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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 Charlotte RAID recovery 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 Charlotte 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 with Charlotte RAID recovery and service repairs, 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 Charlotte RAID 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

“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
“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.

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