I had a serious failure on a 2TB external HDD this week. Yosemite says the drive is "not readable by this computer."
Oh well, it happens to all HDDs sooner or later.
Even though the contents could be re-downloaded from the internet, I decided to run Disk Drill to see how much I could recover.
While the HDD only has 2 TB capacity.
I'm simply curious, how is this technically possible? How can DD have reconstructed more data than could possibly have been stored on the drive? I don't require a solution to any technical problem. I'm just curious about the technical details behind this.
FWIW, prior to the failure, there was a 1 TB encrypted HFS+ Time Machine backup partition, a 600 GB HFS+ unencrypted partition, and a 400 GB unencrypted NTFS partition.