How to Recover Data from RAID 1 Disk with Raid 1 Recovery Software

Abby Haines updated on Jul 30, 2019 to Data Recovery | How-to Articles


When you lost precious RAID 1 data, don't be panic. Let professional RAID 1 recovery software help you restore lost RAID 1 disk data. EaseUS RAID recovery software can always recover deleted, formatted or lost data with simple steps. Get this freeware and get back lost RAID data.

What Is RAID 1

RAID 1 refers to an exact copy (or mirror) of a set of data on two or more disks. According to Wikipedia, it seems that the RAID 1 configuration provides parity, striping or spanning of disk space across multiple disks. This is useful when read performance or reliability is more important than data storage capacity.


RAID 1, usually, writes two copies of the data simultaneously on two separate drives. This is called a fault-tolerant. When one of the mirrored drives suffers a mechanical failure such as spindle failure or does not respond, the remaining drives will continue to function. The RAID 1 configuration is performed either by a hardware RAID controller or performed in software. It is suited to applications requiring high fault tolerance at a low cost and where a duplicated set of data is more secure than using parity. RAID 1 is popular for accounting and other financial data. It is also commonly used for small database systems, enterprise servers, and home PCs where fairly inexpensive fault tolerance is required. 

Why You Lost RAID 1 Data

Although it seems that RAID 1 disk can be an ideal tool for storing and backing up data with a high fault-tolerant feature. But when data loss issues happen to the RAID 1 disk or RAID 1 volume, what can you do? Here the following are some major reasons for RAID 1 data loss issues:

1. RAID 1 disk failure

2. RAID 1 disk rebuild

3. Format RAID 1

If the RAID 1 drive got physical damaged or the RAID 1 drive controller got broken, you'll not be able to get lost data back then.

So how to restore RAID 1 data? When you lost important RAID 1 data in Windows 10/8/7, stop using it immediately. Ane let professional RAID 1 data recovery software to help. 

Download Free RAID 1 Recovery Software for Help

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition is a professional and free RAID 1 recovery software. It recovers data free of charge when you encounter partition loss or damage, software crash, virus infection, unexpected shutdown or any other unknown issues. It provides the comprehensive RAID 1 recovery solution for computer users to recover data from RAID 1. If you lost RAID 1 data are less than 2GB, let free RAID 1 data recovery software help you now. Lost RAID 1 data are over 2GB, then you'll need EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro for help.

Moreover, this free RAID 1 recovery software works well with dynamic disk, RAID and EXT2/EXT3 file system.

Most importantly, it can recover lost files with their original file names and storage paths - which other freeware apps cannot do. It also works as a hard drive recovery tool from EaseUS to rescue your files and save you money!

Do You Need Specialized Data Recovery Services?
You may need further help for tough data loss situations like reformatting drive, RAW disk, partition loss, repartition failures and system boot error. Consult with EaseUS Data Recovery Experts for cost-efficient one-on-one manual recovery service. They could offer the following services after FREE diagnosis:
1. Unformat the drive
2. Repair the RAID, RAW disk or operating system
3. Recover lost partition (the one that cannot be recovered by software)

Steps to Recover RAID 1 Data with RAID 1 Data Recovery Software

EaseUS RAID data recovery software works for the standard RAID levels. Feel free to perform RAID data recovery as soon as lose data by an accidental deletion or a quick disk formatting. Above all, read the two tips that are going to help determine whether you will succeed in finding the loss or not!

1. Ensure that configuration tables of the RAID are not damaged/corrupted. Do not head to the recovery process until you solve the 'breakdown' problem, especially when you use the RAID 0,5,6,10.
2. For RAID 1, however, you can try to recover data from a single hard drive that still functions well.

Proceed with the detailed guide:

1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. Choose the RAID drive from where you wish to recover data, and then click Scan.

choose the raid hard drive

2. The disk scanning starts. Wait for some time, the deleted files will appear one after another.

scan the raid hard drive

3. After the scan is over, just check the scan results under each section. Select the wanted files and click Recover.

recover data from the raid hard drive

Why not download this free raid 1 recovery software to experience the magic recovery functions now.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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