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RAID Recovery

RAID Recovery

RAID is an acronym that stands for redundant array of independent disks. RAIDs are method of using multiple hard drives to achieve what one hard drive is normally incapable of doing on its own. RAID’s are typically used for one of the following reasons, redundancy and failover or speed.

RAID’s can consist of nearly any type of hard drive, run with most modern operating systems and while they are generally used for redundancy they are prone to the same types of failures as any single hard drive. No matter which type of RAID you have, PROBE Data Solutions can help recover your valuable data.

Common types of RAID Arrays

  • RAID 0 – Striped – Best performance but also greatest risk of data loss.
  • RAID 1 – Mirrored – At least two drives, identical data is written to all drives.
  • RAID 2 – Bit-level striping with dedicated Hamming-code parity – Not very common
  • RAID 3 – Byte-level striping with dedicated parity – Not very common
  • RAID 4 – Block-level striping with dedicated parity – Not very common
  • RAID 5 – Block-level striping with distributed parity – One of the most common
  • RAID 6 – Block-level striping with double distributed parity – Becoming more common
  • RAID 10 – Stripe of mirrors – Excellent speed and redundancy

RAIDs used on operating systems, such as

  • Windows XP | Windows Vista
  • Windows 7 | Windows 8
  • Windows 2008 Server
  • Windows 2003 Server
  • Windows 2000 Server | Professional
  • Windows NT Server | Workstation
  • Windows 95 | Windows 98 | Windows ME
  • Apple Macintosh | Mac OS X
  • Unix | Linux | BSD | Solaris
  • Novell Netware
  • IBM OS/2 | IBM OS/2 Warp
  • MS-DOS | PC-DOS | DR-DOS

All major file systems

  • FAT | FAT32 | FAT16 | FAT12
  • NTFS
  • HFS | HFS+
  • EXT2 | EXT3 | EXT4
  • Reiser
  • And many more…

Popular brands of hard drives

  • Seagate
  • Western Digital
  • Hitachi
  • Samsung
  • IBM
  • Fujitsu
  • Toshiba
  • Maxtor
  • LaCie
  • Fantom
  • ADATA
  • Drobo
  • Iomega Corp
  • ioSafe
  • Kanguru

Popular brands of RAID Controllers

  • 3ware
  • Adaptec
  • Areca
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HighPoint Technologies
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • LaCie
  • LSI MegaRAID
  • Dell PERC
  • Promise Tech.
  • SIIG

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