Tutorial: Recover RAID Data with RAID Recovery Software

Daisy updated on Aug 26, 2019 to Resource | How-to Articles


With the professional and reliable RAID recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, you can easily recover data from any RAID hard drive that can be recognized by your computer system, whether it is RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 or other hardware RAIDs.

General Knowledge About RAID
Best Raid Recovery Software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard
How to Recover Data from Raid Hard Drive

General Knowledge About RAID

Before introducing the professional RAID data recovery software, let's learn some basic knowledge about RAID.

Definition of RAID

RAID, Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks or Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a data storage virtualization technology that provides a way of storing the same data in different places on multiple physical hard disks for the purpose of increasing your system performance or providing fault tolerance.

Different Levels of RAID

Data is allocated on RAID hard drives in different ways, which are referred to as RAID levels, including RAID 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10. The explanations of commonest RAID levels:

Level Definition
RAID 0 (Striped Disk Array without Fault Tolerance) RAID 0 provides data striping (spreading out blocks of each file across multiple disk drives) but no redundancy. This improves performance but does not deliver fault tolerance. If one drive fails then all data in the array is lost.
RAID 1 (Mirroring Volume) RAID 1 provides disk mirroring. Level 1 provides twice the read transaction rate of single disks and the same write transaction rate as single disks.
RAID 5 (Block Interleaved Distributed Parity) RAID 5 provides data striping at the byte level and also stripe error correction information. This results in excellent performance and good fault tolerance. Level 5 is one of the most popular implementations of the RAID. Give its popularity, it's necessary to know how to back up RAID drives to avoid complete data loss.
RAID 6 (Independent data disks with double parity) RAID 6 requires a minimum of four disks. It uses two parity stripes on each disk and allows for two disk failures within the RAID set. The double parity makes it provide high fault tolerance and more expensive since the two extra disks required for parity.
RAID 10 (A Mirror of Stripes) RAID 10, also called RAID 1+0, is not one of the original RAID levels, two RAID 0 stripes are created, and a RAID 1 mirror is created over them. Used for both replicating and sharing data among disks.

Advantages of RAID

Generally, RAID uses multiple disks working together to increase overall system performance for computer users, especially server users. In addition, it also has the following benefits:

  • Higher data security
  • Higher fault tolerance
  • Increased parity check and regularly check for any possible system crash
  • Simultaneous reading and writing process

However, although RAID provides higher data security, data loss on RAID hard drives happens. You may suffer data loss on RAID disks or drives due to system crash, virus attack, power failure/surge or other unexpected errors. You may think that RAID data recovery is complex. Actually, as long as you get the right RAID recovery software, you can recover data from your RAID hard drives safely and effectively with ease.

Best RAID Recovery Software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

The RAID hard drive recovery software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, allows you to recover files from RAID hard drives on Windows with simple steps. Be it RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, or RAID 10, EaseUS RAID recovery software will help you recover data from any RAID hard drive on the condition that it can be recognized by your computer system. With this software, you can get files back from RAID hard drive with the 3-step process: scanning the disks, selecting the files you want to recover, and recovering data.

Recover data from multiple RAID levels
Recover files from failed RAID drives
Recover lost or formatted RAID logical volumes

It's well worth trying to apply this software to recover data from your RAID hard drive given its scanning speed, quality, stability, and high usability. Don't miss the best RAID recovery software and recover data from your RAID hard drives right now!

How to Recover Data from Raid Hard Drive

To recover data from RAID drives, the professional RAID recovery software is greatly helpful! EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, the best data recovery software, provides you with the complete RAID data recovery solutions under Windows. With it, you can get back your data from RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, etc. Performing RAID data recovery at random can result in terrible results, so remember to use the reliable EaseUS RAID recovery software and follow the guide above to manage the task safely. 

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

Other than RAID data recovery, EaseUS data recovery software also allows you to:

  • Recover files from common hard drive, external hard drive, SD card, USB flash drive, and other conventional storage devices
  • Recover files deleted after emptying recycle bin, system crash, OS reinstallation, and other tough data loss situations
  • Retrieve photos, videos, audio files, Microsoft Offices files, Adobe files, and other 200+ files

Don't hesitate to equip your computer with such a powerful tool.

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)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

"EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is the best we've seen. It's far from perfect, partly because today's advanced disk technology makes data-recovery more difficult than it was with the simpler technology of the past, but it's fast and efficient..."PCMag

"The first thing you'll notice about EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro is that its interface is very clear and uncluttered, with only a small collection of self-explanatory controls. You won't find lots of extra options hidden in a system of hidden menus, either; what you see really is what you get."techradar

"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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