How to check if RAW partition can be fixed or data can be recovered from RAW drive by M3 RAW Drive Recovery or M3 Data Recovery?

Firstly please try M3 RAW Drive Recovery or M3 Data Recovery before purchasing, download them from download center.

There are several situations we need to pay special attention to when fixing RAW drive or recovering data from RAW drive:

1. There is no important data in RAW drive.

We are sorry to tell you that M3 RAW Drive Recovery or M3 Data Recovery cannot help you to convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32, because M3 RAW Drive Recovery and M3 Data Recovery are data recovery software rather than a format tool.

Solution: Please try the professional format tool, such as Windows built-in format tool.

2. The program has found data from RAW drive and you have seen "Fix Drive" button when trying M3 RAW Drive Recovery Trial or RAW Drive Recovery module built-in M3 Data Recovery Free.

Normally, the RAW drive can be fixed in this situation. However, not every RAW drive can be fixed due to different RAW drive cause reasons, but lost data can be recovered from RAW drive as long as RAW drive is not physically damaged even if actually RAW drive cannot be fixed.

Solution: If you are using M3 RAW Drive Recovery Trial, please right click the photos/documents to preview, if the photos/documents can be previewed, the data can be recovered. If you are using M3 Data Recovery Free version, it allows to recover 1GB data so that you can check the recovery quality before purchasing.

3. "The RAW drive cannot be fixed, please download M3 Data Recovery from RAW drive" was received when trying M3 RAW Drive Recovery Trial.

RAW drive cannot be fixed

This error message means that your RAW drive cannot be fixed. Please don't purchase full version, you will get the same results even if you purchase full version.

Solution: Try M3 Data Recovery Free with its Data Recovery module. M3 Data Recovery Free version allows to recover 1GB data so that you can check the recovery quality before purchasing. If M3 Data Recovery Free version can find the lost data from RAW drive and then you can open any recovered files, you can consider purchasing the full version to recover more data.

4. "Data not found, please tick Deep Scan option and try again" was received when trying M3 Data Recovery.

Data not found

After ticking Deep Scan option, "Data not found, please contact support@m3datarecovery.com with the data loss details" was received as below:

Data not found after deep scan

According to our experience, the RAW hard drive cannot be readable any more. Please don't purchase full version, you will get the same results even if you purchase full version.

Solution: 1. Restart the computer or change another computer and have a try; 2. Contact support@m3datarecovery with the data loss details; 3. Send it to a local data recovery company for help.

5. When accessing RAW drive in Windows explorer, "Drive is not accessible, data error (cyclic redundancy check)" was received as below:

Drive not accessible, data error, cyclic redundancy check

Data error (cyclic redundancy check) indicates that hardware problem or there are unreadable sectors (bad sectors) on your RAW hard drive.

In this situation, you can recover data from RAW drive if you are luck when the RAW drive can be readable. The worst thing is: The RAW drive cannot be readable any more by any data recovery software, in this situation, you have to send this bad RAW hard drive to a local data recovery company for help.

Solution: Try M3 Data Recovery Free with its Data Recovery module. M3 Data Recovery Free version allows to recover 1GB data so that you can check the recovery quality before purchasing. If M3 Data Recovery Free version can find the lost data from RAW drive and then you can open any recovered files, you can consider purchasing the full version to recover more data.

6. The program stuck in "Software is loading, please wait..." process after launching M3 RAW Drive Recovery or M3 Data Recovery.

The "Loading storage devices, please wait..." process means the program is loading the storage devices (Hard drive, external hard drive, USB drive, etc.) If the program stuck when loading storage devices, it means there is something wrong with some storage device (bad sectors, hardware issue). The program will work as normal after you eject the corrupted storage device.

Solution: Please wait patiently. If the program still stuck after a long wait, please send the corrupted storage device to a local data recovery company for help.

7. Windows is unable to format RAW drive.

Windows is unable to format RAW drive

We are sorry to tell you that M3 RAW Drive Recovery or M3 Data Recovery cannot help you to convert RAW to NTFS/FAT32, because M3 RAW Drive Recovery and M3 Data Recovery are data recovery software rather than a format tool. According to our experience, the RAW drive may be physically damaged in this situation if Windows is unable to format RAW drive to NTFS/FAT32.

Solution: If the RAW drive is removable storage device, such as SD card, CF card, please contact manufacturer and get the corresponding production tool.