With the introduction of large volume hard drives, MacBook Pro users are given the right to take possession of bulk data. Due to digital transition, huge data is uploaded and downloaded on a daily basis from various mediums such as the Internet. Moreover, high-quality images add to the burden on hard drives. Hold of large volume data calls upon the need to store that data securely as any negligence can make data inaccessible.
Hard drives are the primary source to store data, so it is even important to keep them running. Always handle hard drives with additional care and ensure that no factors exist leading to the mechanical breakdown of the hard drives. To ensure consistent performance of the hard drive, it is important to understand the reasons that are responsible for sudden failure of the device.
There are physical as well as logical reasons that lead to failure of drives both external and internal. Physical failure is referred to as hardware breakdown, and logical reason is often known as software or app failure that leads to inaccessibility.
Logical errors can take place due to accidental or sometimes intentional deletion of files or the incorporated data. In most of the cases when you download an application, it results in sudden system breakdown.
This might occur due to malicious malware or virus intrusion that has come from an unreliable resource. In such cases, it is entirely possible to recover data to some extent from the corrupted hard drive.
On the other hand, mechanical issues or errors occur due to bad sectors on hard drive, sudden power failure or unexpected failure of any of the hard drive’s integral component(s).
Logical errors are easy to handle, but mechanical issues sometimes require hiring professional help to get access to the hard disk. It might cost you several dollars instead.
If you notice any of the symptoms such as missing files or slow performance of the hard drive, etc. that takes place while working with your MacBook Pro, you might need to give it a second thought ; otherwise, the chances are that you may lose your important data. Let’s understand these symptoms in brief:
Symptoms that Alerts Hard Drive Failure
If you come across any of the symptoms, the first step is to detect the cause responsible for hard drive failure. Some of the important reasons could be:
- Inappropriate system shutdown that might have caused due to insufficient power supply, sudden power outage
- Performing hard or forced restart, shutting down the system by holding the power button for longer period
- Bad sectors, slow processing of RAM and other internal issues might cause hard drive breakdown
- Inappropriate eject of hard drives, USB drives or other storage media can affect the hard drive functionality
- Downloading an app or program from unreliable source can lead to hard disk corruption
- Redundant conversion o file system such as HFS to HFS+ can cause severe data loss in MacBook Pro
- Format of incorrect volume while reinstalling Mac OS X on MacBook Pro can lead to loss of files
- Transfer errors, MBR corruption, and frequent power loss, are some of the other reasons that lead to Mac hard drive failure
Preliminary Fix for MacBook Pro Data Recovery
If the files have deleted permanently or have become inaccessible due to hard drive corruption, then they can be recovered by following few workaround methods.
Fix# 1: Remove Antivirus App: If MacBook Pro hard drive appears to perform slower than before, try removing the antivirus software as the chances are that the application might be responsible for the unexpected behavior of Mac hard drive. Other than an Anti-Virus application, you should also uninstall a third party application that is known to cause unexplained troubles on MacBook Pro hard drives.
Fix# 2: Run Disk Utility: Press Command + Space to launch Spotlight search, type Disk Utility and hit Enter. Then open the Finder and click on the Applications option available in the sidebar. Next, double-click on the Utilities and then click on Disk Utility.
Alternatively, click on the Launchpad icon on the Dock. Click on the Other Folder and click on Disk Utility.
Click on the First Aid tab to fix the persisting disk issues. Click the Verify Disk option to check for the errors and disk problems. Select Repair Disk (on 10.10 and below version) to resolve the existing issues. On OS X El Capitan 10.11, select the Apple hard drive and click RUN to repair the Mac hard drive.
Fix# 3: Install New HDD or SSD: It might prove to be an expensive workaround, but if nothing else works as expected this is the only option left. Yes, you might need to install a new hard drive and restore a previous backup to your MacBook Pro device. Or, else, you can try your luck by utilizing a third-party disk recovery app.
Fix# 4: Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery Software Professional:
If none of the above-mentioned hard drive repair solutions appears to be working, you can utilize the promising third party application. The tool is a potential option to recover all possible data from the corrupted MacBook Pro hard drive.
When Mac is booted via Recovery CD, the tool is launched to regain the files from Mac HDD. The further process becomes quite simpler similar to recovering files from formatted HD or deleted Trash. Let’s explore the functional criteria of the tool to perform data recovery for MacBook Pro.
1. Launch the software and select Apple Hard Drive >>Mac HDD
2. Choose an appropriate option from the available data recovery option i.e. Deleted Recovery, Data Recovery, RAW Recovery or Volume Recovery
3. Software will scan the hard drive for lost and deleted files. The recovered files will be listed in the left panel of the tool
4. The utility will then generate the status bar and display the preview of files
5. Select files that needs to be recovered by checking the associated checkboxes and click on the Recover button
6. Once the data is recovered, provide the destination location to store the recovered data
Points to Remember
➢ Always handle hard drive with precision to prevent it from physical damage
➢ Shut down the Mac machines following appropriate procedure
➢ Do not ‘force shut down’ the machine if not necessary
➢ Keep the machine in favorable temperature conditions
➢ Improper shut down often leads to physical or logical damage
➢ Keep the system powered with antivirus program
➢ Always download apps from reliable and trustworthy resources
➢ Downloading third party apps require additional attention
Mac Data Recovery software is available in two different versions that include
→ Tech User License - Runs on multiple Macs models and recovers deleted and lost data
Both the licenses are compatible with multiple Mac editions including macOS Sierra 10.12, OS X El Capitan 10.11, Yosemite 10.10, Mavericks 10.9, Mountain Lion 10.8, Lion 10.7, Snow Leopard 10.6. Availability of multiple languages including German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish and English makes the tool more scalable among different category of users.
The tool can perform consistent MacBook data recovery, MacPro recovery, MacBook Air, iMac and Mac Mini recovery in a secure manner. In Addition, the tool demands nothing more than 1GB RAM, 50 megabytes of free space on hard drive with minimum Intel processor.
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