How to Recover Data from Corrupted 200GB RAW Western Digital Drive

I've been handed an older PATA/IDE drive (Western Digital 200 GB). However, Windows XP/7 detects it as "RAW" and says there are no Partitions or Data. Any recommendations on recovery data from this drive?

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Dany· Answered on Apr 11, 2023

A straightforward method is to recover corrupted 200GB RAW Western Digital Drives first and then format your RAW drive to NTFS, FAT32, or other file systems available. However, you should pay attention that formatting inevitably causes data loss on your storage device. Therefore, to avoid data loss, you can use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover your data before or after the formatting process.

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Just follow the steps below:

Step 1. Suppose the RAW partition lost its label; it would be recognized as 'Lost Partition'. Choose the 'Lost Partition' and click 'Scan'.

Step 2. After scanning, view these files and select the files you want to get back.

Step 3. Click 'Recover'. Choose other internal or external hard drives to save the recovered data. Click 'OK' to start.

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can also retrieve data from other cases, including recovering deleted files after emptying the Recycle Bin, recovering formatted SD cards, etc.

After successfully recovering data from the RAW Western Digital hard drive, you can format the hard drive to NFTS.

  • Connect your Western Digital hard drive in RAW to your computer.
  • Go to 'This PC' > 'Manage' > 'Disk Management'.
  • Right-click the RAW hard drive and select 'Format'.
  • Select the NTFS file system and assign a drive letter to your hard drive.
  • Click the 'Start' option to format your RAW hard drive. When formatting has been completed, click 'OK'.

It will become standard and usable.

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