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RAID 50 Data Recovery and Repair Services
A RAID 50 array essentially consists of a RAID 0 striped across a RAID 5. It offers better fault tolerance and faster read/write speeds than RAID 5 without the single point of failure of a solitary RAID 0, and many businesses use RAID 50 for mission-critical applications that value performance over storage efficiency.
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RAID 50 arrays can usually suffer multiple hard drive failures without losing data. However, the system can lose data if multiple hard drives fail within the same set. This is one of the most common failure scenarios at this RAID level. No RAID configuration offers perfect protection from software faults and operating system failures, so RAID 50 is also susceptible to virus damage and related issues.
Some of the most common failure scenarios for RAID 50 include:
- RAID Controller Failure
- Parity Loss
- Multiple Hard Drive Failures in Single Set
- Virus Damage
- File Corruption
- Accidental Deletion, Formatting or Partitioning
- Failed RAID Rebuild
When data loss occurs, businesses need fast help from a certified data recovery company.
Secure Data Recovery Services offers dedicated RAID recovery and repair for RAID 50 and all other nested RAID levels. With a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and an extensive set of security credentials and manufacturer certifications, we offer fast, professional services with reliable results.
RAID configured systems have become fundamental in the vast majority of enterprises across the world. High fault tolerance as well as the relative cost effectiveness of RAID systems make them appealing for a wide variety of applications, including storage solutions, high-load servers, and performance workstations.
Steps to Take Following a RAID Failure
When your RAID 50 fails, you need to take immediate steps to minimize logical and physical damage. Keep the RAID turned off until you can speak with a professional data recovery engineer. Running the array in a failed state could cause extensive media damage, and even if all of the hard drives in your RAID are functioning properly, you may unintentionally overwrite your data by attempting to repair the system.
For the best chances of a successful data recovery, take the following steps:
- Turn Your System Off - Use the RAID's power switch. Do not shut down the system through its operating system, as this could cause damage. Do not attempt to rebuild the array and never run utilities like chkdsk or Scandisk. These applications could disrupt the parity block of a damaged hard drive, greatly complicating the data recovery process.
- Note Any Failure Symptoms - Make a list of any issues that preceded the RAID failure including unusual noises, error messages and performance problems. Secure Data Recovery Services' RAID experts can use this information when evaluating your system.
- Label the RAID Members - Clearly label each hard drive with its set number and its number in the array. Our engineers will need to maintain the RAID order to treat your case efficiently.
- Set Up an Evaluation - Call Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible to set up a risk-free evaluation. After performing several in-lab tests, we can provide you with all of the information that you need to make a data recovery decision including an accurate price quote and turnaround estimate.
To set up diagnostics, call our customer service team today at 1-800-388-1266
. We have years of experience with RAID 50, and with dedicated file utilities and state-of-the-art data recovery technology, we can effectively minimize your downtime after a data disaster.
Secure Data Recovery Services also offers RAID repair services. Our engineers can rebuild damaged RAID 50 controller boards and other components while recovering your data to help you get mission-critical systems up and running as quickly as possible. Contact our customer service team for more information.
The Challenges of RAID 50 Data Recovery
In order to restore your RAID 50, our experts repair any physically damaged RAID members in a controlled environment. Secure Data Recovery Services operates a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
, which allows us to safely work with damaged hard drives, solid-state drives and other digital devices. Our Cleanroom strictly limits airborne contamination and protects damaged media during sensitive procedures. For more information on the importance of Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom technology, visit our Cleanroom certification page.
After repairing physically damaged RAID members, we make complete clones of every hard drive in your system. This protects your original media and allows our engineers to treat corruption, unintentionally deleted files and other logical issues. We have experience with Windows Server, NetBSD, FreeBSD, Mac OS X Server, Linux, UNIX, Solaris and other operating systems commonly associated with RAID servers.
Secure Data Recovery Services' RAID engineers fully recover most damaged RAID systems in 2-5 business days. For faster service, we offer 24/7/365 emergency data recovery with an expedited turnaround of 24-48 hours on average.
Factors that affect RAID data recovery turnaround times include:
- Number of Drives in RAID 50
- Size of Hard Drives and Total Size of Array
- RAID Block Size
- Media Damage
- Failure Scenario
We typically return data via secure FTP or on a repaired RAID system. Our customer service team will discuss return media options while setting up your risk-free system evaluation.
SSAE 16 Type II Certification and Other Security Credentials
Your business should work with a certified data recovery provider in order to avoid potential security issues during RAID repairs. Secure Data Recovery Services was the first provider to earn a SSAE 16 Type II Certification
, an audit and attestation credential that requires strict network controls and data access protocols.
Our other security credentials include:
- SAS 70 Certification
- General Services Administration (GSA) Contractor Certification
- FERPA Compliance Certification
- HIPAA Compliance Certification
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Member
Unlike other RAID data recovery companies, we offer full access to our certification documents online along with auditor's comments, attestation reports and detailed information about our security controls. Visit our certification page for more information.
Testimonials from RAID Data Recovery Clients
At Secure Data Recovery Services, we handle hundreds of RAID cases each year for Fortune 500 companies, major government institutions and other high-profile clients. We treat every RAID as a high priority, and over more than a decade of service, we have established a strong reputation for consistency and professionalism.
Our testimonials page contains letters of appreciation from NASA, YMCA and other major organizations. We can also provide references upon request.
Risk-Free RAID Data Recovery Diagnostics
Secure Data Recovery Services provides fast, professional resources for RAID repair and recovery. If you need to control downtime after a RAID 50 disaster, contact our customer service team right away to set up a free evaluation. Regardless of the size of your array, we can quickly determine the extent of media damage and the chances of successful treatment.
Advantages of Secure Data Recovery Service include:
- Experienced RAID Specialists
- Fast Turnaround Times and 24/7/365 Emergency Services
- Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom
- Certified by All Major Media Manufacturers
- High Recovery Rates for RAID 50 Systems
- Risk-Free RAID Evaluations
To set up free diagnostics at one of our facilities, call 1-800-388-1266
today. Our RAID specialists are available 24/7/365 to help you review recovery options.