Seagate external RAW file system means the Seagate external USB hard drive is in a state that has unknown Windows file system attached to it. A working file system on a storage media in Windows should be ntfs, fat32, or exfat, just not RAW in file system of seagate disk.
Seagate external hard drive can become RAW due to various reasons like virus infection, bad sectors, external drive damage, external hard drive corruption, formatting failure, etc. Seagate HD file sytem raw unreadable
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Recovering data from raw Seagate external hard drive is possible to be accomplished with the help of a RAW recovery tool. You can download iCare Data Recovery, a free raw disk recovery program, which can work perfectly on RAW Seagate external hard disk drive to deep scan the files on the drive to extract files from the Seagate external so that you can save the data to another storage media.
Recover Data from RAW Seagate External Drive Step by Step
Step1. Free download, install and launch the iCare Data Recovery to start data recovery. Choose RAW Drive Recovery in the software to scan the seagate disk.
Step2. Choose the Seagate external hard drive to scan.
Step3. Preview and restore all files to another drive.
The chances of data recovery from Seagate external drive are different according to the different causes for Seagate portable hard drive RAW file system. However, it doesn’t matter why your Seagate external hard drive shows RAW file system, files are always recoverable as long as the external drive is not physically damaged or destroyed.
Since one possible reason for RAW file system is bad sectors on Seagate external hard drive, it may take a lot of time to scan the external hard drive because the data recovery software may spend time scanning bad sectors. If it needs several hours to scan an external hard drive for lost data, you may stop the scanning to see how many files have been found. If you are not satisfied with the scanning result, you can go back to rescan the device to search for lost data, which will not have any influence on data recovery.
Here are some fixes you may try to fix the seagate disk including recover raw seagate disk without formatting.
Here are the steps to try repairing your raw Seagate external HDD or SSD using the convert command:
Once the conversion is finished, the Command Prompt will display a message indicating the conversion was successful.
After the conversion, check if your Seagate external drive is accessible and if the data is intact. If it's accessible, you should be able to access your files without any issues. However, if the drive is still inaccessible or you encounter any errors, it may be necessary to consider data recovery options or seek professional assistance to retrieve your files.
Remember to always have regular backups of your important data to avoid potential data loss situations.
Error-checking is provided by Windows OS that you need to run this raw seagate disk repairing on a Windows pc.
To repair a raw file system on a Seagate disk using error-checking in Windows, you can follow these steps:
After the disk check, check if your Seagate disk is accessible and if the raw file system issue has been resolved. If the disk is accessible, you should be able to access your files without any problems. However, if you're still experiencing issues or if the disk remains in a raw file system state, it's recommended to seek professional data recovery services or contact Seagate support for further assistance.
Remember to regularly back up your important data to avoid data loss in the future.
To format a Seagate disk from RAW to NTFS/fat32 using Disk Management in Windows, you can follow these steps:
Once the formatting is complete, the RAW seagate partition will be converted to NTFS.
After the format is finished, your Seagate disk should be in the NTFS file system, and you will be able to use it for storage and access files. Please note that formatting the disk will erase all data on it, so ensure that you have a backup of any important files before proceeding.
1. Seagate external hard drive shows RAW file system in "My Computer".
One common situation for Seagate HD RAW file system is that the external hard drive show properly in "My Computer", but when you double click the drive to open it, you may receive disk drive not formatted message. In such a time, you can find the Seagate external hard drive's file system is shown as RAW.
2. Seagate external hard drive cannot show up in "My Computer".
Another situation for Seagate external hard drive RAW format error is that it no longer be recognized in "My Computer". It is only shown as an unknown device under "Disk Management". When you check its properties, its file system is also shown as RAW.
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When a Seagate portable hard drive has RAW file system error, CHKDSK enables you to check if there is bad sector or other error on the portable HDD. Therefore, it is necessary to run CHKDSK for Seagate external hard drive error fixing when it changes to RAW format.
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