Repair RAW Disk & Data Recovery from RAW Drive - M3 RAW Drive Recovery

M3 RAW Drive Recovery has been integrated into M3 Data Recovery - RAW Drive Recovery module

Professional RAW drive recovery software adopts "Rebuild/Repair file system" method to fix RAW partition and recover data from RAW hard drive, RAW external HDD, RAW USB drive, RAW memory card, RAW SD card, etc.
  • Simple and reliable RAW drive data recovery software
  • Fix RAW drive back to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT without data loss
  • Recover data from RAW hard drive, external HDD, USB flash drive
  • Recover data from inaccessible, corrupted hard drive, USB drive, SD card
  • Support FAT32/exFAT/NTFS file systems and Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/Server 2012/2008/2003
  • Encrypt drive with Bitlocker in Windows 10/8/7 Home, please go to M3 Bitlocker Loader for Windows
RAW Drive Recovery Software - M3 RAW Drive Recovery

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    A wizard-like assistant guides you throughout the entire configuration process. This mode is suitable especially for less experienced users because they only need to follow the built-in steps in order to complete the task.

New features

What's New in Version 5.6

  • Support exFAT file system
  • Improve RAW drive recovery quality
  • More M3 RAW Drive Recovery edition release history Learn more >>

Key Features

M3 RAW Drive Recovery uses "Rebuild/Repair file system" method to fix RAW drive back to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT without data loss. If the damage to file system is serious, the only way is to recover data from RAW drive, so not every RAW drive can be fixed back to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT due to different cause reasons, it depends upon the specific environment, but lost data can be recovered via Data Recovery mode as long as RAW drive is not physically damaged. How to check if RAW drive can be fixed or data can be recovered from RAW drive by M3 RAW Drive Recovery?

Two preconditions using M3 RAW Drive Recovery:

1. RAW drive has important data: If RAW drive doesn't have important data, please directly reformat RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT with Windows built-in format tool or diskpart command. Please note M3 RAW Drive Recovery is a RAW drive data recovery tool, it doesn't have the function to format RAW drive to NTFS, FAT32, exFAT.

2. RAW drive is not encrypted and not physically damaged: If RAW drive is physically damaged, please send it to a local data recovery shop for help. M3 RAW Drive Recovery doesn't support RAW drive that is encrypted (Such as Bitlocker encrypted, TrueCrypt encrypted, hardware encrypted). If RAW drive is Bitlocker encrypted, please try M3 Bitlocker Recovery to recover data from Bitlocker encrypted RAW drive.

Two results for RAW drive using M3 RAW Drive Recovery:

1. RAW drive can be fixed back to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT file system.

2. RAW drive cannot be fixed (The damage to file system is serious), but data can be recovered via Data Recovery mode (After ensuring all recovered files can be opened, please reformat RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32/exFAT).

Have important data in RAW drive, please find corresponding solution as below:

Know nothing about how to recover RAW drive or recover data from RAW drive?

Go the detailed user guide - Read the full user guide and follow the instructions to perform the RAW drive repair or RAW drive data recovery with a few clicks and get lost data back.

If you just want to recover data from RAW drive, M3 Data Recovery is highly recommended, M3 Data Recovery is a professional data recovery software.

RAW drive is caused by corrupted DBR, MFT/FAT, unsafely unplugging external drive, virus attack, etc.

Go RAW Drive Recovery (By default) - Recover RAW drive and then convert/change RAW to NTFS/FAT32 without data loss.

Tips: Due to the complicated environments, no program can ensure a 100% chance of repair, so M3 RAW Drive Recovery provides data recovery function to recover data from RAW drive when the RAW drive cannot be fixed.

RAW drive is caused after partition structure was changed or damaged, such as repartitioning hard drive.

Download M3 Data Recovery - Find More Partitions (Lost Partition Recovery) built-in Data Recovery module of M3 Data Recovery can scan the whole RAW hard disk to find previously existing partitions and then recover data from RAW hard drive.

Deleted or lost partition? Disk management displays unallocated space and My Computer cannot recognize it.

Go Find More Partitions - Unallocated space is not RAW file system. It means you deleted/lost partitions. Please use Find More Partitions (Lost Partition Recovery module) on left corner to recover data from deleted/lost partition.

RAW drive is caused by cancelling format operation in format process

Download M3 Data Recovery - Format operation has erased the file system even if the format operation was cancelled, so Data Recovery module built-in M3 Data Recovery can recover data from formatted drive.

