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Old 07-05-2015, 02:22 AM   #1
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External HDD become RAW and I don't like to format it :(


Hello.
My External HDD become Raw and I can't open it, In Windows OS to show me "Format disk" and I want to know can I fix it without format?
I attached a photo and need your advice.
How about below link :
http://html5.litten.com/how-to-fix-e...ly-became-raw/

Can it lost my data?

Thank you.
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Old 07-05-2015, 04:09 AM   #2
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Try to examine, which defect occured.
1. Partition information lost
2. Hdd defective
3. ---
 
Old 07-05-2015, 04:16 AM   #3
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What distro are you using?
How was this drive formatted, & what filesystem was put onto it?
What happened just before this became 'RAW'?
(Suggest you investigate this problem using a 'live' distro.)
 
Old 07-05-2015, 05:43 AM   #4
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I use Debian and this HDD has NTFS file system but it become RAW suddenly
 
Old 07-05-2015, 08:16 AM   #5
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since it's the usual NTFS type 1Tb hdd,
then you will need to plug it into a windows based O/S,
and run scandisk - to check if the file table(s) is corrupted.
and possibly run some M$ software to recovery the partition that was on it.
 
Old 07-05-2015, 08:55 AM   #6
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It is deep search.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:10 AM   #7
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First, get the SMART attributes.

Second, if the drive is failing, image the drive to a good drive. It may be a good idea to remove the drive from the external enclosure and connect it internally.

Third, try using testdisk to recover the partition, or if it cannot do that, then use testdisk to recover files.
 
Old 07-05-2015, 01:31 PM   #8
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It is an External HDD and SMART not supported.
Connect it internally?
 
Old 07-05-2015, 02:23 PM   #9
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by chance is this a seagate drive ?
they have been having MAJOR issues with a 80+% fail rate ( 80% fail after 4 years)
 
Old 07-06-2015, 12:28 AM   #10
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No It is Silicon Power.
After Deep search it show me "Rebuilding BS" and after it when I select "List" not any file shown
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