Error on one of four drives, cannot format or read

Chad Abizeid

Well-Known Member
#1
I'm having weird problems with a small SSD drive, F: (120GB).

C:\Users\Administrator>chkdsk f:
The type of the file system is RAW.
CHKDSK is not available for RAW drives.

Server management shows F: drive as healthy status, yet I was unable to create a text file in that drive in windows explorer plus getting errors shown above and in screenshots. Any idea how to rectify this?







 


Neemobeer

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
#2
A raw disc means there is no partition table. If you can't format the disk, it is probably bad. You can use a tool such as Seagate Sea Tools to check the health of the drive. Windows Disk Manager isn't really good for checking the health.
 


Chad Abizeid

Well-Known Member
#3
I installed that and the drive doesn't show up in the scan, only the other 3 do. It's a Samsung 850 drive, not Seagate.
 


Chad Abizeid

Well-Known Member
#4
I installed Samsung's SSD software and it won't run the benchmark

 


ussnorway

Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Premium Supporter
#5
You could format the drive to unlock it but without knowing who or why it got locked we cann't help you recover any data off it.
 


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