How to recover data from broken/damaged/failed/crashed APFS SSD?

Posted by Katrina to Mac Data Recovery on December 6th, 2018

APFS is one of new features in macOS High Sierra optimized for SSDs and other all-flash storage devices. Although APFS is faster and more reliable than the previous HFS+, chances are that an SSD formatted with APFS gets broken/damaged/failed/crashed and all saved data becomes inaccessible. As far as hard disk failure, you might think about sending it to a specialist shop, but it is going to cost you a lot. This article will show you how to recover data from broken APFS SSD, even if the APFS SSD was mechanically malfunctioned.

Firstly, make sure the APFS SSD doesn’t have any physical damage

Go to Disk Utility and see whether the APFS SSD can be found. If the APFS SSD is listed on the left side bar, the drive has some file system corruptions instead of hardware issues. It means you have a great chance to recover data from the broken APFS SSD.

However, if you have no luck to see APFS SSD showing up in Disk Utility, the device is physically damaged which can’t be detected by your Mac computer. In this situation, there is no software which can help to recover lost data from APFS SSD. The broken APFS SSD needs to be opened in dust free environments and by specialized personnel.

Tips before recovering data from broken APFS SSD

Once you find the APFS SSD is broken/damaged/failed/crashed, you should stop using it. Because if you continue to use the broken APFS SSD, it’s possible to create new data on the drive and write over the original data. If the old data is overwritten, you have no way to get it back. So please perform data recovery as soon as possible.

How to recover data from broken/damaged/failed/crashed APFS SSD?

If you have made sure the APFS SSD doesn’t have any physical damage, you only need a professional APFS data recovery software to recover data from broken APFS SSD.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS data recovery software that recover lost data from broken/damaged/failed/crashed APFS SSD, hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, memory card, etc. The program works well in different data loss situations. It is able to recover data from encrypted APFS volume, recover deleted/lost data from APFS volume, recover data from formatted APFS drive, recover data from unmountable APFS drive, recover data from inaccessible APFS drive, recover data from corrupted APFS drive, recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc. Even when your Mac computer won’t boot, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery can get lost data back.

Moreover, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery also performs efficient and reliable data recovery from drives formatted as other file system (such as HFS, HFS+, FAT32 and exFAT) on macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/10.12/10.11/10.10/10.9/10.8/10.7.

Tutorial to recover data from broken APFS SSD with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery:

Step 1: Free download, install and launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

Recover data from broken APFS SSD with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 2: Select the broken APFS SSD and click "Next" to scan lost files on the drive.

Step 3: Preview the searching results, choose files we need, and click "Recover" to get them back.

Step 4: Have a check to ensure we have got all lost files back.

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