Frequently Asked Questions About RAID 50 Data Recovery
Secure Data Recovery Services offers professional data loss solutions for all RAID systems including nested options such as RAID 50. Our teams can repair damaged RAID members and perform logical recovery procedures, quickly restoring lost data.
Nested RAID devices require a specialized approach, and our customer service team is always ready to answer your questions.
This FAQ contains answers to some of the most common RAID 50 data recovery questions. It also includes information about our procedures and our security processes. Click on any of the questions to see our answer.
If your question is not covered in this FAQ, call our customer service team at 1-800-388-1266.
- Q: What are some of the common causes of data loss on a RAID 50 array?
RAID 50 generally provides better fault tolerance than other common RAID levels, but this depends on the exact configuration of the array. We have received cases that have sustained multiple hard drive failures during RAID rebuild procedures. While this failure scenario is relatively rare, it can occur on some systems.
Logical issues can also prevent normal data access on a RAID 50. File corruption, software problems, virus damage and user error can cause data loss in a matter of seconds. It is important to remember that no RAID level offers perfect protection from data loss, and you should regularly back up your RAID 50 to prevent these types of issues from affecting your files.
- Q: What does RAID 50 data recovery cost?
Costs vary for any RAID data recovery, and because nested RAID levels have a number of configuration options and potential failure scenarios, we need to perform a full in-office analysis in order to provide a price quote.
We offer risk-free standard diagnostics for all nested RAID systems. Within several days, we can give you an accurate price quote and a reliable turnaround estimate. High-priority evaluations are available; contact our customer service team for more information.
- Q: Can I get expedited treatment for my failed RAID 50 array?
Yes. We offer several service options for RAID 50, including priority and 24/7/365 emergency services. Whether you are working on a limited budget or you need to control your downtime, Secure Data Recovery Services can help you find a case-appropriate option for your RAID 50 array.
- Q: How long does data recovery take for a RAID 50?
As with pricing, turnaround times vary from case to case. However, Secure Data Recovery Services has state-of-the-art RAID data recovery tools and an advanced team of engineers, and we can treat many cases in less than a day under our emergency option.
- Q: Do nested RAID levels complicate the data recovery process?
Not necessarily. While engineers need an advanced knowledge of RAID 50 architecture in order to provide consistent results, the chances of a successful recovery on a RAID 50 system are relatively high.
Secure Data Recovery Services regularly treats RAID 50 arrays, and our teams have access to next-generation tools including a certified Class 10 ISO 4 Cleanroom and an expansive library of RAID controller cards and media components. We offer an overall success rate of over 96 percent for all RAID levels.
- Q: What can I do to improve my chances of a full, successful recovery?
When a failure occurs, you should shut down your RAID 50 immediately. Do not attempt to rebuild your RAID 50 if a previous rebuild attempt has failed or if you notice any unusual failure symptoms that might indicate configuration issues.
Make a list of failure symptoms and gather basic information about your RAID 50, including the number of hard drives in the array and the total logical size of the system. Contact Secure Data Recovery Services as soon as possible to set up a new case.