About Mac Studio and Mac Studio Data Recovery

donemax editorCoco Lin updated on 2022/11/01 to Mac Data Recovery

Some of the most recent Mac computers include Apple's new M1 processor (M1/M1 Pro/M1 Max/M1 Ultra). The new Mac OS system and the M1 processor work together to make the system faster and more secure than ever. It is not, however, impervious to data loss, and you may lose data on a Mac Studio with the M1/M2 chip. Because of the M1 chip's security technique makes recovering deleted data from a Mac with an M1 chip difficult. Most file recovery scenarios and other common data restoration scenarios cannot reliably retrieve data from the M1 chip Mac.

This article will show you how to recover lost data on a new Mac Studio machine.

What is Mac Studio?

Mac Studio is Apple's most recent offering in the desktop computer market. It sits between the previously released Mac Pro and Mac Mini.

Mac Studio is available in two flavours, each powered by Apple's newer M1 Max or Ultra chipsets. You can get a 10 core M1 Max/512 GB storage combo for $2000 or a 20 core M1 Ultra/1 TB configuration for an extra $2000. Both versions are upgradeable to 8 TB of storage.

Mac Studio data recovery

Apple describes this new Mac Studio entry as having 'outrageous performance' and housing some of the most powerful chipsets ever 'in a personal computer.' The new Mac Studio is an excellent addition to Apple's desktop family.

Security features for Mac Studio

To protect what's on your computer and prevent unauthorized software apps from loading during startup, your Mac Studio includes the following security features:

Secure storage:

To provide advanced levels of security, your storage drive is encrypted with hardware keys. Data recovery may not be possible in a catastrophic failure, so you must back up your files to an external source. The macOS User Guide describes how to use macOS Recovery on a Mac with Apple silicon.

Set up Time Machine or another backup plan to back up your files regularly. See Backing up your files with Time Machine covered in the macOS User Guide and the Apple Support article Backing up your Mac with Time Machine.

Data Protection:

In addition to the default storage drive encryption in Mac Studio, third-party app developers can use file-level encryption to better protect sensitive data without affecting system performance.

In rare cases, such as a power outage during a macOS upgrade, your Mac Studio may become unresponsive, and the chip's firmware may need to be reactivated. In the Apple Configurator User Guide, see Revive or restore a Mac using Apple silicon.

System integrity:

The Apple silicon in your Mac Studio verifies that the version of macOS software loaded during startup is authorized by Apple and works behind the scenes to protect the macOS authorizations. This makes it more difficult for malware or malicious websites to compromise your Mac Studio.

Secure startup:

Support for the secure startup is enabled by default. Its purpose is to ensure that the operating system software loaded on your computer when it boots up is authorized by Apple.

If your Mac Studio does not start up because it detects an untrusted component, it will boot from a secure recovery partition and, if possible, automatically correct issues. See Setting Security Options for more information. Change the security settings on Mac's startup disc that contains Apple silicon in the macOS user guide.

Different Methods to Recover Lost Data from Mac Studio

If you already have a Mac Studio and have lost some important files, you can try various methods depending on the cause of the disappearance. These methods are briefly described below.

None of these methods may work for you if the underlying cause is unrelated to the issues discussed in this article. As a result, if you still have difficulty locating your lost files, you should seek professional assistance rather than attempting various schemes that may cause your data to remain hidden indefinitely.

1. Check your Cloud Storage or Backup

If you have lost an important file, you should check your cloud storage, such as Google Drive or Dropbox. There's a chance you've made a backup of your important files, and your lost file or folder is among them.

As a result, it is a good idea to check your cloud storage before deciding to use the advanced method described in the following step. If you backed up Mac Studio with Time Machine, try to restore the lost data from the Time Machine backup.

2. Check the Adjacent Folder

If one or more files or folders appear to be missing, you may have accidentally moved them to one of the adjacent folders. If this is the case, check the folder next to the file or folder you lost.

If your file is there, you're in luck; otherwise, proceed to the steps below.

3. Check your Mac Studio's Trash

If you're having trouble finding and recovering lost data from Mac Studio, check your Mac's Trash. To do so, open your Mac's Trash and look for your missing file/s or folder/s. If you can find the necessary information, copy it somewhere so you won't lose it again.

Mac Studio data recovery

4. Use a 3rd Party Recovery Tool or a Recovery Service

Having no luck with the procedures mentioned above? It is time to use a third-party data recovery software or service to recover lost data from Mac Studio. For example, you can try Donemax Data Recovery for Mac to get lost files back on a Mac Studio machine.

Donemax Data Recovery for Mac

  • Recover permanently deleted files on Mac Studio.
  • Recover formatted or erased drive on Mac Studio.
  • Recover inaccessible or hidden files on Mac Studio.

Donemax Data Recovery for Mac is a safe, powerful and easy-to-use Mac Studio data recovery application. It supports to recover all types of lost files from local disk, external disk, memory card, USB flash drive, digital camera, etc. Now, follow the steps below to recover lost data from a Mac Studio machine.

Step 1: From Launchpad, launch Donemax Data Recovery for Mac, and then select the hard drive where you deleted or lost your files.

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Step 2: Press the Scan button. Donemax Data Recovery for Mac will deeply scan the hard drive and find all recoverable files.

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Step 3: After the scan, you can view all recoverable files. Then select and save the desired files.

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In this article, we attempted to assist our readers in recovering lost data from Mac Studio. It is always a good idea to keep a backup of essential files on a secure storage device to regain access if you lose them due to an accident.

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Coco Lin

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Coco has been a writer and a chief programmer at Donemax software since 2018. Over 10 years of experience of writing troubleshooting articles in the software industry, she is passionate about programming and loves to providing solutions to Windows and Mac users. Also she enjoys music and palying tennis in her free time.