Tutorial: Recover RAID Data with RAID Recovery Software

Daisy updated on Jan 21, 2021 to Data Recovery Resouce | 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.

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

What is RAID Recovery

The reason why users need a RAID recovery is the same as that of the normal hard disk data recovery. A broken or corrupted RAID can result from human errors, hardware or software failure, malware infection, mechanical errors, power outage, bad sectors, or abrupt system shutdown, etc. But there's something different when you want to recover a broken RAID.

When the RAID is damaged, the RAID volume becomes inaccessible, and the data is lost. But you are unable to access or recover data from RAID hard drives directly. You need to reconstruct or rebuild the RAID configuration to get back lost data, which users find the most difficult. Luckily, there are lots of third-party data recovery software that can help you simplify this process. Keep reading and check more details.

Best RAID Recovery Software - EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard

To recover data from RAID drives, choosing a professional RAID recovery software is greatly helpful! EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard provides you with the complete RAID data recovery solutions under Windows. 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, as long as your computer system can recognize it.

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

How to Recover Data from Raid Hard Drive

Don't hesitate to equip your computer with such a powerful tool. With this software, you can get files back from RAID hard drive with the 3-step process: 

Scan disks > Preview and select wanted files > Recover data.

Now follow the steps below to recover RAID data with the help of EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard:

Step 1. Run EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and scan the RAID drive.

Choose the RAID drive from which you wish to recover data, and then click "Scan". Wait for the scanning process to finish, the deleted files will show up one by one.

choose the raid hard drive

Step 2. Find and preview lost RAID drive files.

Find the lost Raid drive files from "Deleted Files", "Lost Files" or you can use Filter as quick navigation to find all lost files. Besides, you can also use Search to find your lost Raid drive files via its file name or file extension. 

scan the raid hard drive

Step 3. Restore lost RAID drive files.

Double-click to check and preview the found files, select these files and click "Recover" to save them. Browse to save these files to another secure location, click "OK" to confirm.

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 permanently deleted files, system crash, OS reinstallation, and other challenging data loss situations
  • Retrieve photos, videos, audio files, Microsoft Offices files, Adobe files, and other 200+ files
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)

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, 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. Besides, 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 complicated. As long as you get the right RAID recovery software, you can recover data from your RAID hard drives safely and effectively with ease.

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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, so 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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