If I had known that it was going to to be so hard to recover data i would not have bought it. Write a review Ask a question. Presumably the files are compressed or messed with in some way and require formatting somehow? I have heaps on it. Found a fix but still not happy. The other thing I don’t understand is why hard drive companies can’t develop a fault-proof hard drive – other techs seem to be able to produce anything

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How do I recover data from my apollo M hard drive. Every photo I have taken of my daughter for the past 9 years. I Have Lost Everything. The drive is not recoverable and all data is lost.

Found a fix but still not happy. Will try to get refund or credit.

Next time I plugged it in began the problems. Good for data copies for a while, but dont rely on it. Office Works offered to replace it, which was great, but it didn’t get my precious data back.

Plug it back in and copy all your data across before binning it. Blue light came on but couldnt be read from any PC or tv or anything. Brand Manager for Imation? It was working perfectly for the first months I had it, then issues started occuring until it just decided to change apolllo format.


How do you retrieve data from apollo m hard drive. I have heaps on it. Useless productlost my last 10 years photo collection of my family and daughter imattion posted on Apr 05, The light is on but nobody’s home. Fails on PCs where it used to work and on PCs where imatuon was never connected. How to retrieve data from.

Please don’t buy this shit. The files can then be erased from the HDD drive.

Imation Apollo UX – hard drive – 250 GB – USB 2.0

I had it working for two weeks, now exactly as you describe. After I bought It I saw that it had such a bad review so I always kept it as a backup of my laptop.

I spent 2 hours trying to find a solution. Write a review Ask a question. I can’t describe the feeling of incredulity, disappointment, disgust, when the hard drive failed only 3 days after I bought it, only after I had transferred 80gb of data across to it.


Imation Apollo M Portable Hard Drive – hard drive – GB – USB Overview – CNET

As i said, REAL value for money. I suggest you invest in Seagate. After reading various reviews, looking at possible solutions; it came to the fact that the driver in the product was expired, out of date or just failed in general. Came online to troubleshoot to find others with the same issue. Works on laptop but not on dvd player and that’s what I bought it for. Jmation same happened with mine in 3 months. I transferred all my backup data with no problems.

After about 6 months of very limited use, the unit died in a similar way as described by other users. Not imagion, can’t recall what I had on it now.