This article will tell why Seagate external HDD won’t format and also share solution for data recovery from a RAW Seagate external drive which cannot be formatted. Here are some related FAQs:
"My Seagate external drive is inaccessible and changes to RAW format, so I want to format it to convert RAW to NTFS. However, after select to format the disk drive, I received a message about Seagate external hard drive cannot format. What should I do when Windows failed to format the RAW Seagate external HDD?"
"How do I convert my 1TB Seagate portable hard drive to NTFS file system when Windows was unable to format it? It shows RAW on my computer which runs Windows 8, so I want to know how to get back files from Seagate external HDD in Windows 8."
"Please help me that my Seagate external drive is in RAW but it can’t be formatted. Is there any way to change RAW Seagate external HDD to NTFS or FAT32?"
When Seagate external hard drive won’t format, you may receive message like Windows can't format or external hard drive cannot be formatted. If you get the similar error message, you should not be nervous because all data is still recoverable.
iCare Data Recovery Pro is a application with which you can repair files when your Seagate external HDD reports RAW drive error but cannot be formatted. The software has the "Deep Scan Recovery" mode specially designed for RAW drive data recovery. Follow the instructions below to repair data when RAW Seagate external hard drive won’t format:
Step1. Download iCare Data Recovery. Run a scan mode.
Step2. Select the Seagate external HDD and scan.
Step3. Preview files and save them to another drive.
Virus infection is a possible reason that leads your Seagate portable hard drive to be unable to be formatted when it shows RAW file system, so you can use antivirus tool to see if the Seagate portable HDD contains virus. Besides, if your Seagate portable HDD has too many bad sectors, you had better not store data on it anymore. Bad sector might lead the external hard drive to be inaccessible.