Windows 10: Find exact raw size of hard drive?

Discus and support Find exact raw size of hard drive? in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Is it possible to see the exact unformatted number of bytes that a hard drive has from Windows 10? It's pretty easy to do this from Linux but in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/HarryMuscle, Jan 7, 2020.

  1. Find exact raw size of hard drive?


    Is it possible to see the exact unformatted number of bytes that a hard drive has from Windows 10? It's pretty easy to do this from Linux but in Windows it usually only displays the formatted size not the raw size of the hard drive.

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    :)
     
    /u/HarryMuscle, Jan 7, 2020
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Save RAW drive - Don't want data


    Open Admin command prompt, then type:
    1. diskpart
    2. list disk ======> Take note of disk # of the RAW drive
    3. select disk # ======> is the number in step 2
    4. clean
    5. exit
    Open Disk Management and initialize it, Create Simple, format.
     
    topgundcp, Jan 7, 2020
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  3. jumanji Win User
    Hard drive to RAW and unknown disk


    Hi hamidi44,

    You have been given many suggestions - "Raw means its lost the parition you need to download specific parition recovery software" "You can use the free TestDisk Program. I have had the best luck with GetDataBack. " " live Linux Mint flash drive" and no doubt you will be confused which route you should take. Find exact raw size of hard drive? :)

    OK, let us go step by step and decide which way to go.

    In all these cases you must always give full details of the HDD like whether it is an internal drive or external drive, manufacturer, model No, capacity, how old is your drive , when was the last time you were able to successfully access the drive and also any event after which it became RAW and inaccessible - like you pulled it out without using safe removal or there was a sudden power outage/surge when it was being used.

    1. Please post a screenshot of Windows Disk Management showing your drive RAW.

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of

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    2. You said Minitool. What MiniTool? Power Data Recovery?? Partition Wizard??? Never mind. Do this as specified. Uninstall any MiniTool you had installed. Download , install and run MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.1 - yes only version 9.1. In later versions Partition Recovery is really not free *Biggrin -
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    Post a screenshot of how your drive appears in it - the very first screen that appears when you launch it.

    I always believe seeing is believing Find exact raw size of hard drive? :).
     
    jumanji, Jan 7, 2020
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  4. tf2029 Win User

    Find exact raw size of hard drive?

    How to convert RAW partition to NTFS partition.

    Thanks for your reply. Apparently the convert drive to NTFS doesn't work when the drive is RAW. After following your instructions in step 2 I get message "convert is not available for RAW drives.

    Any suggestions?
     
    tf2029, Jan 7, 2020
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