"Can somebody help me get out of the problem that my Seagate backup plus is not detected by Mac? I got this Seagate backup plus external HDD several years ago on which I have saved lots of data. Several days ago, I reformatted this Seagate backup plus external to HFS+ file system in my Mac and then saved all my important data to this external. Today, when I connected the Seagate backup plus to Mac, it stops working normally. How can I fix the problem to rescue all inaccessible data from an unreadable Seagate backup plus for Mac?"
It is normally if the Seagate backup plus external hard drive is not detected by Windows after formatting it from NTFS or FAT32 to HFS+ file system because HFS+ is a default file system on Mac. However, if your Seagate backup plus external hard drive is not recognized by Mac OS, probably the external HDD is corrupted or damaged and you need to use a data recovery tool to extract all lost files.
Usually, it is the most difficult thing for recovering data from an unreadable device because many people believe that the device is damaged. As matter of fact, it is hard to access a Seagate backup plus external HDD when it stops working, but it will become quite easy if you can use data recovery software like iCare Data Recovery. It is able to deep scan all devices on your computer to search every inaccessible data. This data recovery software only works on Windows PC, so you need to plug your Seagate backup plus external hard drive to Windows PC and then refer to the guide below to get back the unreadable data:
Step1. Select a proper scan mode
After download, installing and running iCare Data Recovery on your computer, you will see that this software contains three types of scan mode. You need to select "Deep Scan Recovery" mode for an unreadable Seagate backup plus external data recovery.
Step2. Select the device for scanning
The software will show all detectable device and you only need to select the device to scan for lost files.
Step3. Preview and recover all lost files
When scanning is completed, the software will display all found files. You are allowed to preview images and documents. Then, you can select all lost data to recover.
iCare Data Recovery provides a good solution for data recovery when your Seagate backup plus is not detected by Mac. It is easy to handle this software to perform data recovery. The key point you should remember is not to let the external HDD suffer any physical damage or data overwriting.
When your Seagate backup plus portable hard drive is not recognized by Mac OS, you had better check if the Seagate backup plus is corrupted or there is something wrong with the Mac OS. If possible, you can plug the Seagate backup plus external HDD to another Mac computer to see if it can work normally. If the Seagate backup plus is still not recognized, probably the external HDD is corrupted and you need to use data recovery software to extract files off the unrecognized portable hard drive. Below are some possible reasons why a Seagate backup plus external hard drive is not recognized by Mac:
1. File system is corrupted
File system corruption is a normal reason that leads a Seagate backup plus external hard drive to be unrecognized by Mac OS. File system might be corrupted due to various reasons like unexpected power outage, virus infection, bad sectors and more. Therefore, you should be careful to protect your Seagate backup plus external HDD from being corrupted due to unexpected disaster.
2. Seagate backup plus is not compatible with the Mac OS
Sometimes, your Seagate backup plus external hard drive might not be compatible with Mac OS in which situation system will not recognize it as a removable disk.
3. More other reasons for Seagate backup plus portable HDD not recognized problem
You may meet other kinds of problems that cause your Seagate backup plus external hard drive to be unreadable on Mac OS.
What can you do when Seagate backup plus portable hard drive is not detected by Mac OS? First of all, you should stop performing any further operation on this disk in order to avoid causing further data loss. Then, you can run iCare Data Recovery to deep scan the device and search all inaccessible data. Generally speaking, iCare Data Recovery is able to help recover al types of files such as videos, music, documents, photos and more other types of files even when Seagate backup plus is not detected.