Recovering RAW Hard Drive Data

  • An exceptional utility that retrieves data from RAW hard drives
  • It helps in getting back deleted, formatted, lost data from the HDD
  • Offers an option to preview the recovered data
  • Works effeciently with all types of internal and external storage drives
  • Suitable to run on all versions of Windows and Macintosh


Consider a scenario, as soon as you connected the external hard drive to your computer to transfer files, an error message, “The Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?” is displayed. As you didn’t understand the message, you simply clicked on “Cancel” option of the pop-up box provided by Windows OS. The same error message displayed when you again tried to click on the external hard drive. Hence, in this kind of situation, you are surprised about the repetition of the error and even worried about how to resolve the problem.

However, don’t worry! An error message is an indication that the hard drive has turned RAW. It happens when your computer fails to identify the file system of the hard disk and if the file system is corrupted or damaged then it becomes RAW. This, in turn, led to data inaccessibility. Hence, you can resolve the problem by installing a new file system and to do so, you need to format the hard drive. Although, it provides you the best solution for the error stated above as well as for a file system corruption but, unfortunately, it erases all the data saved on hard drive. Don’t panic about the question that strikes on your mind immediately like how to recover a RAW drive? You can retrieve data from RAW drive using a reliable Hard Drive Recovery Software. But before that,

Let’s see some common scenarios that could make hard drive RAW:

  • If the hard drive is severely infected with harmful viruses then, the file system of the hard drive gets corrupted which in turn makes the hard drive RAW
  • While accessing data from your hard drive, if there is a sudden power failure then, there are chances of your hard drive becoming RAW
  • If the OS of your computer gets crashed or corrupted then, it may delete the file system and hence, due to this your hard drive becomes RAW and now, you can recover RAW drive using reliable recovery software

You can know about how to recover RAW drive due to any of the situations mentioned above using the Hard Drive Recovery Software. This software is an appropriate one to perform RAW drive recovery. It thoroughly scans the entire hard drive and recovers all your precious data such as images, songs, videos, documents, compressed files, PPT files etc. missing from a RAW hard drive. It even helps you to recover data from a crashed hard drive due to a number of reasons with ease. It is compatible to restore RAW drive data on all the latest versions of Windows and Mac Operating Systems.

With the help of this software, you can even recover data from storage devices such as an external hard drive, memory cards, flash drives, USB drives, iPods etc. It can even rescue missing data from partitions such as FAT 16, FAT 32, exFAT, NTFS and NTFS5 etc. This software is also one of the best software to recover data from a Western Digital drive within a couple of minutes. Hence, it is one of the most recommended software for recovering a RAW drive. Use the demo version of the software in order to try greater chances of recovering the RAW drive data.

Steps to recover RAW drive using the Hard Drive Recovery Software:

Step 1: Remove your RAW drive and connect it to a healthy computer. Download and Install the demo version of the software on your computer and run the Software. From the main screen, select “Recover Drives” option and then, from the next screen select “Partition Recovery” option to recover a RAW drive.

Recovering RAW Drive - Main Screen

Fig 1: Main Screen

Step 2: Now, the software scans and displays a list of drives choose the particular drive that represents your hard drive (RAW drive) from which you need to recover data and click on the “Next” button.

Recovering Data from RAW Drive - Select Logical Drive Screen

Fig 2: Select Logical Drive Screen

Step 3: Once the scanning process is completed, you can view the recovered data in two different views i.e. “Data Type View” or “File Type View” using “Preview” option and then “Save” the recovered data to your desired location on the computer.

Recovering RAW Drive Data - Preview File Screen

Fig 3: Preview Screen

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