Full Guide to Do a SATA Hard Drive Recovery

April 11, 2019

Data loss can happen to anyone at any time. Fortunately, you can bring data back by performing a SATA hard drive recovery. For better data protection, do backups regularly.

Scenario: need a SATA hard drive recovery

“I have SATA HD for my old laptops so I managed to use as portable hard drive using HD enclosure. After sometimes, the Windows cannot read the drive. What would be the problem? Can I recover the files? Before that, my sister and brother don’t safely eject it. I thought maybe that brought up the problem. TIA.”

SATA (abbreviated from Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) is a computer bus technology for connecting mass storage devices. As its name indicates, SATA hard drive is a hard drive that is equipped with a SATA interface. This type of hard drive is characterized by extensive suitability, respectable transmission speeds and excellent storage capacities.

Even if you use such advanced SATA drives, you can’t avoid data loss due to virus attack, accidentally deletion, and system crashes, etc. However, data is not completely wiped out from the hard drive. It is possible to recover lost files from the SATA hard drive as long as you take the right approach.

How to recover data from SATA hard drive?

Things get simple if you have already made a disk backup of your SATA hard drive before the disaster. But in fact, many users have not done so. In such circumstances, Recoverit Pro comes to help. It allows you to do a SATA hard drive data recovery in an efficient manner.

This SATA hard drive recovery software can recover files including photos, videos, documents and other files from all data loss scenarios. Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP is supported. Now, you can follow the steps below to get your data back.

Step 1. Install and open Recoverit Pro. Choose External Devices Recovery to start recovering SATA hard drive.

External Devices Recovery

Step 2. Select the SATA hard drive. Then click Start to continue.

Select Hard Drive

Step 3. Now, this program will start a quick scan. If you can't find any files after it completed, turn to All-Around Recovery to get a deep scan.


Step 4. Simply select the data that you want to restore and then choose Recover to do a SATA hard drive recovery.


Tips: You can filter files by using File modified date.

Regular backups keep you away from all data losses

Although you can recover data from SATA hard drive, the process is time consuming. You should learn from this disaster rather than replicate it. Therefore, I suggest you backup your SATA hard drive regularly. When it comes to disk backup, AOMEI Backupper Standard definitely deserves your attention.

By using it, you are allowed to backup systems/disks/partitions/files to internal or external hard drives, cloud drives, NAS devices and network. To save time and energy, you can use this utility to set up an auto backup. To save disk space, it provides you with incremental backup and differential backup.

Above all, you can download and use this backup utility for free. It applies to Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP currently. Follow the guidance below to backup your SATA hard drive. Before backing up, confirm that this freeware is already installed on your computer.


Step 1. Launch this freeware. Click Disk Backup under Backup tab.

Disk Backup

Step 2. Change the Task Name as you like. Select the SATA hard drive (here is Disk 0) in Step 1.

Source Disk

Step 3. Select a location as the destination path (here is F:\) in Step 2.

Destination Path

Step 4. Click Start Backup to launch the progress.

Start Backup


  • To prevent unauthorized access, you can go Backup OptionsGeneralEnable encryption for backups to encrypt your image file. Please turn to AOMEI Backupper Professional to enjoy this feature.

  • You can create an automatic backup based on Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Event triggers, USB plug in or Real-time Sync by clicking Schedule. To use the last three modes, you need to upgrade to the Pro edition.

  • Scheme means the program will delete old image files automatically. You can use it to save disk space. This feature is available in paid version.

  • To restore disk image, please go Home > the Disk Backup task > Restore.


Recoverit Pro works well when you intend to do a SATA hard drive recovery. The operation steps are very easy to learn. Disasters happen without prior notification. So, it is suggested that you do regular backups with AOMEI Backupper Standard. By the way, this freeware can handle other things well such as cloning SATA disk to SSD, change IDE laptop hard drive to SATA hard drive and so on.