RAID Data Recovery

Seagate Recovery Services’ RAID Data Recovery and in-lab critical response services provide state-of-the-art data recovery services for all Redundant Array of Independent Drive (RAID) configurations, for all brands, media formats and/or Operating Systems.

About RAID Data Recovery

The majority of small-to-medium businesses across the globe have turned to RAID-configured systems for their storage solutions. The most frequently cited reasons for utilizing RAID Arrays in businesses today are the highly fault-tolerant level the solution offers and the cost effectiveness of acquisition and maintenance.

However, if a RAID Array fails as a result of component malfunctions (including hard drives and controller cards) or operating and application corruption, it leaves the data unusable and in most cases corrupted.

RAID data recovery is an intricate task since RAID data configurations often have different data layouts depending on manufacturers – often for competitive reasons. Without an in-depth knowledge of how RAID arrays are configured at hardware, firmware and software levels, data recovery attempts will not only fail, but result in further data corruption.

Using its vast knowledge of RAID Array storage technology, Seagate Recovery Services can successfully recover data from the very earliest to most recent NAS, SAN and Server RAID configurations in the market.

RAID servers and configurations supported include:

RAID Array Levels RAID Array Hard Drive Types RAID Data Recovery for Server Makes and Media
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 0 1
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 1E
  • RAID 3
  • RAID 4
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 5E
  • RAID 5EE
  • RAID 6
  • RAID 10
  • RAID 50
  • RAID 51
  • RAID 60
  • SAS
  • SCSI
  • Fibre Channel
  • FCoE
  • AoE
  • iSCSI
  • eSATA
  • All ProLiant Series
  • All PowerEdge Series
  • IBM xSeries, Power Series ( AIX, Linux) and storage subsystems
  • All Intel and AMD product lines
  • SAN and NAS based RAID Arrays and standalone storage systems
  • EMC and NetApp product lines

Why RAID Arrays Fail

There are four general categories around failure: hardward RAID failure, human error, software RAID failure, and application failure.

Hardware RAID Failure Human Error Software RAID Failure Application Failure
Actuator Failure
Bad sectors
Controller Failure
Controller Malfunction Corrupted RAID Config
Lightning, Flood and Fire Damage
Damaged Motor
Drive physical abuse
Hard disk component failure and crashes
Hard disk drive component failure
Hard drive crashes
Hard drive failure
Head Crash
Intermittent drive failure
Media Damage
Media surface
Multiple drive failure
Power Spike
Power Supply Burn out or failure
RAID controller failure
RAID corruption
RAID disk failure
RAID disk overheat
RAID drive incompatibility
RAID drive overheat
RAID Array failed
Vibration damage
Unintended deletion of files
Reformatting of drives / Array
Reformatting of partitions
Incorrect replacement of media components
Accidentally deleted records
Mistaken overwritten database files
Employee sabotage
Lost/Forgotten password
Overwritten files
Overwritten RAID config files
Overwritten RAID settings
RAID incorrect setup
RAID user error
Back up failures
Computer virus and wormDamaged Motor damage
Corrupt files / data Damaged files or folders
Directory corruption
Firmware corruption Repartition
Server registry configuration
Missing partitions
RAID configuration
Applications that are unable to run or load files
Corrupted files
Corrupted database files
Data corrupted
Locked databases
preventing access
Deleted tables

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