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Frequently Asked Questions About RAID 10 Data Recovery

Data loss on a RAID 10 can have serious repercussions, and Secure Data Recovery Services provides the best solutions available anywhere for nested RAID systems. We operate dozens of offices across the United States, delivering safe, reliable, and secure resources for thousands of RAID users every year.

Data Recovery Services Frequently Asked Questions

Secure Data Recovery Services offers safe, reliable solutions for RAID 10 and other nested RAID configurations.

Click on any of the questions listed below to see the answer. If your question is not answered on this page, call 1-800-388-1266 to speak with a member of our customer service team.

  • Q: How can data loss occur on a RAID 10?

    RAID 10 offers a level of fault tolerance, but data loss can still occur for numerous reasons. Multiple hard drive failures can cause file loss, although this is rare; unexpected electrical events and improper operating conditions can sometimes cause simultaneous hard drive failures that would push a RAID 10 past its point of redundancy.

    Because RAID 10 does not offer inherent protection against logical issues, common causes of data loss include file corruption or accidental deletion. You should regularly back up your RAID array to prevent this type of damage from occurring.

  • Q: What tools do data recovery engineers use when treating RAID 10 systems?

    The tools used in the process vary depending on the failure scenario of the RAID. All data recovery companies need access to a certified Cleanroom in order to perform physical repairs safely. Ideally, engineers should have a working knowledge of RAID data architecture, as they often need to work directly with damaged data in order to provide results.

    Secure Data Recovery Services has an experienced staff of RAID recovery experts, and we post success rates of over 96 percent for RAID 10 systems. We use a number of advanced tools during the data recovery process, including a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and proprietary file utilities. We also keep a large library of RAID controller cards and hard drive parts in order to ensure fast, effective treatment.

  • Q: Is the data recovery process different for RAID 10 systems compared to RAID 5, 6 and other RAID levels?

    Physical media failures rarely cause data loss on RAID 10 systems unless the array is not mirroring properly. Therefore, engineers need significant experience in order to treat RAID 10 systems--there is a relatively high chance of logical media damage.

    However, in our experience, most RAID 10 systems are completely recoverable with the right tools and expertise. Secure Data Recovery Services offers a full no recovery, no charge guarantee for every RAID 10 data recovery case.

  • Q: How can I ensure a fast turnaround time for my RAID 10 data recovery case?

    Do not attempt to rebuild or repair your RAID, as you may cause additional damage that will extend your turnaround time. Shut your RAID off as soon as possible. Keep it powered down and contact our customer service team.

    We offer several options for RAID 10 data recovery, including a 24/7/365 emergency service with a fast average turnaround of less than a day. Call us for details or to set up a new case.

  • Q: How much does RAID 10 data recovery cost?

    Costs vary greatly from one case to the next. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only providers offering risk-free price quotes for RAID 10 systems, and we can give you a fast estimate by evaluating your RAID at one of our facilities. Thanks to our flexible service options, you can always keep your case within your budget.

  • Q: Can RAID data recovery software work on a RAID 10?

    While the answer varies from case to case, we strongly discourage the use of any data recovery software. You can cause permanent damage by operating your RAID 10 in a damaged state, and commercial software can only treat a limited number of failure scenarios.

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