Gone are the days when we used to maintain the backup of our precious data on tape devices like CDs and DVDs. Today with the availability of external hard drives, we now can store our valuable data on them. An external hard drive basically resides outside our primary computer and uses an interface cable by which it communicates with the main computer. Therefore, after storing our confidential and sensitive information to our external hard drive, we can keep it at some secure location. However, due to these advantages of an external hard disk we cannot neglect the fact that is it too gets corrupt and sometimes the corruption becomes so severe that formatting the external hard disk becomes only way to work around the issue. At such situation, using third-party hard disk recovery software can take us out of the devastating situation of data loss.
There could be various reasons for external hard disk corruption which may range from virus infection, power outage, improper ejection of external hard disk, abrupt system shutdown while data is being accessed to or from external hard disk, to many more. Let us exemplify this situation. Suppose, you use external hard disk to maintain the backup of all your sensitive data saved on your Windows XP based laptop. Another day, due to some reason you pull out your external hard disk while data is being transferred to it from your laptop. After that incident when you attach the external hard disk to your computer, it says itâ€™s corrupt and gives you an option to format it.
Since, you know that formatting will delete all the data saved on the external hard disk hence you never want to do that. Though at times using CHKDSK utility can solve the problem but if CHKDSK fails then formatting the external hard disk becomes the only way to get it back in working condition. However, the best way to get your data back in case of hard disk formatting is use of third-party hard disk recovery software. These tools recover formatted, lost, or deleted data from various external storage devices including external hard disks and other USB storage devices.
One of the trusted and awards winning software in this category is Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery. The software can recover data which is lost due to formatting or corruption of the storage devices such as internal or external hard disk of your system. The software also gives you Find option by which you can recover only particular files. This efficient software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista, Server2003, XP, 2000, and NT4 (SP6).