Seagate Hard Drive Recovery: How to Recover Data from Seagate Internal or External Hard Disks on Mac

Rosa Reyes
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When it comes to supplying data storage devices, Seagate is one of the world’s most recognized brands. Seagate devotes itself to manufacturing internal and external hard drives with high quality and capacity for users. Though these hard disks provide many benefits, the owners still can’t avoid severe data loss from Seagate internal or external hard drives. What kind of scenarios can lead to Seagate hard drive data loss? How to perform Seagate hard drive recovery for Mac? Let’s get to know the answers.

What kind of scenarios can lead to Seagate hard drive data loss?

Losing data from Seagate external hard drive or internal hard drive is very painful, so you need to know the scenarios which will cause data loss and avoid the occurrence of these situations as far as possible.

  • Unintentionally formatting your Seagate internal or external hard drive will result in loss of valuable information preserved in the hard drive.
  • Electronic Failure or sudden loss of power when you trying to copy files from Seagate internal or external hard drive to others using cut paste commands, can cause loss of precious data that was getting transferred.
  • As a result of virus infection, malware attacked or due to the presence of bad sectors, the Seagate hard drive can also get corrupted due to which all the data present in it becomes inaccessible to the user.
  • Partition your Seagate hard drive before making a backup can also cause data loss of the hard drive.
  • Theft of your Seagate hard drive will lose both the hard drive and data at the same time. So it is recommended to backup your data to online cloud storage services.
  • Other incorrect or careless user operations like deleting files mistakenly will lead to data loss from your Seagate hard drives.

Tip: Please stop using your Seagate hard drives when you find some files lost to avoid overwritten. If your lost files are overwritten by new files, there is no chance you can get them back. And you need to follow below guide to perform Seagate hard drive recovery on your Mac computer.

How to perform Seagate hard drive recovery on Mac?

Losing data from Seagate portable hard drive is really bad, as the large amount of important data lost from it is not that easy to collect. Though the Seagate Inc. offers in-lab Seagate hard drive recovery services, it can be extremely expensive, charging anywhere from $500 to $2,500 for service. And its data recovery tool which helps you recover just photos, documents, and media costs you $99.

To recover all lost data from your Seagate hard drives, you don’t have to pay so many dollars. Well, there is effective and cheaper Seagate data recovery software named Cisdem Data Recovery which only costs you $69.95 to recover all lost or deleted data from Seagate internal or external hard disk.

  • It recovers all types of files, including but not limited to photos, videos, audio, emails, documents like doc/docx, archives, notes, etc.
  • It recovers all data from virtually any storage devices including Mac’s hard drives, USB drive, memory cards, SD card, digital camera, MP3, MP4 player, external hard drives like Seagate, Sony, Lacie, WD, Samsung and more.
  • It recovers files lost due to mistaken deletion, formatting, unexpected failure, and other operation error.
  • It allows you to preview files before recovery and recover files selectively.
  • It quickly searches lost data basing on keyword, file size, created data and modified date.
  • It recovers lost files to local drive or cloud platforms.

Steps to recover data from Seagate hard drives on Mac

  1. Download and install Cisdem Data Recovery for Mac below, and then open it to start your Seagate hard drive data recovery process. Then connect your Seagate hard drive to your Mac.
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  2. Go to Disk Data Recovery.
  3. All your Mac’s hard drives and external storage devices will be listed, and you should choose your Seagate hard drive to scan. Then click “Search for lost files” to start scanning your lost or deleted files from Seagate hard drive. Wait and till the scanning ends. You can preview files during the scan.cisdem data recovery homepage
  4. After it finishes scanning, it will show all found files in tree view. You can preview them by checking them one by one, then select the files you want to recover and click “Recover” button to recover all deleted files from Seagate hard drives.recover data from seagate hard drive

Tips to protect Seagate hard drive from further data loss

To avoid further damage to your Seagate hard drive and prevent extended data loss, below are some useful tips:

  • Do not perform any operation on the storage device that will cause physical damage to the device or the data on it.
  • Do not write to any of the files on the Seagate hard drive or add additional files.
  • Do not format the hard drive.
  • Do not modify the partitions on the Seagate hard drive (using FDISK or any other partitioning software).
  • Do not try to open your Seagate hard drive to see what is wrong (Hard drives including Seagate are particularly sensitive to contamination and should only be opened in a microscopically clean environment).
  • Do backup your Seagate hard drive currently on a reliable medium or online cloud services.
  • Do put your Seagate hard drive in safe, dry and dust-free areas.
  • Do install anti-virus programs and keep them updated to protect your Seagate hard drive from viruses.
  • Do protect your hard drives from static electricity that can erase data or damage components.
  • Do upgrade software or hardware with a complete, verified backup available in case you need to restore data.
Rosa Reyes
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Rosa has worked in Mac software industry for more than eight years. She believes that the purpose of software is to make life better and work more productively. In addition to writing, Rosa is also an avid runner.

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  • Joanna

    I have a seagate hard drive, but it can't be recognized by Mac. I tried many data recovery software like EaseUS, Stellar but didn't work. Then I contacted Seagate for in-lab recovery. Hope it works!

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  • steve tran

    I accidentally formatted my Seagate hard drive and all my data inside was vanished. I thought I would never get recovered then Cisdem data recovery helped me deal with the hard drive recovery. I realized backup of data is very important.

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  • Alisa21

    I sent my hard drive to Seagate Recovery Service for data recovery, it took a long time to get my data back and cost me 500 dollors. I will try this data recovery to recover data from Seagate hard drives by myself if the data loss happens again.

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