Recover Data from Formatted Transcend External Hard Disk/Memory Card

Myra updated on Dec 03, 2020 to Data Recovery Resouce | How-to Articles

Whether you have formatted or deleted files from your Transcend storage device like external hard drive and memory card, you can use the reliable Transcend data recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover your deleted or formatted data. Follow to retrieve your precious data immediately.

Applies To: Deleted File Recovery, Formatted Data Recovery, RAW Drive Recovery, and Other Tough Data Recovery Situations

Data Loss on Transcend External Hard Disk/Memory Card

Transcend is one of the qualified manufacturers of storage devices. Its external hard drives, memory card (including SD card, CF cards, and Micro SD cards), USB flash drives, and solid-state drives (SSD) are widely used among users on various devices, like desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and cameras.

However, it's almost inevitable that, when you use a storage device like Transcend external hard disk or memory card, you may accidentally delete files from the device or format it due to some specific reasons, like:

  • To remove a virus existing on the external hard disk or memory card
  • To repair a RAW disk
  • To change the file system of the external hard drive or SD card
  • To erase all partitions on the storage device

Although the reasons to format a Transcend external hard drive/memory card vary, the outcomes are the same: you will lose all the existing files on your external hard drive or memory card. Then here comes the most important question - how to perform Transcend data recovery?

What You Need - Transcend Data Recovery Software

Whether you have mistakenly deleted files from your Transcend external hard drive/memory card or have formatted the device, you can use the hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to retrieve all your lost data. This professional software does well in performing data recovery on various kinds of storage devices and on different data loss situations.

  • Support deleted file recovery, formatted data recovery, recycle bin emptied data recovery, OS crash recovery...
  • Recover data from external hard drives, SD cards, CF cards, USB flash drives, digital cameras, and more
  • Recover photos, videos, audio files, documents... (almost all existing file types)

Download the software now and read on to learn how to perform Transcend data recovery with 3 steps.

How to Recover Data from Transcend External Hard Disk or Memory Card

Now you are only three steps away from recovering your data from the Transcend storage device. EaseUS Transcend data recovery software provides powerful and flexible data recovery solutions for you. Follow to recover deleted or formatted data from your external hard drive or memory card within minutes.

Step 1. Choose the external hard drive

Since you're going to recover data from the external hard drive, run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and under the External Devices tab, choose the exact drive where you lost data. Click Scan.

select external hard drive

Step 2. Scan for lost data

The software will start immediately to scan all over the selected drive for all lost data. During the scan, you could see more and more data showing up in the results.

scan external hard drive

Step 3. Preview and recover data

After the scan is over, check the scan results for the desired data. You can preview the file by double-clicking on it. Click Recover and choose another location to save the recovered data.

preview and recover data

With the great performance of the software, you can recover data from your Transcend external hard disk or memory card effortlessly. The steps above can be used to recover data from almost any data loss situation. 

Bonus Tip: Use Transcend Backup Utility to Protect Data

Another way to prevent complete data loss on your Transcend storage devices is to back up your Transcend data regularly with free backup software - EaseUS Todo Backup. This Transcend backup utility allows you to back up your local hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, memory card, and more. Whether you want to back up your whole disk or selectively back up the files on it, you can get it done using EaseUS Todo Backup. Besides, you can schedule your backup to make the backup process initiate automatically.

Download EaseUS Todo Backup Free here and apply it to back up your precious data with ease.

Step 1. Connect your Transcend external hard drive, SD card, or USB to your computer. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup and select "Disk/Partition Backup".

choose disk/partition backup to backup seagate hard drive

Step 2. Select your external hard drive, memory card or USB as the source disk.

choose a whole hard disk or partitions on seagate hard drive

Step 3. Click "Browse..." and you will be directed to a new window, in which you can choose where to back up your storage device to. Be it a local hard drive, cloud storage, a computer under the same LAN, or a NAS device. After the selection, click "OK" to confirm. (You can explore more advanced options in "Backup options".)

choose a backup location

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to start backing up your external hard disk, memory card, or USB to the location you selected.

The Bottom Line

The storage of an external hard disk is generally 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB. That means if you delete files from the device or formatted your device, you will lose quite a lot of important files. That's why data backup is so recommended. But don't get upset if you have already lost data on your Transcend external hard disk or other storage devices. With the help of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, there is a high chance to rescue your data. To minimize the risk of data loss, both Transcend backup utility and Transcend data recovery software are necessary. Don't hesitate to give it a try.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

3. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

4. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

5. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files, so verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

6. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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