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Secure Data Recovery Services specializes in RAID 5 data recovery. If you need to regain access to important files after a RAID failure, our excellent turnaround times and high recovery rates can help you avoid downtime, productivity losses and other serious consequences of data loss.

Raid 5 Data Recovery

RAID 5 is by far the most popular RAID configuration option. It offers serious performance advantages over RAID 3 and 4 thanks to its distributed parity, and with fault tolerance for a single hard drive failure, RAID 5 is an ideal option for web servers and storage servers.

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One of the major advantages of a RAID 5 is this distributed parity. This feature allows for faster data access speeds than RAID 4, a similar configuration with a dedicated parity drive. A RAID 5 can write to all of its hard drives at the same time, whereas a system with a dedicated parity would be limited by the speed of the parity drive.

However, RAID 5 systems need to be rebuilt after losing a hard drive. Many of our clients lose access to their data during this rebuild process when a second hard drive fails or when the RAID controller stops functioning properly. While RAID 5 offers fault tolerance, it cannot replace a well-planned backup strategy.

RAID 5 failure scenarios include:

  • Controller Failure
  • Failure During RAID 5 Rebuild
  • Multiple Hard Drive Failures Past Point of Redundancy
  • Electronic Damage
  • Accidental File Deletion
  • Parity Loss or Damage
  • Accidental Formatting or Re-initialization

We offer risk-free RAID evaluations for our standard data recovery service, and with offices in most major U.S. cities, we provide excellent turnaround times and fast access to state-of-the-art RAID repair tools. Secure Data Recovery Services is one of the only RAID repair providers with 24/7/365 RAID 5 services, and we provide a no recovery, no charge guarantee with every case. Contact our customer service team today to get started.

What to Do When a RAID 5 Array Fails

If your RAID 5 stops functioning or if you cannot access data, turn it off immediately. Never use data recovery software on striped data. Exercise extreme caution when attempting to repair or rebuild your array, especially if a previous rebuild attempt failed. Do not rebuild your array if you notice any unusual failure symptoms or error messages.

In our experience, most RAID 5 systems are completely recoverable if they are shut off immediately after failure symptoms occur. Operating a damaged RAID risks accidental overwrites, parity loss and other serious issues that can complicate the data recovery process. For the best chances of a successful case result, you should contact a professional RAID data recovery provider as soon as possible.

At Secure Data Recovery Services, we know that RAID 5 failures can have serious implications for any business. We take every possible step to limit turnaround times while maintaining perfect security controls. By investing in new technologies, we have developed a comprehensive set of professional RAID 5 data repair tools that allow for fast, dependable results.

Advanced RAID 5 Data Recovery Technology

Our engineers treat damaged RAID 5 media in a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom, a specialized environment that protects against airborne contaminants. We have a large set of proprietary recovery tools, including utilities designed specifically for common RAID operating systems, and we lead our industry with a 96 percent success rate.

Our specialists can also repair your array hardware while recovering your data, further limiting your downtime and allowing your business to resume normal operations after an unexpected data loss disaster.

Advantages of our RAID 5 data recovery services include:

  • Online Case Status Monitoring Tools and 24/7 Customer Support
  • High Success Rates for RAID 5 Systems of All Sizes
  • Fast Turnaround Times and 24/7/365 Emergency RAID Recovery Services
  • A Large Network of Facilities
  • Risk-Free Media Diagnostics
  • Best-in-Class Security Credentials
  • SSAE 16 Type II Certification and Other Security Credentials

When you need a fast, dependable way to recover from an unexpected RAID disaster, Secure Data Recovery Services can help. We provide RAID 5 data recovery, RAID 5 repair and other specialized services through more than 50 offices across the U.S., and with high success rates and excellent security credentials, we offer the best available option for professional RAID services. Call our customer service team today to get started or for more information.

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Total: 15 Review(s)

This service was rated 4.9 out of 5.0 based on 15 review(s)

  • Data is back! Moving on.

    4.5
    Reviewed on Aug 31 2016

    After an accident involving water damage within our server room, the terrible feeling in my gut came to an end thanks to the services of Secure Data Recovery. A RAID array on four drives swollen with water damage and loaded with data was completely recovered. From my initial phone call to my case manager, Jeremy, the sense of urgency never diminished and all communication was quick, concise and very informative. We were kept up to date throughout the entire process.

    The total cost of recovery was a lot more than I had anticipated. However, in the end, we are back up and running.

    Authenticated Miami, FL
  • Great Communication

    5.0
    Reviewed on Apr 29 2016

    Have to thank Jeremy and Secure Data Recovery for their great communication. Nice to have a vendor that you can contact and responds so quickly. Kudos to the Customer Service Team for setting up such a fabulous system! Made the entire process less stressful! When you are concerned about your data - less stress is so VERY important!

    Authenticated Memphis, TN
  • Saved us hundreds of hours of development

    5.0
    Reviewed on Mar 8 2016

    We had a failed RAID 5 array (2 failed drives simultaneously) on our primary file server. Although we had backups that allowed us to easily rebuild the server, we found that an extremely critical set of custom application code was not incorporated into our backup scheme. We could of lost years of software development. Our Account Rep Alec was extremely helpful and professional in recovering 100% of our lost data in a very timely manner. Secure Data Recovery prevented us from spending hundreds of hours of recreating our custom code. I would use them again and highly recommend them to anyone needing data recovery!

