Mac OS X hard drive is a reliable and non-volatile storage media to store your data permanently. The drive holds your valuable data, even after power failure, until you delete it. The drive comprises of numerous data structures to store, access, organize, and manipulate your valuable data. In such situations, the critical disk data structures may corrupt and you need to format the hard drive to replace them with new data structures. However, this process also removes all the data from hard drive and causes data loss. In such cases, you need to opt for Mac data recovery solutions to extract lost, missing, deleted, and inaccessible data from problem hard drive.
The Mac OS X hard drive formatting process restructures entire hard drive to store new data. It fixes a number of problems, such as bad sectors, resource conflicts, cross-linked files, serious virus infection that cannot be fixed using an anti-virus software, file system corruption, and catalog file damage. You can format your Mac OS X hard drive using Disk Utility. Go through the underwritten steps to format Mac hard drive:
· Open hard drive and then Disk Utility program.
· Select a volume to format. You cannot format startup volume of your Mac OS X computer, unless you boot the system from installation disk.
· Click ‘Erase’ tab and select appropriate option for formatting the disk.
· Enter a name that you want to set a label of your hard drive.
· Click Erase button to start the formatting process.
Although, formatting is able to fix most of the hard drive related logical problems, but it also removes all the data from the disk and puts you in need of Data recovery Mac solutions.
When you format a Mac OS X hard drive, the file system of disk is replaced with a new empty file system. Thus, the entries of all the files and directories stored on the disk are erased and they become inaccessible. It causes data loss and require Mac recovery to be sorted out.
Recovery is best possible using advanced and powerful third-party applications, known as Mac hard drive recovery software. These software posses high-end scanning techniques to carry-out thorough scan of entire disk to extract all lost data from it. Such tools are pretty safe and easy to use.
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery is an effective utility to retrieve lost data after hard drive formatting and other data loss situations. The software recovers lost data from HFS, HFS+, HFSX, HFS Wrapper, and FAT file system volumes. It is designed for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther.