Get Data Back from RAW Hard Drives

"I am a business analyst. I work on computer and laptop as most of my work needs internet services. I prefer to store my important data on hard drive rather using any portable drive or USB drive, as I found it more secure, but I was proved wrong, when my hard drive turn RAW and restricted me from accessing my important data. This is irritating me as I can’t proceed further with my work and sadly I don’t have knowledge about RAW hard drive data recovery, because I am not from technical background. Please suggest me some good and easy methods to get data back from RAW hard drive on my Windows computer. Thanks in advance."

Well, if you are a regular computer user then you might experience data loss one or the other day. Unfortunately you can’t avert this, as it is unplanned, unexpected and spontaneous event. But one good thing is that you can recover data from RAW hard drive and from other logical data crisis using a reliable data recovery tool. Before proceeding with data recovery process, let’s know what RAW hard drive is and what are the reasons, because of which a hard drive becomes RAW?

What is RAW hard drive?

It’s not a different type of hard drive or model. A RAW hard drive is a problem related to computer hard drive that results in data loss. How to check a RAW hard drive? It is not that difficult when your hard drive gets RAW it restrict you access. In order to confirm, you can right click the drive and check its file system, which suppose to be NTFS or FAT but now it will show “RAW file system”. However, there are many reasons that lead hard drive become RAW, one such scenario is mentioned in next paragraph.

Real Scenario …

Consider a scenario in which you allot a complete drive to store your project data, so that you can easily access it. You keep each and every file in that drive weather it an image, video file, audio file or any downloaded application. But a day before your project deadline date you bump into a situation where your hard drive gets RAW from nowhere. This definitely creates certain panic. However, you start tracking the reason for this upset and soon realise that you have downloaded some application and result of which you are forced to face this unpleasant data crisis. Well there are few other calamities that lead to same, which are mentioned below.

  • Improper changes make to file system of the hard drive
  • Severe infection of virus / malware
  • Undesirable changes made to boot section of the hard drive
  • Software or operating system malfunctioning
  • Generation of some unmaskable logical interrupts, etc.

How to get data back from RAW hard drives?

Even though there are numerous reasons for becoming hard drive RAW, but solution for all these unhappy reason is just one i.e. Remo Recover - a RAW partition recovery free software. This magical tool is built to recover data from RAW hard drives and cheer you up, because of which it is recommended by many professional and non professional users around the world. It is an award winning tool that is best in its class and completely safe to use in order to recover files from RAW USB drive, hard drive or other storage devices. This unmatchable tool employs a deep drive scan and retrieves files from RAW hard drive on Windows XP, 7, 8, 10 and other popular versions of Windows OS. However, to achieve complete data recovery from RAW hard drives download the demo version of Remo Recover and estimate the chance of data recovery.

Few other notable features:

  • Ingrained with superior data retrieval techniques and developed with helpful features
  • Even retrieve lost files from RAW hard drive, corrupt partition and inaccessible drives
  • Support restoration of RAW hard drive files like audios, videos, applications, presentations and other stuff with ease
  • You can even recover RAW files from SD card Mac based devices without hassle
  • Well compatible with file systems like FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, NTFS 5


How to get data back from RAW hard drive using Remo:

Step 1: Download and install the demo edition of Remo Recover to restore data from RAW hard drives on Windows 8. Run the software and select "Recover Drives" option from Main screen as shown in Fig.1

RAW Hard Drive Data Recovery - Main Screen

Fig.1: Main screen

Step 2: Select “Partition Recovery” from select screen as shown in Fig.2

Get Data Back from RAW Hard Drives - Select Option

Fig.2: Select Option

Step 3: Third screen will display the drives present in the system, you need to select the affected drive / RAW drive and click on “Next” button as shown in Fig.3

Data Recovery from RAW Hard Drives - Select Drive

Fig.3: Select Drive

Step 4: Once recovery process gets completed you can preview the recovered data from RAW hard drive using Preview option as shown in Fig.4

Recover Data from RAW Hard Drive - Preview Retrieved Data

Fig.4: Preview Retrieved Data