RAID 5 level is best known for added security since it applies both striping and parity data distribution techniques. Although RAID 5 configuration have a higher fault tolerance, a drive failure may affect data throughput.
That said, if one disk fails, the data can easily be recovered from the remaining disks by an expert. If you’re concerned about multiple disks breaking down, contact our data recovery advisors for a free evaluation of your RAID 5 array.
WHAT TO DO WHEN A RAID 5 ARRAY FAILS
Though RAID 5 system provides increased security, it can still be exposed to physical damage and other failures that may lead to significant risks for your data. So it’s important to know what measures should be taken to prevent further corruption and loss of data in case something goes wrong. If your RAID 5 is behaving strangely, make sure to follow these three steps to prevent the situation from getting worse:
Determine the failure level by checking your RAID drives’ status. Verify if there is RAID or SERVER FAILURE and whether it needs to be shut down.
If possible, shut down the storage device or cancel any rebuilds if they weren’t properly setup. To clarify, the proper setup for rebuild is A) Data is backed up. B) RAID was in degraded mode with minimum amount of disks present and operational. C) failed member(s) are correctly replaced and verified to be same capacity devices.
A data recovery advisor can further help navigate the situation with our engineers to determine the if we have to do remote, on-site, or in-lab recovery depending on scenario. A quick call with us may prevent a very expensive and lengthy downtime.
We know firsthand how severe the consequences of unforseen data loss can be for a business - or how heartbreaking it is for personal data loss. Strong background in data recovery practice, coupled with the state-of-the-art facilities and certified ISO-5 cleanroom, is the reason we are not afraid to take on the most challenging and hopeless cases.
With convenient locations across the country and authorized by all major manufacturers, accessing professional data recovery by SalvageData is simple:
Call us 24/7 or fill out our quick form to start your case. Our highly qualified engineers are able to quickly and accurately identify the problem and choose the best approach to retrieve files that will be most effective in your specific case.
You’ll receive a prepaid shipping label and shipping instructions to send your media over our lab. Rest assured that we’ll employ all of our technical capability and almost years of data recovery experience to solve the issue of any kind of storage device and bring your data back.
In order to offer our customers the best experience and make the recovery procedure as convenient and transparent as possible, we provide a list of recovered items for your review as soon as the process of retrieving the files is completed.
The final cost is based on the complexity of the recovery (logical errors are usually cheaper than mechanical failures) and according to the chosen service option.
Receive data back
The retrieved files can either be transferred along with your own device, depending on its condition or by downloading the data onto a new device, all via safe shipping. If size allows it, we can simply send the files over digitally.
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How do I get my
data back from you?Bogdan Glushko2019-07-23T14:59:57-05:00
Based on the volume of data recovered from your RAID 5 array, we can either transfer it to a
new external media, or send it via download. Data download restrictions are 50 GB for economy service, 100 GB
for expedited, and 500 GB for an emergency.
How do I know my data will be kept
We take the privacy of our customers' data seriously, we employ SSAE 16 SOC3 TYPE III certification together with a strict chain-of-command protocol. This ensures that your data is safe, intact and well-guarded.
What if my data is unrecoverable?Bogdan Glushko2019-04-04T14:14:55-05:00
In case we confirm that your array is impossible to recover, you will be given a choice of either safely disposing of the device, or getting it returned by mail. The client is responsible for return shipping costs.
A client may request to cancel the service project at any point before the recovery
is accepted. If the customer has already approved service based on the quote provided by SALVAGEDATA Recovery
and provided a credit card, a cancellation fee equal or the greater of either $200 or 20% of the quoted service
fee will apply.
This issue could be an electrical issue due to a power surge or faulty power
supply. Depending on how urgent files are needed, searching for backup file information is your best temporary
fix while your device is being worked on. If files are not backed up, that does not mean the information is gone
This could be due to a problem with the
BIOS settings, a physical hard drive issue, or a connection failure. If the drive is removed and inserted into a
different computer but is unable to work properly, you should contact a data recovery
When a hard drive physically stops working, that is the
crash. When this happens, a drive can fail to boot, respond slowly, or not power on at all. A computer not
turning on is a sign that the hard drive could have crashed.
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