Mac Hard Drive Crash Data Recovery
There is no doubt that Mac is one of the computers we have today. However, just like windows hard drives, they are not immune to failure. A dead Mac HDD can be beyond your repair, nonetheless, you can recover data from a failed HDD. Highlighted below are some of the tips you can use to recover data from Mac hard drive.
Use of Professional Recovery Software
Use of special recovery software is the easiest way to recover data from your Mac hard drive. We recommend the use of Stellar Data Recovery software. It is an advanced HDD rescue software that can help you recover a failing or corrupt HDD. Besides, the software works on multiple file systems.
In addition, you can use the recovery software to create a disk image of a failing hard drive.
Using Disk Utility
Your Mac mini, MacBook, or iMac contains a Disk Utility. The Disk utility is contained in the Recovery Partition. If your startup disk crushes or does not show up, then you can launch it through Recovery Mode. This will allow you to perform disk repair activity. In order to use this utility, follow the below steps.
step 1: Reboot your MacOS while pressing hold command + R
Step 2: You will be booted in the recovery mode. While here, you will be presented with four options to troubleshoot your Mac. The four options include; Restore from machine backup, Reinstall MacOS. Get help online, and Disk Utility. Select Disk Utility Option.
Step 3: Choose Disk Utility and run first aid repair cryptic disk errors. Once the run is complete, there will be two possible outcomes.
a. You will get a notice that your startup disk is repaired successfully with the Disk Utility.
b. Disk Utility cannot repair the corrupt startup disk.
Using FSCK Command
If using the Disk Utility did not yield any result, then you can repair your Mac hard drive using FSCK command. To achieve this, follow the below steps
Step 1: Ensure your Mac is turned off.
Step 2: Power up your Mac as you press hold Command+ S button.
Step 3: The Mac will get into Single User Mode. From here, you can repair the failing drive and rescue the files.
Step 4: Enter the following commands -/sbin/fasck-fy
Step 5: Press return
Step 6: The command line will start analyzing your Mac HD volumes and will return the message as per each action performed.
step 8: If the HD volume is healthy, it will display the message, the Volume (volume name) appears to be OK.
Step 8: When the command repairs damaged disk drive, it will show the message “File system was modified.” There will be a need to repeat the fsck command until the file system is corrected and you get the message in step 7.
Just like the Disk Utility, the fsck command helps in repairing cryptic disk errors. However, it is worthy to note that it might not correct the corrupt startup drive entirely.
Convert Failing Mac HD into an external drive
Transferring the failing HD startup volume to an external drive for recovering inaccessible files could possibly be an alternative solution to the target disk. However, the question remains, how do you make an external drive out of an Internal Mac HDD? In order to achieve this, follow the below steps.
Step 1: Carefully and safely take out the internal Macintosh HD.
Step 2: Order for an external HDD enclosure.
Step 3: Open the enclosure and slide the internal drive into the matching context. Once done, tighten the screws.
Step 4: Place back the front-back cover to cover the hard drive.
Step 5: Connect a USB cable to the storage drive in order to access the files.
Step 6: Start transferring files once the external drive greets you in the Desktop or finder.