infected by some harmful malwares or viruses, then there are chances that it may corrupt its file structure or results in drive failure. As a result of this, you will lose all your data stored onto it.

Bad Sectors on Iomega Hard Drive: Bad sector is a corrupted place on your storage device, which will not allow you perform any read or write operation on it. So more number of bad sectors can leads to failed Iomega hard drive and aslo results in huge loss of data from it.

Changing File System: While changing file system of your Iomega external hard drive, if any interruption occurs or if the process is ended with some errors, then it will results in failed Iomega hard drive. As a result of this you will lose all your data stored on Iomega drive.

Abrupt removal of Iomega hard drive, read/write head crash, aging of hard drive etc. are more reasons that leads to Iomega external hard drive failure. However, you can easily overcome from all these scenarios or can recover data after Iomega external hard drive failure by using Iomega data recovery software.

Free Tool to Restore data from failed Iomega Hard Drive

Iomega Data Recovery is perfect tool, which has been suggested by industry experts to recover data after Iomega external hard drive failure. It has safe, easy and fast recovery process to restore data from failed Iomega external hdd. This application has an ability to recover lost or deleted video files, music, images, documents etc. from Iomega drive. If your having 1TB Iomega drive, then this effective tool also helps you to perform Iomega 1TB external hard drive recovery in just few clicks of mouse. It allows you to perform failed Iomega external hard drive data recovery on both Windows and Mac OS. Other than Iomega, it also supports various brands of external drive like WD, Seagate, Toshiba, Sony etc. This application can also be used to perform deleted file recovery from Iomega external hard drive within few clicks of the mouse.

It has strong scanning algorithms to scan and recover data from failed Iomega external hard drive. It also has simple GUI that helps even novice user to restore data from failed Iomega drive. This utility also supports data recovery from SATA, IDE and SCSI hard drives and also from other external storage devices like USB drives, memory cards and iPods. Its “Preview” option allows you to view the recovered data before restoration. In order to make you visualize the complete recovery process, a YouTube video has been created which will definitely be useful for you.

Steps to recover data from failed Iomega external hard drive:

Step 1: Download, and install free version of Iomega Data Recovery Tool on your computer. Connect Iomega hard drive to the system, in which the software has been installed. Run the software and choose "Recover Partiitons" option from the main screen as shown in Figure 1. Then, choose the Iomega drive from the list of available drives, and click Scan button to initiate scanning.

Recover Data from Failed Iomega Hard Drive - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: The software now scans the Iomega hard disk to find all it's partitions that are present now, and the ones which are deleted/lost. Once scanning is completed, a list of found partitions are displayed on the screen. Now, choose the partition of Iomega hard disk from where files has to be recovered, and hit Scan button to start the recovery process.

Recover Data from Failed Iomega Hard Drive - Select Iomega Drive

Figure 2: Select Iomega Drive Partition

Step 3: Upon the completion of scanning process, a list of recovered files are displayed. You can view the recovered files in Data View, and File Type View.

Recover Data from Failed Iomega Hard Drive - Preview Recovered Data

Figure 3: Recovered Files in Data View & File Type View

Step 4: Lastly, preview the recovered files and save them in any desirable location

Recover Data from Failed Iomega Hard Drive - Save Recovered Data

Figure 4: Save Recovered Data

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