Tips: No data recovery software can recover data after full format was made under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10, full format under Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10 has completely erased the data so that lost data cannot be recovered.

RAW drive is caused by bad sectors or physical damage

Switch to Data Recovery mode - No program can repair bad sectors, so M3 RAW Drive Recovery can only recover data. Data error (cyclic redundancy check) means there are bad sectors. How to check bad sectors: Download a tool called WinHex. Run it as administrator, select Tools, select Open Disk, select RAW drive and see whether there are unreadable sectors or not.

Ask data recovery service provider for help - If RAW hard drive cannot be recognized properly by Disk Managment or it is physically damaged.

RAW drive common scenarios

Memory card not formatted error
Drive is not accessible, the parameter is incorrect
Memory card shows 0 bytes space and RAW file system
Drive X:\ is not formatted, do you want to format it now?
Drive not accessible, data error (cyclic redundancy check)
Drive X:\ not accessible. File or directory is corrupted & unreadable.

Don't have important data in RAW drive, please go to the solution as below:

If there is no important data in RAW drive, please just format RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32 with format tool. If Windows is unable to format RAW drive, please find the professional format tool (Such as low-level format tool) to format RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32.

Step-by-step for RAW Drive Recovery or RAW Drive Data Recovery

Install and Launch M3 RAW Drive Recovery
Install & Launch

Scan RAW drive with M3 RAW Drive Recovery
Scan RAW Drive

Recover RAW drive with M3 RAW Drive Recovery
Recover RAW Drive

Release History


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V5.6 released, what's New in Version 5.6: Improve RAW drive recovery quality and support exFAT file system.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V5.5 released, what's New in Version 5.5: Improve RAW drive recovery quality and compatible with Windows 10.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V5.3 released, what's New in Version 5.3: Enhance RAW drive recovery algorithm, improve UI to make operations very simple, support Windows 10.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V5.2 released, what's New in Version 5.2: Enhance removable device detection and improve recovery quality.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V5.0 released, what's New in Version 5.0: Enhance data recovery from RAW drive, improve UI to make operations very simple.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V4.6 released, what's New in Version 4.6: Fix file system errors except for damaged DBR & MFT.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V4.5 released, what's New in Version 4.5: Use new algorithm to enhance product quality.


M3 RAW Drive Recovery V4.0 released, what's New in Version 4.0: Brand-new and intuitive user interface, support 2TB+ hard drive with 512 bytes and 4 kb sector size, some bugs fixed to improve product quality.

Customer Testimonials

Well, I've just figured out that I should not assign a drive letter to the 'lost' partition and let the recovery software to find it. I am able to recover all my files now and it only took 5 seconds to display the original file system. I must say it's a great software that is worth the money.---William Ho

Your software can read corrupted unreadable hard disk and recover them 100%. So I love it.---Ziaohua Zhu

Thank you for fixing my drive this morning. Just wanted to say it's appreciated & goodbye!---John Reidford

For some inexplicable reason, my external drive because "Parameter incorrect" and disk management said it was RAW. I had tried for days to use native Windows recovery (chkdsk /f /r/x from CMD and other methods) and every site I visited said data was lost. Western Digital Dianositcs said the drive passed all tests, but the data still inaccessible! Frustration! This morning, I managed to type in just the right search phrase and found your software. I downloaded the trial version, and let it run, and it found all the data in the RAW. So, I took the chance and bought it. All data is accessible with just a point and click. I will be testing the drive just to make sure it isn't failing, but THANK you.---Sandra Chung

I cannot put into words how thankful I am, for having found and used your service. All of my critical business files are backed up to an external drive. However, the drive failed, due to a bad sector, and I could not access any of my documents. I was beside myself; thinking I'd lost all of my hard work. I searched online and found your site. I downloaded your software, followed the instructions you provide, and within less than 15 minutes, all of my files were recovered – nothing lost! I will highly recommend your software to anyone in the same situation.---Jayson Millson


System requirements

Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2012/2008/2003.
Support exFAT, NTFS and FAT32 file systems, support over 2TB hard drive
CPU: 1GHz (32 bit or 64 bit), RAM: 1GB of RAM, Disk space: 32 MB of free space.

Supported storage devices

Hard drive, external hard drive, USB flash drive, SD card, CF card, memory card, SSD (Solid State Drive), etc. (RAID is not included, in most situations, RAID structure was corrupted so that lost data can be recovered after rebuilding RAID correctly)

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