Frequently Asked Questions About RAID 1 Data Recovery
With an advanced laboratory and certified engineers, Secure Data Recovery Services provides exceptional resources for failed RAID 1 systems. While RAID 1 systems typically resist common issues due to their inherent redundancy, data loss can still occur, and our teams can help you avoid downtime or permanent file damage.
With advanced security and next-generation technology, we offer the best option for RAID 1 data recovery and repair.
Click on any of the common questions listed below to expand the corresponding answer. If you cannot find your question on this page or if you would like to set up a RAID 1 data recovery case, call Secure Data Recovery Services today at 1-800-388-1266.
- Q: How can data loss occur on a RAID 1 array?
RAID 1 is a mirrored set of hard drives, so a single hard drive failure should not cause data loss under normal circumstances. Even so, RAID 1 is not a suitable replacement for a good backup strategy. Common sources of data loss include virus attacks, accidental file deletion, software errors and file corruption.
You can prevent data loss on your RAID 1 array by backing it up on a regular basis and by immediately replacing any damaged RAID members.
- Q: Is RAID 1 data recovery expensive?
No two failure scenarios are exactly the same, and our engineers need to perform a full analysis on your RAID before quoting a price. Factors that will affect your price quote include your failure scenario, the number of drives in your RAID 1 and the array's operating system. We offer free diagnostics with our standard data recovery service.
RAID 1 data recovery is generally affordable. Secure Data Recovery Services provides a flexible set of turnaround options; our 24/7 emergency service helps you restore a mission-critical server as quickly as possible, and we can even perform remote data recovery in some circumstances. Contact our RAID team to discuss available options.
- Q: Can data recovery engineers treat a single hard drive from a failed RAID 1?
No, we will need to perform data recovery on the entire array, to get the most recent data back. When a mirrored set fails, file corruption can occur inconsistently across the array, and we need to repair the entire system in order to recover all of your data in its original condition.
- Q: How will Secure Data Recovery Services return the recovered data from my RAID 1 array?
We can return your data on the return media of your choice. Our teams can transfer individual files to you via secure FTP, giving you instant access to critically important data. We can also transfer data onto a new RAID array or onto external media. Speak with our customer service team for additional options.
- Q: How can I find a qualified RAID data recovery company?
Ask about the company's tools and credentials. Experienced providers have dedicated equipment and can safely treat any RAID array without invalidating manufacturer warranties.
Secure Data Recovery Services is an industry leader in RAID data recovery. Our teams work in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, and we have a number of security credentials (including the industry's first SSAE 16 Type II certification) to show our commitment to our clients.
- Q: Can I download any software utilities to treat data loss on a RAID 1?
We do not recommend this. Most file utilities are not designed for mirrored sets and can cause file damage when used incorrectly. Furthermore, RAID 1 systems often experience relatively complex failure scenarios. Commercial data recovery applications cannot treat these issues effectively.
The safest course of treatment for a failed RAID 1 is to disconnect the device's power source and contact a professional data recovery provider. By turning your system off as soon as you notice file loss, you will increase your chances of a full recovery by maintaining your array in its original condition.