How to recover data off of RAW hard disk.

By Kelby232 ·

I need some help recovering data from my 1.5 TB Freeagent External Hard drive. It has about 700 GB of music, photos and documents. I believe it is an NTFS file system but started out by showing 0 bytes free of 0. I have tried changing the drive letter and letting windows scan and fix the drive. It is now visible and showing 800 GB free of 1.5 TB. Although when I try to open the drive I get an I/O error.

I have tried using easus data recovery but it is showing that it will take 772 hours to scan. Which is way to long. I do have a linux machine (ubuntu) which I am able to mount the drive on to. However, when I open the window the files are not showing.

The most important thing I want to do is get the files off of the hard drive. I would also like to be able to use the hard drive again but we will see.

Thanks for any help that is given.

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by Andyfortown In reply to RE: How to recover data o ...

Thanks for your instruction that I did successfully get my lost photos off my pen stick that is reported not formatted error. It showed RAW in filesystem and I cannot access my photos.

Glad that I come across this forum and get help from you. Great job you have done.

Thank you again and more.

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hard disk fall in to salt water,unableto recover data

by pankaj d gondalia In reply to How to recover data off o ...

make WD and maxtor make each 120 and 150 gb hard disk fall in to salt water unfortunately it was inthat condition for 2 hours or more since then i am not able to read or retrive any data from same only icon appears for usb connected then nothing happens

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by OH Smeg In reply to hard disk fall in to salt ...

As this was Salt water You need to contact a Data Recovery Specialist as at the very least the Circuit Boards on these Drives are likely to be nonfunctional. It could be considerably worse depending on how deep the drives where submerged and if they where running at the time of submersion. it also depends drastically as to how they where dried and what steps if any where taken to wash any Salt off the components of the drive.

Regardless you should repost this as a New Question as this one was asked in 2011 and is unlikely to be seen by the bulk of people who answer questions on TR.


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How to recover data off of RAW hard disk.

by bertleen In reply to How to recover data off o ...

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