RAID Data Recovery Services
A failed or crashed RAID array can mean years of important data lost in an instant. You're desperate for options because lost data could mean lost time, lost opportunities, and lost work. Your RAID data represents a substantial investment and perhaps an irreplaceable asset – its loss is an emergency situation.
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RAID data recovery is one of the most complex types of data recovery. Owing to years of experience and continuous rigorous training, we successfully mastered RAID data recovery. We use industry recognized and proprietary methods, tools and software to recover RAID data.
If your RAID system has failed, we can help you recover your valuable data.
- RAID data recovery is one of our specialties. We work with all types of RAID arrays.
- We have over 12 years of experience in data recovery. We own the most up-to-date tools and fully-equipped facilities where your data will be in safe hands.
We are going to take a closer look at RAID 0 also known as striped drives
How does RAID 0 work?
The requirements are that you have a minimum of 2 hard drives. You can have several hard drives in one array, and what it does is that the RAID controller joins all the hard drives into one big virtual drive. So if you have 4 hard drives instead of having 4 different logins or stations and you have to move data and remember on which station or volume is for your movies and which station or volume is for your pictures and stuff like that.
Advantages of RAID 0:
You have an increased Reading and Writing speed. An example of 2 hard drives in RAID 0 will perform much much better than a single drive.
Data Loss in RAID and RAID data recovery
RAID or Redundant Arrays of independent Disks is a data storage technology that caters to clients who have huge data storage needs. In RAID systems many low cost disks are assembled together to create superior and more capable storage solution. The RAID arrays are usually used as a server but it can also be used as a general system too. The RAID systems are usually robust and they are perfectly reliable for huge data storage needs. But when they start losing data, it can really be a big mess for all concerned with its services. As RAID systems are more complex and their working mechanism too is complicated, the RAID arrays need special attention to recover the data that has lost from the system.
Data loss or failure in RAID system can occur due to various reasons. However, some of the most common reasons for hard disk data loss are the following:
- RAID controller Failure
- RAID array Failure
- Rebuild Failure
- Damaged strip
- Possible damage to the RAID configuration
- Multiple hard drive crash
- Software corruption
- Defects with the MFT mount points
- Virus infection etc
How the RAID technology works?
Many people probably wonder what RAID is, and if you google it you will find all sorts of technical mumbo-jumbo about it. All might not be understandable for the common consumer. I will try to make couple of articles here that hopefully can make it a little bit more understandable.
First of all what is RAID?
RAID is a collection of multiple hard drives, and they are arranged into arrays to achieve redundancy. Redundancy means that you have all your data stored on drives, and if a drive fails you won’t lose any data. That is the key word about redundancy.
What does RAID mean?
In the beginning the acronym came up in 1987 which meant Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks. And the first RAID I think was mirroring and it meant you could put cheap drives (may be not that reliable) into array and if one of the drives failed it didn’t lose any data. After a while the acronym was rewritten which now stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. Meaning that there is a lot of independent disks working together making storage array.
Why do we need RAID?
It is a cost effective storage if you need redundancy, and it give you increased performance in terms of read and write speed. All types are high performance but some of them do deliver higher reading speeds or writing speeds or both. Last and most important is Redundancy. For consumer today the most common types of RAID that are available is RAID 0 also known as stripped disks, and you have RAID 1 also known as mirroring or mirrored disks, and we have RAID 5 also known as Stripped disks with distributed parity.