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How to Recover Data from A Fusion Disk

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Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Answer Hard Drive Problems • Proven solutions

Q: "I've been using Mac books and other Apple products quite frequently. Sadly, this month I'm stuck in a devastating situation where my data is accidentally deleted from my fusion disk. The data on the disk is really important to me when it comes to my academic and professional life. Losing that data will result in a great decline in my work graph. I desperately need to know the quickest solutions to recover data from my fusion disk."

Undoubtedly, losing important data can make you go crazy. People using Apple computers everywhere in the world, face this problem at least once in their life.

Luckily, losing your data on the fusion disk is completely recoverable. In this guide, you can figure out the causes and have the finest and quickest methods to get your data back. Just stick to the guide and follow the steps properly.

In this article

Why Do You Lose Data on a Fusion Drive?

It is a big mistake in taking electronic devices for granted. The fusion hard drive is always vulnerable. Therefore multiple reasons will lead to data loss. Figure out the specific reason that is helpful for data recovery.

Now follow me to check why you lost your precious files on your fusion disk.

There are scenarios where you sometimes actually delete your data accidentally, but that's not something odd. People often accidentally delete their important files in a hurry or sometimes while confused about something. There are cases when people often format the whole disk or one of its partitions while doing something else on their computer.

Electronic devices like computers are prone to have attacked by viruses very frequently. As we use our computers to link to the internet, it is quite certain that the internet works as a bridge between viruses and computers. People sometimes use too many removable disks with the computer which rarely transfers viruses into computers. These viruses can erase your data in a matter of time. They can either corrupt it or completely erase it without letting you have a clue.

Fusion drive becoming unbootable means that either SSD or HDD fails, as in fusion drive both are present. The HDD is more likely to sudden failures but on the other side, SDD sends a warning before failing gradually. Fusion drive has this drawback that failing of one drive causes the whole fusion drive to become unreadable.

The storage seems to be separated into two drives instead of one, this is because the drive is no longer a fusion drive. This usually happens when you have replaced one of your drives on your Fusion drive. Some software may be the reason for a split between the storage.

How to Recover Lost Data from Mac Fusion Disk?

Now that we are already aware of the reasons why the Mac Fusion drive loses data, it's time to get back the files stored on your Mac Fusion drive.

There are two ways to regain deleted, formatted even corrupted files from the Mac Fusion disk. The steps are clearly listed. It is convenient and easy to operate. Let's begin.

Solution 1: Recover data from the "Time Machine"

If you have created a backup through "Time Machine", it will be a lot easier to recover your fusion disk. Below comes the instructions.

Step 1 Firstly, restart your Mac.

Step 2 when the startup disk is waking up, don't forget to hold the "Command" and "R" keys simultaneously. This will boot your Mac into macOS utilities. Try again, if failed to open it the first time.

Step 3 Select the option of "restore from time machine backup" from the list with several options.

Step 4 Now, click continue. Click continue again on the Restore your System page.

Step 5 Select the time machine backup you want to recover.

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Step 6 Click "continue and then select the most recent backup of your Mac's hard drive.

Step 7 Lastly, click continue. Wait for a short time, while your data is being recovered. Once it is done, you need to restart your Mac to see the results.

Solution 2: Use data recovery software

Unfortunately, if you haven't backed up your files, "Time Machine" would surely be useless.

At this moment, you might seek help from the Internet, where you can find a lot of software. Then the problem arises, which is the most reliable, cost-effective one?

Here, I recommend Wondershare Recoverit. Nowadays, it is trusted by over 5 million end-users. Its gained popularity is evidenced by its excellent quality and user-friendly interface.

And I would like to introduce you to four steps to restore your fusion disk immediately.

Step 1 Launch recovery on Mac

First, download and install the recovery software on your Mac. Once it is installed, you can just double-click the icon to run the application.

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Step 2 Select the device

Select the drive under the "Devices" option in front of you or if you know the exact path of your lost data location, you can either select that. Click on the "Start" tab to move forward.

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Step 3 Scan the location

Pressed the tab "Start" to scan the fusion hard drive. You can even either "Pause" or "Stop" the scanning process.

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Step 4 Preview and recover files

The scanning process might take minutes or hours. During scanning, you can preview data types. Once you find your needed files, select the button "Recover".

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Full Tips | How to Fix a Split Fusion Drive?

There is a situation when you will witness a split in your fusion disk. There could be several reasons for this scenario. Replacing one of the drives in the fusion drive or using any software to split could be the reasons for this. So, there are two options for you in this case, either you can use the two drives independently or you can just fix the split using the steps mentioned below. Follow these steps carefully to do the task:

Check whether there is a drive labeled as a fusion drive.

Create a fusion drive again

So, now that you are creating a fusion drive again, you need to make sure that you have made a backup of all the valuable data present in your fusion drive. If you have created the backup, then proceed further. Follow these steps to create a fusion drive again.

Step 1 Ower on your Mac, don't forget to hold "Command" and "R" to start up from Mac OS recovery. You need to release the keys when you see the Apple logo. If you fail the first time, try again.

Step 2 Furthermore, you need to choose "utilities"> "terminal" from the menu bar in front of you. Now, Type diskutil reset Fusion in the Terminal window, then press "Return".

Step 3 Type "yes" and then presses "return".

Wait for a while till the terminal indicates that the operation was successful. Once you know it's successful, quit the terminal and return to the macOS utility window. Lastly, choose "Reinstall macOS" and follow the instructions given on the screen to reinstall the Mac operating system. After all of it is completed, you will witness that the Mac has created a fusion drive with reinstalled macOS and boots from the drive.


Data is becoming the most valuable entity in this period of the world. So, securing it must be the first thing on your mind whenever you are saving it on your computer or Mac. Data once lost can surely give you a tough time, as it disturbs many things altogether. Make sure you always keep a backup of your fusion drive data. Unfortunately, if you reach this situation where data is lost. Make sure you choose the best software available in the market. Following the steps with great focus is the key to getting your data back safely.

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