RAID or Redundant Array of Independent Disks combines one or more drives into a single logical unit for increased performance, data storage, and reliability. SalvageData has extensive experience in recovering data from a wide variety of RAID systems, including rare configurations such as RAID 3, RAID 4, or the RAID 51 setup used in exclusively niche scenarios.
Since 2003, SalvageData has been pioneering in the data recovery industry. Our credentials guarantee complete privacy and data security for every client, from small businesses and personal data, to government agencies and HIPAA-compliant institutions.
Fire or water damage typically causes very severe damage to hard drives and other components of a RAID configuration. Get in touch with our team and report the water or fire damage so the engineers can examine what’s left to retrieve.
Clicking or grinding sounds from the system are a clear indication of mechanical failure. Physical damage, improper shutdowns, sudden loss of power, media degradation, and age all play a factor in mechanical failure.
Missing data, fresh operating system installation, non-responsive programs, system not booting, or clicking/grinding sounds can tip you off to a hard drive failure in your RAID. Human errors that cause these problems include improper changes in the system registry, malicious or accidental deletion of data, reformatting, wrong OS installation, or a physically damaged system.
Internet pages or links being redirected, sudden encryption of data, and system freezes or shutdowns can all be signs of a virus or malware attack. If your data has been compromised, reach out to a professional data recovery service immediately. SalvageData offers a specialized and thorough ransomware recovery service, which includes decryption with a public key, reverse engineering the malware to create a decryptor key in-house, and a complete cyber security analysis and report.
A hardware-level RAID controller failure is unable to detect array during boot due to a disk problem or improper rebuilding. Viruses or malware attacks, besides power surges, can also cause software-level RAID controller failure resulting in RAID partition loss.
The cost of RAID data recovery varies according to the type and level of damage, as well as the urgency in the turnaround time. You can expect a cost of $300-$1000 per device member for more minor fixes and $1100-$1900 per device member for more major incidents such as disk crashes or water damage.
Yes, before any data is recovered we send a detailed quote for the recovery service. To best determine how much your data recovery will be, your device will need to be analyzed in the lab beforehand. Start a case in order to request an estimate.
SalvageData accepts all major credit cards, as well as direct payment methods like checks, Paypal, Zelle, etc. We also facilitate payment by offering options to pay in installments. Regardless of which payment method is selected, payment is only collected after the data recovery is complete, before shipping or pickup. We have a No Data, No Charge policy, and you don’t need to provide payment details to start the recovery process.
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 $200 or 20% of the quoted service fee (whichever is greater) will apply.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR RAID FAILS
A few friendly tips to help you not inadvertently erase all your data
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. SalvageData can assist in either scenario.
If possible, shut down the storage device or cancel any rebuilds if they weren’t properly setup. To clarify, the proper setup for a rebuild is A) Data is backed up. B) RAID was in degraded mode with the minimum amount of disks present and operational. C) failed member(s) are correctly replaced and verified to be the same capacity devices.
A RAID data recovery advisor can further help navigate the situation with our engineers to determine if we have to do remote, on-site, or in-lab recovery depending on the scenario. A quick call with us may prevent a very expensive and lengthy downtime.
SalvageData Recovery has partnered with ReclaiMe File Recovery to offer quick and efficient RAID data recovery software. This easy-to-use RAID data recovery software can help you recover the data in case of a deletion or formatted storage media.
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While studies demonstrate that more than 60% of companies go out of business within six months after serious data loss, SalvageData has been successfully combating this disappointing statistic for more than two decades now with high-end equipment and cutting-edge data recovery technologies.
Call us 24/7 or fill out a 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 instructions to send your media over to our lab. Rest assured that we’ll employ all of our technical capability and decades of data recovery experience to solve the issue of any kind of storage device and restore your RAID data.
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.
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.
SalvageData is always there to help you out wherever you are! In case a RAID failure has taken you by surprise, don’t hesitate to send us your device using safe shipping — and let our trained engineers over our RAID data recovery certified lab restore it in the safest, most secure, and fastest manner possible. We have over 60 locations across the Unites States, find the closest RAID recovery service near you!