ntfs to raw????

December 27, 2009 at 15:00:23
Specs: Windows Vista
I have 2 western digital 1tb internal harddrives formatted for ntfs. They have been working perfectly for the last year then all of a sudden both of turned into RAW formatted drives and I have no idea why. Both drives read that they have 0 byes on them in the properties, but computer management says they both have 31mb on each. I've run just about every software recovery program that I can find out there and all of them retrieve only those 31mbs of random files.

If anyone has any incite on this, I really appreciate your help.

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December 27, 2009 at 15:08:02
Were you running those drives in a RAID array?

So you have at least 3 hard drives installed?

What type of files are those 31MB of files?

Are those drives connected directly to the motherboard or to an add in controller card?

Is your computer a brand name or is it custom assembled? Post brand and model or the motherboard model.

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December 27, 2009 at 15:29:19
I'm not very tech smart so I apologize if I am giving poor explanations.

I do not have a raid array set up. I was swapping out out the drives. Only like once every few months.

I have in total 3 drives, the main drive and those two 1tb drives I had swapped out.

All of my drives are hooked up via sata straight into the motherboard.

There were a few text files, a few .bmp files and a few .mxf files.

The motherboard is a GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3(rev. 1.0)

Thank you VERY much!

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December 27, 2009 at 15:35:06
Why were you swapping out the drives?

You could try using testdisk to rebuild the partitions. Be sure to read the tutorial before using testdisk.

Get it at the link below.


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December 27, 2009 at 15:44:41
i had a huge video editing project on each drive and had to go back and forth between the two of them.

Ill run the program and see what happens. Have you head of anything like this before happening to a drive?

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December 27, 2009 at 15:48:14
If you disconnect a drive before the drive has finish writing that can happen.

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