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Learn practical methods for recovering LaCie mobile hard disk data to effectively prevent data loss from accidental operations, virus threats, and other reasons.

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I. What is a LaCie mobile hard drive, and what are the reasons for data loss on the hard drive?

LaCie is a French-American computer hardware company that specializes in the development of external hard drives, RAID arrays, optical drives, flash drives, and computer monitors. The company developed Silverlining, the first general-purpose disk formatting software for SCSI drives (Note: SCSI was adopted by Apple Computer as its primary peripheral interface standard). Its mobile hard disk products are also loved by many users in the market, but as a perishable accessory, the mobile hard disk will also lose internal data due to various problems during use. In fact, the reasons for hard disk data loss are nothing more than the following aspects:
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● Accidental deletion: Accidental deletion of data is the main cause of data loss in the hard disk. Many users may accidentally delete important files during daily operations. It is recommended to operate carefully at ordinary times, and regularly back up hard disk data to reduce the occurrence of accidental deletion.
●Virus infection: When you install a virus-laden application or browse unsafe web content, your mobile hard drive will face the risk of virus infection and data loss.
●Format processing: In the process of using the mobile hard disk, you may be used to formatting the device on a regular basis. What needs to be reminded is that once the mobile hard disk is formatted, the data in the device will be cleared. In order to avoid unnecessary loss, it is recommended that you back up the data before formatting.
●Power shock: When you use PC equipment in an environment with fluctuating power supply, if the PC equipment is subjected to a power shock, such as a sudden power failure, the LaCie mobile hard disk will also be affected, which may result in the loss of internal data.
●Physical damage: When the mobile hard disk is damaged due to external reasons (such as impact, drop), it is likely to suddenly fail to respond to access commands, and the internal data will also face the risk of loss.
The above are the common reasons for the data loss of the mobile hard disk. When the data is lost and the mobile hard disk cannot be accessed normally, it is recommended that you use professional data recovery software to retrieve the data in the LaCie hard disk. The following is the introduction of the data recovery steps.

II. Recover data on Windows/Mac with Renee Undeleter

Renee Undeleter supports both Windows and Mac systems, and it is simple and effective to operate.

1. What is Renee Undeleter?

Renee Undeleter It is a software specially used to restore various data files. When you accidentally delete important files, empty the recycle bin, or format the disk/storage, you can use this tool to retrieve the lost data. The software covers four functional modules, including file recovery, format recovery, partition recovery and image creation. Therefore, it can help you solve all possible data loss problems that may occur during system use in an all-round way, which is very convenient.
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2. How to restore LaCie mobile hard disk data with Renee Undeleter?

Restoring data with Renee Undeleter is very simple, the specific steps are as follows:
Step 1: Download, install and run Renee Undeleter, select the (Partition Recovery) option on the main interface.
Note: Do not install on the disk that needs to restore data, so as not to cause data overwriting.
Select partition recovery option
Data recovery function introduction:
File Recovery – Quickly retrieve files lost due to accidental deletion or emptying the recycle bin.
Formatted Recovery – Quickly recover files lost due to inaccessible or formatted partitions.
Partition Recovery – Analyze and get partition information and perform a full scan of the entire partition.
Create Mirror – You can create a mirror image for a partition to back up the current partition state.

Step 2: Next, select the mobile hard disk device to be scanned, and then click (Next). Select (default setting) on the advanced setting interface.
Select target device for partition recovery
Step 3: After that, the software will analyze the mobile hard disk device. After the analysis, a prompt window of “select the partition you need to scan” may pop up. You can select the corresponding partition according to your needs. If you don’t select it, all partitions will be scanned. It will take longer. After scanning, you can preview the files in the preview window on the right, then select the files you need to restore, and click the (Recover) button in the lower right corner to restore the selected files.
Partition recovery scan result presentation
Step 4: Next, select the target folder, click (Browse) to select another disk to save the recovered files, and then click the (Recover) button to start the file recovery command, you just need to wait patiently.
Partition recovery data recovery interface
After knowing how to restore LaCie mobile hard disk data, if your mobile hard disk has some failures, you can check the following content to learn about common hard disk failures and repair operations.

III. Extended reading: Common failures of hard drives and how to recover them?

1. Hard disk error message 0x80071ac3

When the error code 0x80071ac3 appears, it means that the entire disk or volume is damaged. This problem can occur with both internal hard drives and external hard drives. Bad sectors on a hard drive and unexpected shutdown are the two main causes of problems with this hard drive. If it is a mobile hard disk, it may also be caused by the system not supporting its file system or driver.
Error popup 0x80071ac3
Solution: Check for disk errors and repair
Step 1: Open “My Computer/This Computer”, right-click the removable hard disk to be repaired and select (Properties). Switch to the (Tools) option in the Properties window and click the (Inspect) button.
error checking
Step 2: Next, select the (Scan Drive) option in the error checking interface, then wait for the scan and repair it according to the prompts.
scan and repair drive

2. The parameters of the mobile hard disk are incorrect

You may get this error message “The disk is inaccessible, the parameter is incorrect” when you try to connect your external hard drive to your computer. After that, you will not be able to access the data on the device normally. This happens when the file system in the removable hard drive is incorrect or physically damaged.
Incorrect parameter prompt
Solution: format the mobile hard disk
The operation of formatting the faulty hard disk can repair various faults of the device and make it work normally again. The detailed operation steps of formatting the hard disk are as follows:
Step 1: Connect the faulty mobile hard disk to the computer, and press the (Windows+X) keys on the keyboard at the same time. Then in the pop-up list, select the (Disk Management) option.
Disk Management Options
Step 2: Next, find the device that needs to be formatted, right-click on it and select the (Format) option.
formatting options
Step 3: Select the required file system: FAT32, NTFS or exFAT. If it is a mobile hard disk used in Windows system, it is recommended to choose NTFS. Check (Execute Quick Format), click (OK) and follow the instructions to complete the formatting process. After the formatting operation is completed, the mobile hard disk failure can be repaired. If the problem still exists, it is recommended to use the SFC command to fix it.
perform a quick format

3. A fatal error occurred in the device hardware, causing the request to fail

This is a disk error that users can come across while working on internal or external hard drives. Although the error is mostly related to device-related hardware issues, it can sometimes be triggered when a logical error occurs on the external hard drive. In addition to a loose connection, a corrupted configuration or incompatible drivers could also be the cause.
A fatal error message appears on the mobile hard drive
Workaround: Update the driver
Step 1: Run the Windows computer, connect the mobile hard disk to the computer, and then press the (Windows+R) keys on the keyboard at the same time to open the running window. After entering the command (devmgmt.msc), click the (OK) button to enter the Device Manager.
Enter the device manager command
Step 2: Next, in “Disk Drives”, right-click the removable hard disk that you want to update the drive, and select the (Update Driver) option.
Select the update drive option
Step 3: Next, select the (Automatically search for updated driver software) option, and then follow the instructions in order to complete the update of the mobile hard disk driver. Click here to see more fixes as well.
Select the Automatically search for updated driver software option