An Introduction to RAID Data Recovery
Including detailed information about exactly how to utilize RAID
recovery techniques used by the major data recovery companies.
Detailed RAID Recovery Information and Techniques?
RAID Data Recovery is a growing niche industry, and there is very
little information out there about it. You can find plenty of detailed
information about what a RAID is and how it works, but almost nothing
about RAID data recovery techniques. Hence the purpose of this site!
This guide contains detailed information about how to recover RAID
arrays after they fail. We must point out, however, that if critical
information exists on your failed disk array, you are much more
likely to see your data again if you use an experienced lab; one
that deals with RAID cases each and every day. Like it or not, you
are a beginner, and beginners make mistakes or miss critical clues
about how to recover RAIDs. You could literally spend weeks trying
to recover your array, and all to no avail.
Top Data Recovery Companies
If the RAID recovery "techniques and methods" information
below is a little too complicated for you, we can recommend several
companies based on our own experiences. If downtime is just costing
you too much, it would be advisable to get a quote from one of the
Our #1 pick:
RAID Recovery by Datarecovery.com, Inc.
USA-based ESS Data Recovery (datarecovery.com) offers a wide range of service
levels from remote recovery to on-site services, with turnaround time from 0-72 hours, depending on your budget
and needs. They can remotely recover data in several situations, including VMware ESX servers. These guys are the top experts when it comes to RAID recovery, with clients ranging from
small schools to Lockheed Martin and NASA. If it is important, don't cut any corners -call them for a free consultation. They also offer extensive
information about RAID recovery on their web site: datarecovery.com.
Our #2 pick:
MjM Data Recovery Limited
UK-based Data Recovery services for hard disks, raid, memory cards, VM and tape. From all manufacturers of desktop, server and laptop computers. From internal and external hard disks, solid state devices and all other computer storage media. They offer a free diagnosis and a no recovery no fee policy on all standard services.
Our #3 pick:
Austrailia-based Data Recovery Services P/L is a full service data recovery company serving all of Australia and Asia Pacific. This organization was established in 1991 in the United Kingdom and in 1996 in Australia. They claim to be the oldest company in Australia devoted exclusively to recovering data, with more than 15 years of experience.
So what's the point of an expensive array if the need for RAID
recovery isn't eliminated?
The point is that even if the need for RAID
recovery cannot be totally eliminated, depending on the RAID
solution you use, it can be greatly reduced. Moreover, RAID can
offer redundancy and significant performance gains over single,
non-arrayed hard drives.
With hard drives becoming increasingly affordable, and RAID controllers
-- many of which are now being built into motherboards -- becoming
increasingly available, RAID is more accessible than ever.
With this new accessibility however, it is becoming more and more
important that we understand exactly how RAID
works, how RAID levels differ, and
how RAID data recovery is done.
New - RAID Hardware Vs RAID Software-
What is your best option?
New - RAID Recovery Techniques and Methods
Learn how the data recovery companies do it! Detailed information
about how to recover RAID arrays.
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