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RAID Recovery – Reuniting You With Your Data

Raid recovery can be very different to recovering data from a regular piece of hardware. Generally they are seen as a more reliable computer data storage system, especially if you are using RAID 1 or RAID 5 as they will store your data on multiple drives to protect you from single disk failure. If you have RAID 1, all data will be stored on two drives whereas if you have RAID 5, each file will be split between many physical drives. This is designed purely for redundancy purposes, so that if one disk fails, you can still access your data. In fact, if you are using RAID you may feel so secure that you do not bother to run backups. This would be a mistake. If more than one disk fails, you will lose access to your data so it is vital that you maintain this system as you would any other. When you need the best Data Recovery London we can help.

RAID systems are specifically designed to cope with large volumes of traffic. This can mean that they are more prone to hardware problems. This also means that they are more commonly used by businesses who have multiple users

accessing the mirrored data on the RAID drives. Of course, if RAID failure occurs within a business then the consequences can be drastic, particularly if all your work force use this drive. In that scenario you need RAID recovery as soon as possible to minimise the loss of money and time for you and your employees and your IT department may attempt ‘hot swapping’. This involves removing a defunct hard drive from a RAID array without forcing the entire workforce to log out. However, although this is a viable troubleshooting method it is possible that the disk will not mount properly. If this occurs, you will be looking to call in professionals as soon as possible.

The Benefits of Specialist Data Recovery

You may have an IT department that, although they are highly experienced, are not specialists in RAID technology. This is why it is advisable, when you find yourself facing this sort of situation, to contact an experienced RAID recovery firm. We are aware of all the commonly experienced RAID server issues, as well as some not so common problems. RAID drives run on the same electronic circuitry and firmware as regular drives in single user PCs, and unfortunately it is not uncommon for them to collapse through overwork or general wear and tear through no fault of the administrators and users. There is often no warning, so you will suddenly find that one or more disks are unreadable with no indication as to why. Sometimes the problem will only be with a single sector, yet if that sector is a crucial one it can bring the entire system down.

Our firm is the leading recovery firm for RAID technology in the UK. Our experts have fifteen years of experience and as such, can usually identify the problem from your initial call and give you a quote then and there. Our RAID recovery team understands that your business cannot afford to be without your data, and we operate a critical service to get your files back to you within a one day turnaround so that you experience the minimum possible downtime. Our customer service is second to none, and we have received great feedback from many of our clients, most of which use us again when they suffer further RAID issues on their other disks. We will keep you informed throughout the process and even send you a detailed directory of what we have recovered so that you can check and ensure that everything is there.

Raid server problems can occur for any number of reasons, for example, weaknesses within the components, malfunctions during an upgrade, a failed rebuild process, VMWare problems or even water or fire damage. We can recover data from multiple types of RAID systems, for example Dell PowerEdge, HP Proliant, Compaq and IBM. We have provided services for many large national organisations, and in some cases we are even able to succeed where internal IT departments and other external firms have not. As soon as you experience any issues with your RAID technology, therefore, it would be wise to give us a call. In the unlikely event that we are not able to recover your data (approximately 0.1% of cases) we will not charge you for our work. As such, if you need RAID recovery specialists, we are the firm for you. Contact us today and speak with one of our expert professionals.