^No doubt that MiniTools Partition Wizard can do partition recovery but I am skeptical about it when it comes to dealing with a drive that has turned RAW.
When I check their website, it documents only three situations of partition loss that it can deal with 1. No drive letter 2. corrupted MBR 3.inadvertent partition deletions by the user. No mention about RAW. I am still keeping my eyes open to see that in practice.
Now a user-experience. Time: March 2012 - not long ago. A data drive. He moves a small data partition ahead of the free space using MiniTools, planning to expand it later in Windows Disk Management. Everything goes well and MT completes the move successfully and also shows it so. User boots into Windows 7 and Disk Management shows his whole disk has turned RAW. So do all other partitioning tools he checks with - except MT which says everything is right.
Now what to do with the RAW drive? He uses TestDisk to detect the partitions and write the partition table. He is back in business expanding the moved partition with Disk Management.
No, I am not telling a story. I have it documented in my library.