Frequently Asked Questions About RAID 0 Data Recovery
Secure Data Recovery Services' engineering teams specialize in RAID data recovery, and we regularly treat arrays of all sizes. Unlike other providers, we offer comprehensive services for RAID 0 systems, and all of our services feature SSAE 18 Type II certified security.
Our RAID engineers safely recover striped RAID systems by treating damaged media in a certified laboratory.
This FAQ provides answers to common questions regarding our RAID 0 data recovery and repair services. To read an answer, simply click on the corresponding question. If your question is not addressed below, call our customer service team at 1-800-388-1266 to speak with a RAID expert.
- Q: What factors affect RAID 0 data recovery costs?
RAID 0 does not provide redundancy like other types of RAID, so a single hard drive failure can cause data loss. Fortunately, this often allows for a fairly straightforward data recovery plan--engineers need to fix the damaged drive, then rebuild the array and treat any file corruption.
Even so, some RAID 0 recoveries are more difficult than others. Factors that can influence the cost of your case include the number of drives in your array, your RAID's operating system, the size of the requested files and the failure scenario details.
Secure Data Recovery Services offers risk-free standard diagnostics for all RAID 0 arrays. Before we complete any recovery procedures, we will present you with a price and turnaround estimate, and we will only proceed if you approve our quote.
- Q: How long does RAID 0 data recovery take?
Turnaround time also varies, but Secure Data Recovery Services maintains an experienced staff of RAID engineers and dozens of advanced repair tools. We can treat many cases in less than a day under our 24/7/365 emergency service.
Unlike many other providers, we offer several turnaround options for our RAID clients. Our standard data recovery service includes completely risk-free diagnostics, and all of our service options feature a no recovery, no charge guarantee.
- Q: Can I use file recovery utilities to restore data on a RAID 0 system?
File utilities cannot treat physical hardware issues, and most commercial programs are not designed for striped data. By running your RAID 0 in a failed condition, you could contribute to file corruption issues. You could also overwrite data, which greatly limits the possibility of a full recovery.
We recommend shutting your RAID down right away when data loss occurs. Do not attempt to repair damaged hard drives and never run data recovery software.
- Q: Can you repair a single failed drive from my RAID 0 array and return it to me?
This approach will not result in a full recovery under most circumstances. Because RAID 0 systems stripe data across multiple disks, file corruption often occurs when a single hard drive fails.
Our engineers will need to repair your damaged drive, then work directly with your array to restore the system to a functional condition.
- Q: What tools do data recovery companies use to treat RAID 0 arrays?
We are uniquely qualified to treat physical media failures and logical issues on RAID 0 systems. Secure Data Recovery Services operates a Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, and our teams have decades of combined experience with striped data. We also keep an on-site inventory of RAID controllers and hard drive parts.
Additionally, we have a number of proprietary data recovery utilities that allow for fast, safe treatment. We maintain an overall success rate of 96 percent for our RAID data recovery services.
For more information or to discuss data recovery options with an expert, call our 24/7 customer service hot line today.