Windows 10: Save RAW drive - Don't want data

Discus and support Save RAW drive - Don't want data in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; One of my WD Green 2tb drives has become raw and can't be used. Windows will not complete a format of it. Shows up in my computer. Is there any way... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Kodi, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. Kodi Win User

    Save RAW drive - Don't want data


    One of my WD Green 2tb drives has become raw and can't be used.
    Windows will not complete a format of it.
    Shows up in my computer.
    Is there any way of saving this drive?

    :)
     
    Kodi, Dec 3, 2015
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  2. My External hard drive works on my TV but windows 10 will not recognize it?

    My hard drive has now switched to Raw, is there any way to save my data?

    Please help me!
     
    HaydenLoker, Dec 3, 2015
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  3. Internal HDD not recognized in Windows 10

    Well if you can access the data on your old laptop I'd suggest to back everything you don't want to lose up just to be on the safe side.

    Then you may want to check the drive's health with a full diagnostic test to completely rule the drive out as the cause of the problem.

    Post the results from the tests here along with the raw values of the S.M.A.R.T. status if you are not sure how to read them. Save RAW drive - Don't want data :)

    .
     
    Captain_WD, Dec 3, 2015
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  4. topgundcp Win User

    Save RAW drive - Don't want data

    Open Admin command prompt, then type:
    • diskpart
    • list disk ======> Take note of disk # of the RAW drive
    • select disk # ======> is the number in step 2
    • clean
    • exit
    Open Disk Management and initialize it, Create Simple, format.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 4, 2015
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  5. Kodi Win User
    Thanks for your reply, it worked up until it tried to Quick format after creating a simple drive.
    got an error message that it could not complete the format.
    I am trying a FULL format at the moment and am waiting for to either finish or report an error.
     
    Kodi, Dec 4, 2015
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  6. Kodi Win User
    Solved.

    It would not format as NTFS so I deleted the Volume and it showed up as "unallocated".
    I then Quick formatted as exFAT which worked.
    I then Quick formatted as NTFS and it worked.
    I now have a healthy Drive.
     
    Kodi, Dec 4, 2015
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  7. topgundcp Win User
    I am glad it worked out. However, it's strange that you have to format with ExFAT then re-format with NTFS, May be you want to download: CrystalDiskInfo6_3_2.zip and check if there's any bad sector.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 4, 2015
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  8. Kodi Win User

    Save RAW drive - Don't want data

    Ran Crystaldiskinfo and all good.
     
    Kodi, Dec 4, 2015
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  9. topgundcp Win User
    Great. Maybe just a glitch on the first format.
     
    topgundcp, Apr 5, 2018
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