"RAW" hard drive

How to use TestDisk to recover lost partition
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"RAW" hard drive

#1 Post by stents »

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 »

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