My 3TB external hard drive became RAW, I cannot access data stored in it, is there any RAW data recovery freeware so that I can recover data from RAW external hard drive?
The answer is Yes.
The RAW drive is a hard drive partition which has not been formatted with the file system: FAT32/NTFS/exFAT in Windows enviroment. The RAW drive can be caused by a number of reasons such as virus attack, inproper operation, power failure, hard drive crash, unsafe ejection, etc. It often happens when the records determining the file system type or location on the disk are corrupted, usually the boot sector.
In this situation, you will get an error message like "You need to format the disk in drive E: before you can use it" as below when accessing the RAW partition, if we click "No", the raw partition cannot be accessed. On the contrary, if we click "Yes", we will lose all the data stored on this drive. How to access the data stored on RAW partition if I don't format it?
The best solution is to recover data from RAW partition or RAW hard drive and then format the partition to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT.
Tutorial to recover data from RAW partition with RAW data recovery freeware
Step 1: Download and install M3 Data Recovery Free on your computer.
Step 2: Then run M3 Data Recovery Free and select Data Recovery module on home window.
Step 3: Choose RAW partition and click Next to scan the lost data from RAW partition.
Step 4: After data is found from RAW partition, please check the found files and then click Recover button to recover data from RAW partition.
Step 5: Please format the RAW partition to convert/change RAW file system to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT file system once data is successfuly done, the RAW partition will be working again after format completes.
Besides RAW data recovery, M3 Data Recovery is also a professional RAW drive recovery software which provides RAW Drive Recovery module to fix RAW partition, RAW hard drive, RAW external hard drive, etc.