Perform Instant Data Recovery from RAW Hard Drive

“Hi, I am facing a critical situation from the last day where I cannot able to access any data from one of my hard drive partitions. Whenever I try to access that drive, I am getting an error saying The Disk in the Drive is not formatted, do you want to format it now? I tried to use CHKDSK utility to overcome this situation but it is showing like the file system of the drive has become RAW. I just don’t understand this. How a partition will become RAW? Is there any way to recover data from RAW hard drive partition? I am eagerly waiting at your response.”

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A RAW hard drive partition means that the file system in that partition is not at all recognized by Windows or Mac operating systems. As a result, the file system drivers cannot mount up that partition with a file system. Since the OS cannot see any file system in that drive, it simply prompts you to format the drive with a file system identifiable by OS.

Some causes due to which a hard drive turns into RAW drive

  • Improper System Shutdown: Perhaps, this would be the main reason behind this “RAW” file system error. As a last attempt during software freezes, many people including you might have forcefully restart the computer. This improper system shut down can also happen due to power outages.
  • Abrupt Removal of Drive: If you are using an external hard dive, this will matters to you. It is always recommended to select “Safely Remove Hardware” after using an external HDD. If you are not following this, it can affect the file system of your HDD in the long run.
  • Other Reasons: Bad sectors on the drive, System Crashes, etc. are some other causes that are accountable for this “RAW” hard drive error.

Recover Seagate is a powerful utility which you can rely in order to restore files from RAW hard drive. This tool analyzes your hard drive deeply to locate all the partitions/ drives. The intention of this tool is not just Seagate RAW partition recovery, it can be used on all popular types and brands of hard drives to retrieve files from it.

Note: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 is one of the popular hard drives of Seagate with SATA interface. As a top selling model, this hard drive usually encounters various prospects of data loss. Anyhow, Recover Seagate utility will be an ideal option for the data recovery from Seagate 7200.12 hard disk drives under any situations.

Importance of this Tool for RAW Hard Drive Data Recovery

  • Using this tool, you can recover data from RAW hard drive from different hard drive types like SATA, PATA (IDE), SCSI, eSATA, FireWire, Thunderbolt, etc.
  • Its recovery engine has the capability to identify and recover files of more than 300 file formats.
  • Within few mouse clicks, you can restore data from NTFS partitions on Windows using this utility. Check this page for a detailed info on data recovery from NTFS partition.
  • Restoring files from RAW hard drive using this tool can be performed by people who are having only a limited knowledge in data recovery.
  • The files which are recovered with the help of this tool can be saved into CD/ DVD or any accessible drive to host operating system.
  • With Recover Seagate tool, you can compress recovered files so as to save disk space in an effective manner.
  • Similar to data recovery from internal hard drive, you can also retrieve data from various portable hard drives using this utility. Visit this page: www.recoverseagate.com/portable-hard-drive.html to know more about portable hard drive data recovery.

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Steps to Restore Data from a RAW Hard Drive

Step (i): Download and install the demo version of the Recover Seagate software on your computer. Launch the installed application by double clicking the Desktop Icon. Home screen will opens up as illustrated in Figure A. Select "Recover Drives" options from it

Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive- Home Screen

Figure A: Home Screen

Step (ii): Second screen will be displayed to you as shown in Figure B. You have to choose "Partition Recovery" option from it.

Restore Files from RAW Hard Drive- Recovery Method

Figure B: Select Partition Recovery

Step (iii): After selecting partition recovery, you will get a window where you can specify the hard drive partition from which you want to recover inaccessible files as illustrated in Figure C. After selecting the drive, click the "Forward Arrow" to move to the next screen.

RAW Hard Drive Recovery- Select Drive

Figure C: Select Hard Drive Partition

Step (iv): Here, you can choose the file types which you want to recover from your hard drive partition as shown in Figure D. After selecting file types, click "Forward Arrow".

Restoring Files from RAW Hard Drive- Select File Types

Figure D: Select File Types

Step (v): After scanning, a list of recovered files will be displayed as shown in Figure E. You can preview those files in "Data View" and "File Type View".

Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive- Recovered Files

Figure E: Recovered Files

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