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Seagate 500 GB external hd that suddenly changed from NtFS to RAW

Moved hd to another computer and now file system shows as raw. Any one been able to get their data back? Disk mgmt shows 397 gb on it, but 100% free. It also says drive is active, but shows no file system at all in disk mgmt..

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1). Do not format this hard drive before you've recovered all your stored data back. In your case, the formatting process may erase everything on your drive and make your data gone permanently.
2). Never save anything new on this drive in case that any new file would rewrite your original data.
3). Plunge this drive to your computer and download RAW format drive data recovery software to get back all your lost data back:
This hard drive has helped many people around me restore their inaccessible data back from a RAW drive or memory card. It can also work perfectly on your drive.
4). Save and back up all your restored data on another drive in case of data recovery failure.
5). Format this drive to see whether it is fixable.

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I had experience with Seagate's recovery software a year ago and it perfomed well. As your drive is a Seagate, it might be a good solution...
https://services.seagate.com/diysoftware.aspx

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You can use a utilities like partition recovery to try to recover the previous partition.

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SOURCE: NTFS hard disk not recognized as 'RAW' iomega hdd160

format this with NTFS to recognize by your computer, RAW means no file system

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OKay first, don't format it if you want to recover the data and try zar recovery.. im sure they have a free trial, if not theres lots of other data recover trials free online for recovering your data.

After this its simple to format the disk, just go to my computer, right click on it under removable storage and then go to format

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465.66 x 1024 x 1024 x 1024 = 499,998,617,764 bytes. The problem is the definition of gigabytes.

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you say its beeping? like an error code sequence? i would search the intnet for seagate error codes and try to match the code with the problem. or call tech support.

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