"Hi guys! How do I recover my data from RAW Sony external hard disk drive which reports not formatted warning? Well, my Sony external hard disk drive suddenly went slowly when I was using it on my computer, so I safely removed it from my computer. When I reconnected it to my computer, system said external hard drive is not formatted and detected it as a RAW device. Please tell me how to extract files off the RAW Sony external hard disk drive when it says not formatted."
"I have a 160GB Sony portable hard drive with a RAW file system and asking to be formatted when I plugged it to my PC. Now, I cannot open the Sony portable HDD because I do not dare to format it. Please let know how to fix the Sony portable HDD not formatted problem and convert RAW to NTFS file system with data back."
"I have tried to plug my Sony USB hard drive to two computers, but I always met the same problem that my Sony USB hard drive turns to RAW file system and requires formatting. I received error message like CHKDSK: file system is RAW when I attempted run CHKDSK command to fix the error. What can I do to fix the RAW not formatted error without losing data?"
"How can I get back data when my Sony external HDD asks to be formatted and changes to RAW file system? Thanks for any help if you know solution for free external hard drive data recovery."
Please ignoring why your Sony external hard disk drive turns to RAW file system and asks to be formatted, the most important thing for the moment is to make sure if your Sony external HDD is physically damaged. As long as the external hard disk is not physically damaged, you can use iCare Data Recovery to deep scan the RAW Sony external HDD to search for all lost files. This software allows you to recover any type of data without formatting your Sony external HDD.
Preparation: Download and install iCare Data Recovery on your computer. Connect the Sony portable HDD to your computer and run the software.
Step1. Select proper scan mode after launching the software.
Step2. Choose the Sony portable hard drive as aim disk and let the software scan it.
Step3. You can preview the found files after scanning and then save the data you need.
After data recovery, you can format Sony removable hard drive to convert its file system from RAW to NTFS or FAT32 and fix the not formatted error. As long as you can format the RAW Sony removable HDD successfully, system will not pop up disk drive not formatted error message when you want to open the disk to view or write data.
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How to fix RAW Sony external hard disk drive not formatted error with data back? You might know the solution after reading this article. iCare Data Recovery provides a safe solution for RAW Sony USB hard drive data recovery when it is not accessible due to not formatted error. This software helps deep scan the RAW Sony USB HDD without touching any information or damaging the disk. Free download the software now!