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Need data recovery software to recover data from my old external hard drive!

Hi all~ I'm looking for a disk recovery app for my old hard drive. It's been in the closet for about 8 years. Now I want to transfer my old hard drives onto a new SanDisk SSD 2TB external drive. The old disk is a LaCie, 1TB Big Disk (an old spinning-platter type disk). The disk to computer interface works, and I have been able to copy some files over, but the disk seems to be extremely unstable. If one file hangs up, I have to reboot my entire computer, I am also now seeing folders that appear to be empty, but I know they are not. Is there one app in 2021-22 that stands out above the rest to repair bad sectors, directories, and blocks etc?

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iBoysoft author Amanda Wong

Amanda Wong

Answered on Wednesday, November 22, 2023

To recover lost and deleted files from Lacie hard drive on Mac, you can try iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac. This software stands out for its high recovery rate, read-only and risk-free environment, Finder-like UI, etc. You can free download this software to give it a shot!

The Lacie drive is a little old, and there may be some bad sectors on the drive. And as you said you can see some empty folders on the drive but they should contain your files, it seems that the external hard drive is corrupted. Before running data recovery software, you can try to fix corrupted external hard drive on Mac by repairing it with Disk Utility's First Aid feature.

If the lost files don't show up after repairing, you can proceed to use iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac to recover lost files on external hard drive. It can help to Here is how:

  1. Download, install, and run iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac.
  2. Connect the Lacie hard drive to a working USB port on your Mac.
  3. Choose Data Recovery > Storage Device, and select the connected drive.
  4. Click the Search for Lost Data button to start scanning the drive.
  5. Filter and preview the scanned results.
  6. Tick the files you want to recover and click Recover to save them.

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