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Recover Corrupted Data Using Buffalo Hard Disk Recovery


Hello, I am hoping you can help me after I made a mistake with my Buffalo external hard drive. I was using the PC, and decided to reposition the Buffalo in order to fit another piece of external hardware next to it. I unplugged the cables to make the movement easier, but since then, I have not been able to see the hard drive. I have tried to reinstall the software provided by Buffalo, but the software wants another set of details, so it seems to be acting as though it were brand new. This will not help my content, and I suspect that if I do that, it will also not be able to see the data I have previously stored on it. I am thinking that the best solution would be to use a data recovery specialist company, but I am not sure which one would work best. I think I will probably clone the data in order to work on it, but it I do that, how will I get the information back onto the Buffalo hard drive?


I have been using a Buffalo Linkstation for the past year and a half, and recently it has started crashing. At first, when it booted up, it would lose the data within half an hour or so. There would be beeping from the device, and I would have to unplug it and allow it to ‘rest’ before restarting. I suspected a possible breakdown with the fan inside the enclosure (unplugging would cool it down, I guess). The drive is very important to the family, containing a lot of information from several computers, so I decided to remove the hard drive from the enclosure, which I did with no problems. I found a Samsung disk in the drive, so I put it into a USB docking station. The disk was put into the station, and then the USB connected to the computer. This caused the drive to spin and click, but I cannot find any contents, including the data, through Windows. It is visible in Device Manager, and when the USB is installed the computer tells me a new piece of hardware is ready to use. However, I can get nothing out of the drive

Recover Corrupted Data Using Buffalo Hard Disk Recovery

The development of external hard drives is still continuing. The storage capacity of these drives keeps on increasing and the amount of data that we put on them increases as well. Therefore these drives are great options for both individuals and businesses alike to store data and to provide back-up data storage as well. Some of the most popular models that are produced by Buffalo are the DrivestationTM series, the TerastationTM series and the Linkstation and Cloudstor models. Despite being extremely reliable drives they are not able to withstand everything and so there are some things that can cause the data on a drive to become corrupted.

While the ease of use of the drive makes it simple to utilise as data storage, this ease of use may actually cause some of the problems as well. It is easy to set up a file system that is customised to your requirements but it is also relatively easy to introduce problems if you change the configuration or the access permissions at a later date in a way that causes the system to become unstable and stops you from accessing your files.

Firmware failures of drives are very rare, but if they do occur they can cause large amounts of damage to the data that is stored on the drive. Other causes of corruptive damage can include electrical damage to the drive through electrical surges. The drive can also potentially be damaged when travelling due to vibrations, impacts due to dropping the drive or damage due to water ingress. External hard drives are also susceptible to viruses as they are often plugged into a number of different systems and in order to protect the drive all of the systems have to have the same level of virus protection. Viruses can cause huge amounts of damage to files, but the level of damage will vary greatly depending on the exact type of virus and how long it has been active within the drive.

Buffalo external disks are not limited to being used as standalone hard drives, they can also be utilised within a RAID storage system as part of the drive array that is required for the RAID architecture. Recovering data from these types of systems is more complex than for standalone devices because there are a number of parameters that define how the RAID array is written to and if these are not known it can cause more damage if the incorrect recovery procedures are used.

Whether you are using your drive as a single drive or whether it is part of a larger array, if you experience problems that mean you are unable to access your data you should give our Buffalo recovery specialists a call so that they can provide you with a diagnosis and also will go through the various options that may be available to you in order for you to recover your data in the most cost-effective manner possible. They will also provide quotes and timescales for a professional recovery service.