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Old 03-02-2011, 01:36 AM   #1
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If you're a big corporate house, you must know about Raid 5 data recovery because RAID is a kind of storage commonly seen in corporate high end computers. Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a technology that allows multiple disks to divide and replicate data, thus, perform collective functioning. However, the operating system as well as the user sees it as a single disk.

The amazing thing about this technology is that even one of the disks fails; the others continue to work normally. However, when this disk fails or crashes, it is important to restore its function so that the original compatibility and storage capacity of the array can be achieved. RAID 5 was invented to increase input/output performance and raise the reliability of data. Therefore, it's essential to know about Raid 5 recovery and Raid 5 data recovery services.

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When Raid 5 Fails

RAID 5 can fail because of:

  • RAID controller failure
  • file deletion
  • array format
  • FAT and/or MFT corruption (what is FAT and MFT?? Please provide full forms.)
  • errors in software RAID emulator
  • corruption in partition table

RAID 5 consists of three disks in the array. This is the minimum number. Each disk drive has an equal responsibility for storage of data. Now, this disk is ultimately a machine and it can fail. When this happens, the storage power of the whole array gets affected. This makes it more important to choose Raid 5 data recovery to restore the original storing power of the disk. The recovery experts can efficiently repair the failed disk and retrieve the data.

The usual thing to do when a disk in RAID system fails is to replace it. But, only the professionals can tell you whether to replace the disk or choose raid 5 data retrieval, after looking at the condition of the array. These professionals handle different types of RAID arrays and perform various forms of repairing tasks. They can understand what has actually happened in the array and what needs to be done.

In case the array is broken, you might need the services of Raid 5 data recovery professionals. They have the software that can read and treat all the disks in the array as one entity. Once they produce the array again, data recovery of raid 5 is possible. Most software has the capability to de-stripe the RAID and also analyze it and make corrections. This process allows you to produce a copy of the repaired disk on another storage device.

In case the array is intact, it is easy to recover raid 5. The experts use a simple software for undelete that helps to recover your deleted files. For the professionals, this is an easy job.

Reputable Raid 5 data recovery services have trained and experienced team of professionals that specialize in RAID 5 technology and raid 5 data retrieval. When you face RAID failure, the wise thing to do is call the professionals. You mustn't try to retrieve data on your own. You might damage the disk further and even make it hard for the experts to do their job. Calling the professionals ensures that your data can be recovered completely.

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