"RAW" hard drive

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"RAW" hard drive

#1 Post by stents » 12 Nov 2016, 00:02

I'm trying to recover a 1TB hard disk. When I boot my computer, my bios reports that it's S.M.A.R.T. is bad. However, in Windows it barely detects the drive. It displays the drive in explorer and in Disk Management it says the disk is in RAW format. I tried using CrystalMarkInfo to view the S.M.A.R.T. info, but it was unable to detect the disk. When I analyze with testdisk it tells me "Partition: Read error"

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Re: "RAW" hard drive

#2 Post by cgrenier » 12 Nov 2016, 13:17

The disk is physically damaged, you should contact a data recovery company.

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