Recover Data from RAID 5 with 2 Failed Drives

Jean updated on Jul 12, 2019 to Storage Media Recovery | How-to Articles


To recover data from RAID 5 with 2 failed hard drives with a high success rate, you need to apply the most powerful RAID data recovery software. And, do a regular backup to prevent future RAID hard drive failure and more data loss.

Is It Possible to Recover Data from RAID 5 with 2 Failed Drives

"2 of the drives on a RAID 5 failed during the weekend. This was set up as a temporary data storage location for my users without any backup, however, there are a few files which they want me to recover. So, are there any possibilities for me to recover data from RAID 5 with 2 failed hard drives?"

RAID 5 users seem to have the same trouble that they got a single or multiple hard disks on RAID 5 down or failed, and they need a RAID disk failure recovery solution badly. To recover data from RAID 5 with 2 failed hard drives with a high success rate, you need to apply the most powerful RAID data recovery software

RAID 5 Disk Failure Recovery with Best RAID Data Recovery Software

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is acknowledged as the best free data recovery software that supports to recover lost data from PCs, laptops, digital devices, hard drive (HDD, SSD, USB pen drive, memory card...), storage media, server, RAID etc.

Besides the ability to recover data from a corrupted hard drive or failed hard drive on RAID 5, the best RAID data recovery software can also help recover data from the lost partition on RAID 5 and other levels of Raid.

Guide: 3 steps to recover data from RAID 5 with 2 failed hard drives

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

In addition, to avoid future RAID hard drive failure and more data loss, you're highly suggested to backup important data on a daily basis. And, as soon as you found 1 or 2 hard disks failed on RAID 5, take prompt measures to rebuild Raid in case that the rest hard drives would fail.

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 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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