USB drive, as the most popular external storage device, brings us a lot of convenience, but at the same time USB drive related problems annoy lots of users now and then. Among these problems, USB drive becomes RAW is the most often encountered one.
Suffer from RAW drive error on your USB drive? Lose data on your USB drive after it becomes RAW? USB drive suddenly becomes inaccessible and reminds you to format it? Or want to recover data from RAW USB drive?
We are here to help you get rid of these headaches! This article will tell you the symptoms & causes of RAW USB drive, as well as how to recover data from RAW USB drive.
Symptoms & causes of RAW USB drive
RAW USB dive usually shows the following symptoms: "Drive is not formatted. Do you want to format it now?" message, file system showing as "RAW" or unknown, 0 bytes used space & 0 bytes free space, unrecognized USB drive after inserted, etc.
Once USB drive becomes RAW, it indicates there is no file system on it. It may be caused by USB drive corruption, damaged file system, sudden interruption of power supply, unplugging without safe ejection, etc.
Tips for data recovery from RAW USB drive
In order to keep your lost data intact, it's noteworthy that: once the USB drive becomes RAW, any further operation performed on it may bring damage to the original files stored on it. So before performing data recovery, you should avoid formatting the RAW USB drive or doing any other further operation to the RAW USB drive.
How to recover data from RAW USB drive?
To recover data from RAW USB drive, we need to find a professional data recovery software. iBoysoft Data Recovery is such a data recovery software that can recover data from RAW USB drive, recover data from corrupted USB flash drive, recover data from formatted USB flash drive, recover data from not formatted USB flash drive, recover deleted or lost files from USB flash drive, etc. on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP and Windows Server 2016/2012/2008/2003.
Follow the steps below to recover data from RAW USB drive:
Step 1: Install iBoysoft Data Recovery and then connect RAW USB drive to your computer
Step 2: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery and then select the RAW USB drive.
Step 3: Click "Next" to scan the RAW USB drive.
Step 4: Preview the scanning results. After that, select the lost data, click the "Recover" button and specify the location where you want to save data.
Step 5: Check to ensure that your lost data has been recovered.
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