You can combine two or more physical hard drives together to create a logical hard drive. We usually call it RAID array. A RAID array works similarly as physical hard drive, but it provides more efficient and safer way to store data. On a RAID array like RAID 5, when one hard drive failed, there is no influence on data stored on the rest hard drives. However, data stored on the failed hard drive will get lost. Do you know how to recover data from a RAW RAID volume? Do not worry! Today, this article will tell solution for RAID data recovery when it shows RAW file system on disk drive.
Truthfully, data recovery software is needed in order to recover data when RAID hard drive turns to RAW file system. When you find that you cannot access the RAW drive, you can use iCare Data Recovery Pro to extract all files from the inaccessible drive without rebuilding RAID array. This software supports all RAID array including RAID 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and more. You can free download this software and install it on Windows computer like Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 to perform lost file recovery when you receive RAW format error on RAID array hard drive. Usually, this data recovery software helps recover different kinds of files such as photos, videos, music, documents, etc from any brand of hard drive.
Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on a Windows computer. Please do not install the software on the RAID drive which shows RAW file system.
Step1. When you enter the main interface of the software, you should select a proper scan mode.
Step2. Choose the drive which has RAW file system and then wait patiently when the software is scanning to search lost files.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and then you can save the lost files to another drive.
RAW drive is a problem that usually occurs on any storage media including memory card, flash drive, external hard drive and RAID hard drive and more. Everything occurs due to some reasons, while the causes for RAID drive RAW problem might be:
What mentioned above are the most common reasons that might result in RAID volume RAW format problem, in which situations you can use iCare Data Recovery to get back inaccessible data.
When you find that disk drive shows RAW error in RAID array, it may give you some related information, such as:
iCare Data Recovery is able to recover inaccessible files when you receive the similar message above and cannot access any data from the RAID drive.
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Formatting request appeared when you get RAW drive error message on the RAID drive? Well, you need to format the RAW drive if you want to change RAW file system to NTFS/convert raw to fat32 without losing data and make the drive accessible again. Formatting is a process to converting the RAID drive from RAW to NTFS and erase all previous data from the drive, so it is highly recommended you to get back all inaccessible files first before formatting it. You can save data to this RAID drive again after formatting is successfully. Therefore, when hard drive shows RAW fie system and asks to be formatted in RAID, you just need to format it after data recovery without rebuilding the array.