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Solution to Fix RAW External HDD without Losing Data

March 25, 2017 No Comments

“Can anyone suggest me how to fix a RAW external hard drive without losing data? Actually, I have an external hard drive of 2 TB storage capacity, and it was working fine till yesterday. But, today morning, when I connected it to my Mac system, the D: Drive is showing as 0 bytes, and could not access any of my files. I stored many important files in it. How to fix a RAW external hard drive without losing data? Please help me…!”

Well, RAW hard drive is a state, when its file system is corrupted and the operating system fails to recognize its file system. In such situation, you are denied from accessing your data from RAW drive. If you format the drive, obviously you will lose your entire data from it. According to data recovery experts, immediately stop further usage of your RAW external hard drive and do not make any changes until you fix it by using a safe and reliable data recovery tool. Before going to know how to fix a RAW external hard drive without losing data, let us see some symptoms when the file system of HDD is converted to RAW

  1. The file system of your external HDD is displayed as RAW
  2. The file names will contain weird characters
  3. Pop up an error message saying “Disk in the drive not formatted, do you want to format it now?”
  4. The respected logical drive does not contain a valid file system

Possible factors that cause external hard drive to become RAW:

  1. Formation of large number of bad sectors on the external HDD
  2. Severe virus and malware infections on the hard drive
  3. Corruption of Master Boot Record and partition table of an external hard drive
  4. Improper removal of external hard drive from the system without using Safe Removal option
  5. Interruptions such as sudden power outage or improper shutdown of the system while formatting or reformatting the hard drive

Stop worrying and start fixing a RAW external hard drive without losing data:

Fixing a RAW external hard drive without losing data is an easier task if and only if you apply Remo Recover software on your Mac external hard drive. Remo Recover is designed with advanced scanning engines that scans your entire external hard drive and recovers all kinds of files including pictures, videos, music files, games, PDF files, Word documents, PPT files, spreadsheets, etc. with ease. Download the demo edition of the software on a healthy drive of your Mac system and run on your Mac system. Once the software scans and recovers all your data, it allows you to view the recoverable files with its in-built Preview button, thereby permits you to test its ability before you purchase the tool.

Salient features of the software:

  1. Remo Recover supports data recovery from hard drives having file systems like HFS, HFSX, HFS+, FAT16, FAT32, and EXFAT
  2. Apart from hard drives, it also restores missing or erased files from memory cards, USB flash drives, pen drives, FireWire drives, thumb drives, and many more
  3. Compatible with all major versions of Mac OS X including macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Snow Leopard, etc.
  4. It is designed with simple user interface so that data recovery is made easy for both professional as well as non-technical users
  5. Provides 24/7 technical assistance to its customers to solve any type of queries

Points to be remembered:

  1. Do not format the RAW drive and overwrite on it with new files, as the chance of data recovery reduces if you store new files by formatting the RAW drive
  2. It is always safe to remove external hard drive from the system using Safe hardware Removal option
  3. Install reliable anti-virus tool on your system and update it on regular time basis in order get rid of dangerous threats like viruses and malwares