Recover Data from 2 TB WD External Hard Drive in RAW Format

Recently, my 2 TB WD My Passport external drive stopped working, and I called WD support and explained the case where they told me to access disk management. The hard drive shows a healthy condition but is now in RAW format. Whenever I connect it to my laptop, it shows that I need to format the drive, and the volume is inaccessible. How could I recover my data?

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Dany· Answered on Apr 07, 2023

If your 2 TB WD My Passport external drive in RAW format appears with a drive letter, you can use CMD to try and fix it and use EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to recover data from 2 TB WD external hard drive in RAW format.

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Follow the steps below to fix your 2 TB WD My Passport external drive:

  • Connect the external hard drive in RAW format to your laptop.
  • Click 'search' and type cmd. Right-click 'Command Prompt', and then select the 'Run as administrator' option.
  • Enter chkdsk G: /f and hit Enter to fix your RAW external hard drive.

After repairing, you can open Disk Management to check if your hard drive is repaired. If it doesn't help, don't worry. Using the procedure below, you can restore data from external hard drives.

Step 1. Choose the external hard drive on which you lost data. Click 'Scan', and EaseUS data recovery software will scan for all lost data on the selected drive.

Step 2. When the scan completes, apply the 'Filter' feature or click 'Search files or folders' to find the lost files on the hard drive.

Step 3. Choose data or files you lost on the external hard drive and click 'Recover' to save them to another location.

After successfully recovering data from your WD external hard drive in RAW format, you can format the external drive to NFTS. After formatting, the drive will become normal and usable.

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