    Authenticated San Luis Obispo, CA
  • Stellar Recovery

    5.0
    Reviewed on Feb 22 2016

    We had two of six drives fail in a RAID 5 configuration with just under 2TB of data and an unrecoverable corrupt backup. SDR recovered 100% of our most important data and 99.9% of the remaining data in just under 48 hours. A courier picked up our drives at 7:30PM Wednesday and another courier delivered the recovered data 6PM Friday. Our account manager Mitchell was super helpful from start to finish and I would definitely use Secure Data Recoverys’ services again

    Authenticated Tinley Park, IL
  • Worth every Penny!!!

    5.0
    Reviewed on Feb 17 2016

    My organization had a catastrophic server failure. the hard drives were damaged. Our Backups were also corrupted. We sent the hard drives to Secure Data Recovery as a last hope. SDR was able to completely rebuild and image our data. They were able to recovery every bit of data that we thought we had lost. Mitchell was the lead on our case. He was extremely helpful and accommodating. Communication was excellent every step of the way.

    Hopefully we will not have a need for this type of service again, but if so Mitchell and Secure Data Recovery will be my first call.

    Authenticated Tinton Falls, NJ
  • With Me Every Step of the Process

    5.0
    Reviewed on Feb 16 2016

    I was very skeptical of the outcome, and wondering if I would really get my data back. Despite the reviews and testimonials, I feared the day I had to tell my wife all of our family photos were lost. That was harder to accept than losing the other half of the loss, my business records.

    There was no way Secure Data Recovery would be able to retrieve my data when 2 of my 4 disk RAID 5 failed.

    Alec, my representative at SDR was with me through the entire process. He was always prompt in responding to my emails. SDR worked faster than I imagined, and recovered EVERYTHING!

    I would highly recommend SDR for anyone that has encountered data loss. The process was straight forward and honest. I didn't pay until I was assured my data was recovered.

    I hope I will never have to use their service again, but if I do, I will be coming back to SDR.

    Authenticated HONOLULU, HI
  • 100% recovery and good communication!

    5.0
    Reviewed on Jan 27 2016

    I had 4 disk RAID5 crashed volume with two failed disks with mechanical errors, bad sectors and failed RAID array.

    18 years of 2.5TB of entire families documents, work and life long memories! All gone!

    Couldn't stop thinking about it, couldn't sleep, and absolutely felt like crying in solitude!

    There came Secure Data Recovery at the recommendation of a friend of mine to resuce my data and the day they told me that it was a 100% recovery, I don't have words that can describe my happiness at that moment, even today when I write this I feel the same chills!

    SDR has been very professional, thorough, provided great communication throughout the process. Cost of recovery was high and I had a sticker shock, but after researching enough I felt that the pricing was fairly competitive for this sort of rescue!

    Heartiest Thank You to all the smart minds at Secure Data Recovery!

    If you're reading this, my advice to you is to just turn off the drives and hand it over in a securing packaging to the professionals. The more you attempt to recover, more than likely you'd damage data/drives, making your recovery longer, expensive or perhaps irrecoverable.

    Authenticated Sugar Land, TX
  • Priceless Service

    5.0
    Reviewed on Jan 5 2016

    This is my second time using Secure Data Recovery. Both times I was assisted by Chris who was always communicative, prompt and explained things thoroughly. I am ecstatic to have my priceless memories restored and grateful for their service!

    Authenticated Phoenix, AZ
  • Great Job

    5.0
    Reviewed on Dec 3 2015

    Rob and team did a great job in extracting data from our RAID server drives, which failed during a recent electrical storm. They were able to do what another firm said could not be done - repair the array/drives and get us back the data we needed. The process was clear and easy.

    Authenticated Scottsdale, AZ
  • RAID fail, Secure Data Recovery win

    5.0
    Reviewed on Nov 24 2015

    Had a Thecus 7700N Pro fail. Bought an exact replacement, that one failed immediately after putting in my HDs in the same order. After trying to rebuild the RAID 5 with 7 drives (two drives were different sizes) for 2 months using different enclosures and utilities, we finally found Secure Data Recovery. Worked with Chris, who walked me through the whole process. Within a few days, they rebuilt the RAID array and recovered 100% of my data. The recovery cost $8k. Most of this cost was because two of the seven drives failed. Secure Data Recovery was still the cheapest option compared to 4 competitors and wasting 2 months trying to do it myself. Use them, get your data back.

    Authenticated New York, NY
  • Amazing Response

    5.0
    Reviewed on Sep 28 2015

    Recently, my company ran into an issue wit ha damaged Raid 5 array. Our representative, Mitchell, was more than helpful. He walked us through the recovery process and made the recovery a lot smoother than we ever expected.

    Thanks again

    Tim Hurman
    Sys admin

    Authenticated Bedford, NH
  • All data recovered!

    5.0
    Reviewed on Sep 25 2015

    We had a multiple disk failure that took the RAID offline, and all data had to be extracted manually. Rob understood the importance of recovering the data, and worked efficiently and thoroughly alongside our team to make sure the job was well done.

    Authenticated Los Angeles, CA

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