Recover information from failed and disintegrated RAID arrays
RAID Recovery can handle most issues with RAID arrays and Dynamic Disks. No matter if the failure was caused by hardware or software malfunction, damaged disks or failed RAID controller, RAID Recovery can re-create the array and retrieve information with or without the original controller.
Why RAID Recovery
RAID arrays are successfully competing with SSD drives where high-performance, high-capacity storage systems are needed. However, even mirrored RAIDs and arrays with high data redundancy can and do fail. Logical corruption, file system errors, accidental and malicious user activities, controller failures, array disintegration and uneven drive wear routinely cause situations where RAID users cannot access information stored on the array.
RAID Data Recovery can:
RAID Recovery helps extract information from failed, damaged and disintegrated (fallen apart) RAID arrays whether or not the original working RAID controller is still present.
RAID Controller Not Required
One of the unique features of RAID Recovery is its ability to access RAID arrays even if no RAID controller is available in the system. RAID Recovery can automatically detect the type of the array, RAID controller and disk order, automatically re-assembling disintegrated arrays in order to retrieve data. As a result, RAID Recovery can often produce much better recovery rates than simply rebuilding an array with tools supplied by the manufacturer of the RAID controller.
Recovering Data from Failed RAID Arrays
RAID is not for everyone. Along with the positives, RAIDs have some negative effects for the end-user, giving the additional complexity to the way information is stored. Your files may be divided between several drives and encoded with different data loss protection technologies. If RAID structures become damaged, your files may still be intact, but the RAID array will be inaccessible and invisible to the operating system.
While RAID Recovery can work while your RAID controller is active, it is recommended to disable the RAID controller for the failed array, providing RAID Recovery with direct access to individual drives comprising the array.
Automatic and Manual RAID Recovery
RAID Recovery offers both automatic and manual operation modes. You can leave every setting on full auto, or you can manually specify the drive order, stripe length, define special sector ranges, and attempt several configurations at the same time (as opposed to running the RAID Wizard for every possible combination) if you're not sure which configuration was correct. All this is performed through a simple user-friendly interface allowing you to drag and drop disks from the list of available hard drives into the RAID you are about to rebuild.
Recovering Information from non-RAID Media
Combining all the features of our lower-grade data recovery products, RAID Recovery can also be used to recover files and folders from other types of storage media, even if they are not configured into a RAID array.
The files can be stored onto another hard drive or volume, recovered to a CD/DVD-R, uploaded to a network FTP location.
RAID Data Recovery features:
- built-in software-based RAID controller allows re-assembling disintegrated arrays even if no original hardware controller is available;
- user-friendly interface with wizards and Explorer-like windows;
- supports Microsoft Windows 2000 through Windows 8 and 2008 Server, 32-bit and 64-bit editions;
- supports the following file systems: FAT16, FAT32, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, NTFS 4, NTFS 5, HFS;
- supports recovery to local HDDs, USB drives, CD-R and DVD-R, FTP servers and shared network folders;
- can recover disk images of different virtual PC formats (VMWare, VirtualBox, Virtual PC, Parallels);
- recovers forensic disk images (EnCase & ProDiscover).