Recovering Data from RAID 0
RAID 0 arrays stripe data across several hard drives, allowing for faster performance than other RAID configurations but at the cost of redundancy. A single hard drive failure on a RAID 0 can lead to data loss, and even when a RAID 0 is coupled with a mirrored set, logical issues and software errors can prevent users from accessing data.
RAID 0 systems do not provide redundancy, and engineers need to take extreme care when recovering data.
At Secure Data Recovery Services, we specialize in RAID data recovery. We offer repair and recovery for RAID 0 arrays of all sizes, and our engineering teams have developed a number of innovative techniques for treating RAID media.
Diagnosing the Cause of Data Loss
Before our engineers can recover files from a RAID 0, they need to analyze the system to find the cause of the data loss. Failure scenarios fall into two major categories: physical failures, which include mechanical and electronic issues, and logical failures, which are caused by software, operating system or file system issues.
Common physical RAID 0 failure symptoms include:
- Clicking, Grinding or Other Unusual Sounds
- Error Messages Indicating Drive Failures
- Failure to Power On
- Hard Drive Mounting Issues
- Individual Drives Will Not Boot
- Drives Stop Spinning Shortly After Powering On
If your RAID 0 array experiences a logical failure, you may see error messages referring to data corruption, and files and folders might suddenly disappear from your array. Logical failures also include accidental file deletion and formatting errors.
Many RAID 0 users have trouble distinguishing between logical and physical failure symptoms. To improve your chances of a successful recovery, we recommend turning your array off at the first sign of data loss. Do not run data recovery software or use disk maintenance utilities on the RAID. Contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible to set up a free media evaluation.
Treating Physical RAID 0 Failures
Before treating logical data loss issues, we need to restore each RAID 0 member to a functional state. This means repairing or replacing damaged hard drive components and creating bit-level clones of each drive.
Hard drive components are extremely sensitive to contamination, and all data recovery companies need an onsite Cleanroom for physical repairs. Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers work in a Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, which completely protects RAID 0 members from contaminant-related media damage. Class 10 ISO 4 specifications require high-end filters and environmental controls that allow fewer than 10 contaminants per cubic foot.
We repair individual RAID members, copy each drive and rebuild the array using in-lab hardware and RAID simulation tools. Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers have experience with all RAID controllers, and we recover most physically damaged arrays in a matter of days.
Logical RAID 0 Issues
Logical failures are often just as serious as physical failures on a RAID 0. Our engineers take a case-specific approach to each device, treating damaged files with a number of proprietary utilities developed specifically for RAID data recovery. In many cases, our engineers will work directly with damaged RAID data.
Secure Data Recovery Services' engineers have a tremendous amount of experience with file corruption, accidental deletion and other logical RAID issues. We work with striped data regularly, and our teams can often recover files that other data recovery providers declare unrecoverable.
We offer several service options for physical and logical RAID 0 data recovery. Our 24/7/365 service provides an excellent emergency option for businesses and personal computer users. Contact our customer service team for more information.
Finding a Secure RAID 0 Data Recovery Provider
You should always choose a data recovery company that follows strict security protocols. Secure Data Recovery Services was the first provider to earn a SSAE 16 Type II Certification. We also hold the related SAS 70 Certification. These credentials show our commitment to data security, and we maintain both certifications through regular audits.
Additionally, we are certified and compliant with PCI-DSS. We are a member of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the General Services Administration (GSA) contractor schedule. When you trust Secure Data Recovery Services with your RAID 0, you get the peace of mind that comes with a fully credentialed data recovery provider. Visit our certifications page for an overview of our credentials.
Reasons to choose Secure Data Recovery Services include:
- More Relevant Certifications than Any Other Data Recovery Company
- Experienced RAID Data Recovery Teams
- Certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom RAID Recovery
- High Success Rates for RAID 0 Physical and Logical Failures
- Fast Turnaround Times and 24/7/365 Emergency Capabilities
- Free Diagnostics for RAID Arrays
Secure Data Recovery Services offers no-risk diagnostics for RAID 0 arrays of all sizes. For a free price quote and turnaround estimate, go online or contact our customer service team today.