How to Perform RAW USB Drive Recovery

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“I am using a 16 GB USB drive from past six months and there was no issues till now, but today when I connected my USB drive it prompted an error “you need to format the disk drive before you can use it". I continuously attached and detached the drive but the same error persist. I was in hurry so clicked on format option due to which I lost whole data from my USB. However I don’t know much about this error but I suspect my USB drive has become RAW drive. So can anyone tell me more about this error as the data within the drive is very essential to me?”

Don’t worry as you have arrived at the perfect place which can help you in recovering entire data from your RAW USB drive. If you had formatted the drive when the error was prompted then the whole data within the drive will be permanently removed, however under this situation also a user can be able to recover the data without any glitches. Moreover many users may get astonished when they will know the reason behind successful recovery after the data is lost? So whenever the data is lost, the data still resides onto the drive. This data will reside on to the drive till new data overwrites them whenever necessary. This the major reason which makes the recovery possible by any data recovery tool.

What are the situations where a USB drive becomes RAW?

  • Virus infection can be very common with the USB drive and when there is an influence of any malicious viruses to your USB drive for a long time then the USB drive may become RAW and the data within it will be lost
  • When improper file system conversion is performed then this can lead to RAW USB drive which in turn causes loss of entire data
  • If you use a USB drive in an inappropriate way for example an abrupt ejection of USB drive while file transfer is in progress, then by this your USB drive may become RAW drive

The above mentioned were some of the reasons in which one can lose data from the USB drive; subsequently the above mentioned are not the only situations in which the USB drive will become RAW, there may be many other ways by which the USB drive may get RAW. Nevertheless the lost data due to RAW USB device can be effortlessly recovered by making use of Remo Recover (Windows / Mac).

Outstanding features of Remo Recover (Windows / Mac)

Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) is a popular tool which will easily recover hard drive data within minutes. It can recover more than 300 types of files and moreover it allows you to add / edit file signatures which are not included by the application. The recovered data can be sorted on the basis of file name, file type, file size and modified date. Users can get benefited by the special options which are provided by this advanced program. some of these options include “Save Recovery Session”, “Open Recovery Session”, Preview” and many more. These features make your recovery process fast, smooth and easy.

Useful tips:

  • Always make a practice of safely ejecting the USB drive after you use it
  • Make use of necessary power backup facility like UPS while file transfer is in progress as this can avoid interruption or incomplete transfer
  • Install a good anti-virus program as it will safe guard your USB drive from malicious software and viruses

Steps to use Remo Recover (Windows / Mac)

  • Download and install Remo Recover (Windows / Mac) in your computer
  • Connect the RAW USB drive to your computer
  • Open the application and select “Recover Drives” option from the main screen and followed by “Formatted / Reformatted Recovery” option
  • Select the USB drive from the screen, once the drive is selected scanning will be initialized
  • After scanning is completed, preview the recovered data using “Preview” option
  • If you are convinced with the recovery then purchase the licensed software as the demo version does not allow you to save the recovered data

Additional Info: You can also know how to retrieve data from formatted hard drive, just by clicking on the link which is provided here.