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

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

Even though APFS, the faster and more reliable file system for Mac, is optimized for SSDs and other flash storage devices, disk failures like broken APFS SSD, corrupted APFS SSD, damaged APFS partition, etc. are still inevitable. The worst thing is that you may lose important data if it happens. Is there any chance to recover your lost data from this broken APFS SSD? Yes, this article will show you how to perform a broken APFS SSD recovery with ease.

Firstly, make sure the APFS SSD is physically intact

You can go to Disk Utility and see whether the APFS SSD can be found. If the APFS SSD is listed on the left side bar, it means that your APFS SSD is physically intact and you have a great chance to recover data from this broken APFS SSD.

However, if you have no luck to see your APFS SSD showing up in Disk Utility, this device may be physically damaged and you'd better send this damaged SSD to a data recovery lab.

Secondly, make sure the broken APFS SSD is not overwritten

In order to recover data from the broken APFS SSD more successfully, you'd better stop using this disk once you find it is broken/failed/crashed. The reason is that if you continue to use the broken APFS SSD like saving new files or other operations, it’s possible to create new data on the drive and write over your original data. The more old data is overwritten, the less chance you have to recover data from this SSD.

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

If you were sure that APFS SSD doesn’t have any physical damage, you can recover data from the broken APFS SSD with professional APFS data recovery software like iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is the best APFS data recovery software that can recover lost data from APFS SSD, hard drives, external hard drives, USB flash drives, SD cards, memory cards, 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, and recover deleted/lost APFS volume, etc.

Moreover, iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery performs efficient and reliable data recovery from HFS, HFS+, FAT32, and exFAT formatted drives in macOS Mojave 10.14/High Sierra 10.13/ Sierra 10.12 and Mac OS X 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 you need, and click "Recover" to get them back.

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

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