"I got portable hard drive RAW error on my Buslink external HDD and it says not formatted error when I double clicked the disk on my computer. Can I format the Buslink external hard drive to fix the not formatted problem? Will I lose all data forever if I format the disk? But what should I do to get back lost files without formatting?"
"My Buslink portable hard drive changes its file system from NTFS to RAW when I plugged it to my PC. Even worse, system says the disk has 0 byte space, but I have more than 100GB data on this disk. When I attempted to open the Buslink disk whether in my compute or disk management, it said disk drive is not formatted do you want to format it now. Is there any way to resolve the problem without data loss?"
"I was unable to read or write data on my Buslink removable hard disk because Windows system asks me to format disk drive before I can use it and says removable disk has RAW file system. However, I do not dare to format it since there is some important data on the disk. Can I change RAW to NTFS without losing data?"
"My Buslink removable disk has RAW drive error and says 0 byte space. I want to know if I can recover data from removable disk after quick format it from RAW to NTFS or FAT32."
You do not need to format Buslink external HDD in order to recover data when it needs to be formatted and converts to RAW file system. If you want to recover data from a RAW external HDD, you can download iCare Data Recovery to deep scan the RAW drive. This data recovery software allows you to recover data from RAW Buslink external HDD easily without touching any information on the disk. By using this software, you can recover all types of files like images, videos, music, emails, etc in batch.
Preparation: Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Plug the Buslink portable hard drive to your computer and run the software.
Step1. Select proper scan mode in iCare Data Recovery.
Step2. Choose the RAW Buslink external HDD and let the software scan it for lost data.
Step3. Preview the found files after scanning and then recover the files you need.
You can fix RAW error after external hard drive RAW recovery with the data recovery software.
1. Format Buslink external disk
You can format Buslink external disk to convert its file system from RAW to NTFS or FAT32 after data recovery.
2. Repair bad sectors on the Buslink removable HDD
If you receive message like windows was unable to complete the format, you can run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to repair bad sectors on the Buslink removable hard disk. Then, you can try to format the hard disk to fix the error.
It is a common reason for data loss on your Buslink USB hard drive when it has RAW file system and says needs to be formatted, but you still have chance to get back lost data even if you are unable to access your RAW disk by relying on iCare Data Recovery. This software can be compatible with Windows PC to help recover data from Buslink USB HDD or other brands of external disk without formatting it.