Multiple Drive Systems

State of the Art Equipment / Facilities

Local Charlotte ISO 5 (Class 100) Clean Room

Confidential Service - Secure Facility

Over 25 years of RAID experience 

Data Recovery Experts available 24/7


 We offer free data recovery analysis / cost quotes for all RAID, NAS, and SAN systems, and as always, our services are guaranteed. If we can't recover the data you need, in a form that you can use it, there will be no charge. 


Carolina Data Recovery has been repairing hard drives and recovering data for our customers since opening our 1st lab in 1987. We specialize in successfully recovering data from multiple drive server systems. Our main data recovery lab is located on Independence Blvd., in Charlotte, NC and as such, our RAID experts have local access to unmatched resources and proprietary technology which other data recovery providers simply cannot offer. Our highly-trained engineers have worked with every major controller card, every brand of hard drive, and every major operating system while successfully finding solutions for thousands of different recovery scenarios.


 

Fast, secure, confidential RAID 5 data recovery completions in as little as 4 - 24 hrs.

 

  • Any server make, model or brand
  • Any RAID level, RAID controller or RAID architecture
  • Any hard drive types, makes or models
  • All storage types and interfaces including SAS(serial attached SCSI), SATA(serial ATA), SCSI
  • Recover virtual data from all types of VMware and virtualized configurations
  • All causes of server data loss -- from simple to the most complex and catastrophic data loss situations -- including data loss resulting from natural disasters, power loss or surge, logical or mechanical failures, and viruses 

 

When your server or NAS system goes down, speed, security, and experience are paramount. We can quickly respond to any data loss related emergency.

 

 When turnaround time is a critical factor, we can have your data recovery analysis completed within 4 hours; relieving the anxiety and uncertainty of the unknown. Our emergency service puts a team of qualified engineers on your case for 24/7 until the recovery is complete.

   For immediate assistance with your data emergency call 704-617-0157

Close and long-term relationships with leading RAID and NAS storage device manufacturers helps us keep pace with changing technology and inspire the continued development of our proprietary software and hardware—so advanced, we consistently rescue data other service providers deem unrecoverable.

 

RAID 0 consists of striping, without mirroring or parity. The capacity of a RAID 0 volume is the sum of the capacities of the disks in the set. There is no added redundancy for handling disk failures. Thus, failure of one disk causes the loss of the entire RAID 0 volume. We need all disks for a data recovery attempt.

RAID 1 consists of data mirroring, without parity or striping. Data is written identically to two (or more) drives, thereby producing a "mirrored set" of drives. The array continues to operate as long as at least one drive (or set of drives) is functioning. Only 1 disk or set (preferably the last to fail) is required for recovery.

RAID 5 consists of block-level striping with distributed parity. Parity information is distributed among the drives. It requires that all drives but one be present to operate. Upon failure of a single drive, subsequent reads can be calculated from the distributed parity such that no data is lost. Failure of the second drive fails the system. Data is almost always recoverable if we receive drives in "as failed state". Never attempt to rebuild or reseat drives if 2 or more have failed.

RAID 01, also called RAID 0+1, is a RAID level using a mirror of stripes, achieving both replication and sharing of data between disks. The usable capacity of a RAID 01 array is the same as in a RAID 1 array made of the same drives, in which one half of the drives is used to mirror the other half. Data is almost always recoverable if we receive drives in "as failed state".

RAID 10, also called RAID 1+0 is a stripe of mirrors and requires a minimum of four drives. However, a nonstandard definition of "RAID 10" was created for the Linux MD driver; Linux "RAID 10" can be implemented with as few as two disks. Data is almost always recoverable if we receive drives in "as failed state".

RAID 50, also called RAID 5+0, combines the straight block-level striping of RAID 0 with the distributed parity of RAID 5. As a RAID 0 array striped across RAID 5 elements, minimal RAID 50 configuration requires six drives. One drive from each of the RAID 5 sets could fail without loss of data. Data is almost always recoverable if we receive drives in "as failed state".    

Western Digital posted an excellent description of how a RAID works (in layman's terms) 

We work extensively with the following file systems:

 

 

 

For immediate assistance with your data emergency call 704-617-0157 to speak with our technician on call

  

During our analysis we will examine each disk for physical & operational integrity. Then one of our data recovery technicians will initiate a conversation with you and, based upon our findings and your description of the original failure, establish a completion timeline, an exact cost, and discuss the expected results. The more information we gather the quicker our data recovery engineers can get your unit operational.

 

"Carolina Data Recovery maintains an active and growing parts inventory of more than 5,000 hard drives to assist in data recovery cases on a daily basis. Additionally, we have developed a relationship with a network of international storage providers, from which our engineers can source components anywhere in the world and deliver them to us overnight."

 

Client Reviews

“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.
“Great service! Great company! After bringing my computer to three other companies - all who said my data was lost and gone forever - Carolina Data Recovery found and restored it as easy as 1 - 2 - 3. After all the ups and downs and horrors of computer problems, I'm so glad I found a place to go!”
– Anne Fiala
“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
“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.
“Carolina Data Recovery saved the day! I had an external hard drive that contained all of my personal information and pictures over the last 3 years. This hard drive had crashed leaving me in a world of panic. Carolina Data Recovery specialists were able to fully recover my lost information, keeping me updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Carolina Data Recovery for all your data needs! ”
– J. Hawk
“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.
“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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