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


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“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.
“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. ”
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