Welcome to part two of our article on RAID arrays!
If you're just joining us, in part one we covered basic RAID concepts, array types and their advantages and disadvantages. Now we get to the practical side of things: building your own RAID array. If you haven't read Part 1, we recommend that you start there so that you have a complete understanding of RAID.
In this article, we will look at the detailed HDD repair process and share with you with information about how you can recover data even in a hard-damaged drive. However, before we recommend that you familiarize yourself with some technical information that will allow you to understand the essence of the problem.
Sometimes the hard drive encounters an error where the system does not see its size and is unable to open the contents of the device. Often in such situations the user can get paniced, as there is a great risk that all important data can be lost. If this trouble has happened to you, you can det relaxed, Starus Partition Recovery will easily help you recover all the materials from the 0-byte hard drive, which have been stored on it since its last formatting. This procedure is applicable for all possible drives – HDD, SD card, USB and others.
In the life of most computer users, there must have been both mechanical and logical problems with hard drives. Today we will look at such an error as RAW markup.
A RAW error is a special Windows file system markup that the operating system assigns to the drive in case none of the drivers installed on the PC could recognize the current disk system. Below we give instructions for solving the problem, but first we will analyze the main symptoms of a RAW external hard drive error, so that you can be sure about what happened to it.
RAW file system issue
No modern computer can function without a disk or a data storage. Sometimes storage media can suffer an unexpected crash which will result in logical partition errors and making its file system to become a RAW one. Tis type of filesystem is unreadable in Windows and therefore you will lose access to all the data on the media. The only way to recover such a disk is to perform a full format with the correction of RAW file system on FAT32, NTFS or another system with which the operating system can interact. But what about the data that in no case can not be lost?
SSD drive recovery is a hot topic. There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding SSD drives in general. Users become confused, not knowing whether they’ll be able to recover files from an SSD drive. We’ll try to address these concerns and clear the confusion. But first let’s look at how different SSD drives are compared to traditional mechanical storage devices.
Recovering files and folders can be more or less difficult when dealing with healthy or even corrupted partitions. In general, such partitions are still accessible via the OS, or at least they appear as drive letters in the file manager and in data recovery tools. However, there is a special case where one may not be able to see the drive letter at all. If this happens to a partition, then most probably it’s either corrupted beyond repair, features no file system at all (e.g. after repartitioning the disk) or is formatted with a foreign file system (e.g. you attempt to access an ext3 volume in Windows).
Such partitions generally appear as “raw”, or simply appear as unallocated disk space in the Windows Disk Management console.