WD Caviar Recovery on Windows Vista

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

Partition is a section of the hard disk where you can store your data. Each partition of hard drive serves as a separate hard drive. Partitioning WD Caviar hard disk in Windows Vista OS is a better way to organize the data in a proper manner. Due to some problems, if the partition where you have installed the operating system and saved your important files, get corrupt then you may lose your critical data. So, to avoid this problem you are supposed to maintain a backup of your important data. If you have not maintained a proper backup of your files then you can recover partitions from WD Caviar hard disk on Vista OS using Recover Windows software.

The hard drive market is fueled not by ever increasing spindle speeds, but by the availability of higher density platters. Cramming number of bytes onto each physical disk enables greater storage capacities of the hard disk. It also facilities improved performance by allowing the hard drive to access more data. Western Digital Caviar HD was the first to squeeze 500GB data onto a single disk.

Features and Specifications of WD Caviar Hard Disk are as follows:

  • Maximum sustained transfer rate of 160MB/Sec
  • 500 GB Memory
  • Comes formatted out of the box for Desktop
  • Powered by USB cable
  • Automatic and continuous backup
  • Optional backup and configuration utilities
  • Password protection and encryption
  • You can create multiple partitions on the WD Caviar hard drive on Windows Vista OS. Each partition has separate boot sector, which tells information to partition table, whereas partition table is common to all partitions. While creating partition using third party applications, you may come across partition errors, which may lead to partition loss. Sometimes, while converting one file system to another file system i.e. from FAT to NTFS may result in data loss. Commonly, conversion can be done in one way using convert.exe utility. Once you have converted the partition from FAT to NTFS then you cannot convert it back i.e. from NTFS to FAT. If you want to recover partitions from wd caviar hard disk on vista which is assigned with FAT file system, then you need to re-format the entire partition which may also result in partition loss.

    Windows recovery software is the most reliable tool which restores lost partition from wd caviar hard disk even after re-installing Windows Vista OS operating system. This software has an ability to recover lost data from formatted or deleted RAID0, RAID1 and RAID5 partition. FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS5 and ExtFAT are the different file systems supported by this software. You might have unknowingly formatted a partition by clicking on format option. However, you can easily perform Windows 7 data recovery after accidental format as well as also from Windows XP, Vista using this tool.This software has an ability to recognize and recover all types of file based on their unique signature. This software can recover windows hard drive that has been formatted using Windows Disk Management Utility. If some files are not listed, then you can also add or edit the signatures for files. The trial version of this software provides you an option, where you can view recovered data.

Follow the steps given below to recover partitions from WD Caviar hard disk on Vista:

Step 1: Download and install this software. From the main screen select RECOVER PARTITIONS/DRIVES option.

Recover Windows 7 - Main Screen

Fig A: Select Recover Partitions/Hard drives Option

Step 2: Select PARTITION RECOVERY option to retrieve partitions.

Windows 7 recovery - Next Screen

Fig B: Select Partition Recovery Option

Step 3: Select the hard disk from which you want to retrieve partition and then click on Next button to start the scanning process as shown in the figure.

Recover Files from Windows 7 - Hard drive selection screen

Fig C: Select Hard Disk

Step 4: A list of found partitions will be displayed and then select the partition which you want to recover.

Recover lost file from Windows 7 - List of partitions found screen

Fig D: Select Partition

Step 5: When the scanning process is completed, a list of found data from the lost or deleted partition is displayed. Select the appropriate partition to recover lost data and then click on Next button.

Windows 7 file recovery - Preview window

Fig E: View Recovered files

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Requirements: Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2008

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