RAID 5 Data Recovery Tips

Carolina Data Recovery Charlotte’s RAID Data Recovery Expert

RAID 5 systems that store data are not infallible. In the event of a failure, you can often recover some or all of your data. Here are some tips that will give you the best chance for complete RAID 5 data recovery

  • Always back up your data files.
  • Monitor your RAID 5 system at all times. If any of your system drives fail, you must immediately generate a notification to the responsible party, whether via email, phone or text. In fact, consider using all three.
  • Immediately shut off your system after failure systems occur. At this point most, if not all of your data is recoverable.
  • You need to replace your drives immediately. If you reintroduce a problem drive to the RAID system, you risk losing all of your stored data. Operating a damaged RAID risks accidental overwrites, parity loss and other serious issues that can complicate the data recovery process or even render the data completely unrecoverable.  
  • Never try to reseat and rebuild drives because this can corrupt the system by introducing stale data.
  • Never try to replace more than one drive and rebuild an array.
  • Never try to re-introduce a drive to the array that has gone offline.
  • Never remove more than one drive at a time unless the relationship between drives and bays are clearly marked.
  • DO NOT reboot your system or allow the array to rebuild if the array has failed. Remember that the array will not fail unless at least two components fail.
  • Use a reputable data recovery service who specializes in RAID systems to ensure that you do not accidentally lose all of your stored data.

Contact us for a risk-free RAID evaluations. We guarantee our work; no recovery, no charge. Our data recovery specialist are also well versed in recovering data from the following NAS manufacturers: LaCie, Buffalo TeraStation™, Cisco Linksys, SNAP Server, QNAP, FreeNAS, Adaptec, etc. and Quetek.

Carolina Data Recovery Charlotte’s RAID Data Recovery Expert


Platforms

  • Linux®
  • UNIX™
  • Microsoft Windows®  
  • Apple/Macintosh® 
  • NetWare®
  • VMware®

Recovery Services

  • USB / Memory Cards
  • Laptops / Desktops
  • External Hard Drives
  • Solid State Drives
  • RAID/NAS
  • Backup Tapes

Secure

  • Strict Non-Disclosure
  • Chain of Custody Protocol
  • High Security Safekeeping
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Controlled Access 
  • Secure Location

Client Reviews

“I thought I had lost the last 15 years of my life in pictures, but they were able to recover them! Such a relief! Worth every penny!”
– Shannon M.
“I researched a few places near me that are in the business of data recovery. When I called, I spoke with Mr. *** D****. He was optimistic that he could recover the data from our dead hard drive from our file server. He did not guarantee anything without an evaluation. I drove two hours and delivered the hard drive to him the next day personally. He checked the drive immediately while I waited. He was confident that his team could recover the data from the drive within 3 to 5 days. Surprisingly, Mr. D**** called me the next morning with the good news that his team had come in for an emergency job and completed the recovery on my hard drive during the night. They were able to recover 100% of the data. Mr. D**** was pleasant to work with. I hope I never need there services again, but If I do I would definitely work with them again. I would highly recommend.”
– Bobby M.
“We had a hard drive failure at work, and we didn't have a backup. We went to Ron for a free analysis and he verified there was an issue within 15 minutes. We've never had to deal with data recovery before, and he was willing to answer any questions. He got our data restored to a new drive within 2 days. Would definitely recommend.”
– Seth Allen
“Carolina Data Recovery is terrific. We lost a RAID 5 array with critical data and we needed to recover it quickly. We spoke with 3 different venders, and Ron made a big impression over the phone. We did not regret our choice. He worked with us on shipping and priority, and within three days of placing that call we had our data back in 3 days.. HIGHLY recommended. .”
– Jim B.
“These guys/gals are really great. Ron was very professional and stayed in communication thru the entire process of our clients Data Recovery.”
– David P.
“The short: Calling Ron and his team was the best decision I could have made. Words like kind, respectful, prompt, and attentive come to mind. The long: My NAS crashed. I thought I lost my entire digital life. Forget about the files and documents one accumulates and all the music, I had 30 years of family pictures, some of who are no longer with us. I was in tears. I took my NAS to a big box store where I was given very robotic service by their "geeks" and was told it could cost me thousands of dollars, it would take at least a month (but I could leap to the front of the line for an extra $100) to even find out IF it was recoverable. I decided to look for someone local and thank God I found Carolina Data Recovery. Ron was able to confirm that the data was recoverable within 48 hours and had my data back to me within 72 hours. Beyond that, Ron took time to walk me though the process and listen to my concerns. Realizing I was a mess, Ron spent an hour on the phone with me explaining what I need to do going forward to ensure that this never happens again. Backing up your data IS important - hard lesson learned. I hope to never be in this situation again, but have comfort in knowing that Carolina Data Recovery has my back. ”
– M. Patel
“Great company with fantastic service! My laptop was causing me terrible issues and I was terrified that all of the valuable data that was stored on it was gone forever. I went to several different companies for help with no solution to my problem. I finally found Carolina Data Recovery and they were able to recovery all of my data that I thought I had lost forever. Friendly staff and great recovery time. I highly recommend this company! ”
– C. Haynes

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