How to Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive?

Every hard disk storage needs a file system for its proper functioning. Due to some factors, the disk file system could get corrupted. With corruption or damages to the disk file system, the computer OS won’t be able to find an adequate file system over the hard drive. The hard disk turns to be raw and hence makes the data on the hard drive remain inaccessible. However, If you don’t wish to lose your vital data from a RAW hard disk then you can make use of the Drive Recovery Software to recover data in a safe and sound manner.

Though you are unable to read or write data to a raw formatted disk, there is one efficient way to bring back the files. All the files exist at the preoccupied memory space as long as they aren’t overwritten by new files or folder. So, this makes possible for a robust application like the Drive Recovery software to extract complete data from a raw drive.

Circumstances leading to the corruption of hard drive that inturn results in RAW drive:

Virus Attack: Programs that intrude within system unknowingly are called a virus. If these programs make some changes to the disk file system of the hard drive then you may not be able to access files from the respective drive. The HD might appear to be in a raw state, you may be asked to format the drive in order to use it further(format command is used to reset the file system of any drive).

Error while Using the Windows Disk Management Utility: Disk Management Utility is used to make some serious changes in the settings of the hard drive. If any error happens while using this tool, then the drive can turn RAW. This kind of corruption usually happens when you are either creating or deleting hard drive partition, changing the file system of the partition, or shrinking any volume.

Improper System Shutdown: Generally, it is suggested to turn off the system by following a proper procedure. If a user consistently fails to do so, then he or she may end up corrupting hard drive to such an extent that all the files saved over it get unreachable.

Bad Sectors: Files that are saved on the bad sectors don’t respond properly to read request. The data remains unreachable even after several attempts that you make to access the drive.

RAW data recovery from all the above-stated scenarios can be done without formatting the hard drive. To ensure safe recovery of the files from the hard drive you need to follow some measures strictly. A few of them are listed as follows:

  • Don’t format or reformat your hard drive
  • Downloading and installation of recovery software must be done on some other drive
  • Stop saving files on the hard drive after encountering a raw drive

You then need to install the Drive Recovery Software on your computer and start restoring the data from the RAW drive. The interactive interface of this software ensures that data recovery is done by you in a flawless way. If needed this software also provides technical support which is available 24X7.

Recoverdata from RAW hard drive using Drive Recovery Software

The Drive Recovery Software starts scanning of hard drive and extracts all the files of all formats. It also avails a preview of the recovered file items; sorted on basis of the filename, file size, creation date or modification date. It can also be used to recover files from the drive that is not initialized. You can easily use this raw HDD recovery application on different Windows like Vista, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, and Server editions.

This software allows you to recover files from RAW laptop drives- Sony, Samsung, Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Asus, and so on. You can use it over different types over hard drive such as SATA, SCSI, ATA, IDE, etc. You can utilize this recovery application to restore recently erased files and also drive data that is formatted, reformatted, corrupt or inaccessible.

Steps to recover data from RAW hard drive:

Step 1: Download and run the Drive Recovery Software on your PC. Opt Recover Partitions option on the home screen.

Step 2: Select the RAW drive from the list of all physical drives on the computer and click on the Scan button.

Drive Recovery Software - Select Recovery Mode

Figure 1: Main Window

Step 3: The tool starts searching for the data on the RAW hard disk.

Drive Recovery Software - Select Drive

Figure 2: Scanning for Files

Step 4: The retrieved files will be displayed on a new window. View the drive files under File Type View and Data View layouts.

Drive Recovery Software - File Type View Recovered Files

Figure 3: Recovered Files

Step 5: Now you can right-click on the file item to preview. Continue to mark the files/folders that you want to save.

Drive Recovery Software - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview

Step 6: Save the retrieved files to a suitable drive location.

Drive Recovery Software - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files