RAID Server Recovery Service for All RAID Types & Systems
With our deep knowledge of how RAID controllers work and years of experience with file system structures and virtualized setups, Flashback Data has had great success in RAID data recovery. We can recover data from any number of drives completely independent of the controller by manually de-striping the array into a single storage unit and then recovering the data. To speak with one of our raid server experts, call us at 866-786-5700.
RAID is an acronym for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. This technology allows for increased storage reliability through redundancy, combining multiple low-cost, less-reliable drive components into a logical unit where all drives in the array are interdependent.
Servers with multi-drive RAID arrays can still fail, just like a non-redundant solution. Even though most RAID systems are redundant, it is widespread for single drive failures on a RAID 5 system to go unnoticed due to the noise levels in a server room. It is not until the second drive fails that major data loss occurs. We understand that losing data on a RAID system can be catastrophic to any business.
Multi-drive consumer units are now becoming the norm in the household too. With inexpensive external storage, consumers can easily set up a RAID system at home for added data protection.
It depends on the RAID level and your knowledge of the system. If it is a complicated setup you are unfamiliar with or feel uncomfortable at all, contact a data recovery RAID professional immediately, especially where critical information is involved. If a single hard drive fails in a redundant RAID type where the data is still accessible, replace the failed drive with an exact spare and let it rebuild the array. If you have a second failure, hot spares set up, and are unsure of the order of the drives, you will only make matters worse or even unrecoverable if you try to replace or rebuild drives. Whatever you do, do not reinitialize your system if you are concerned about your data.
We have seen countless situations where staff not completely familiar with their systems try to ‘fix’ the problem but only make it impossible to perform a RAID data recovery. In most of these situations, it would have been possible if they had contacted a data recovery professional before trying to reinitialize.