RAID failures and data corruption can bring about havoc to any corporation. We hope our RAID Recovery Help will help you resolve your RAID failure.
Do Not take OEM technical support advice
unless they configured your
Check all RAID Hard Drive and hardware connections.
Do Not try to rebuild a crashed RAID array unless you know:
- If the RAID went offline.
- Which RAID Hard drive failed?
- What caused the RAID failure?
Do Not try to reconfigure your RAID array hard drives
onto a different
RAID controller card.
Do Not reconfigure the hard drive positioning on your RAID array.
This can destroy data permanently.
Unless you are highly experienced with hex editing,
drive structures, MFT
mount points and offsets, Do Not attempt
your own RAID data recovery.
Do Not power cycle a clicking or non-responsive RAID drive. I
not bring your RAID back online.
Never restore files onto the failed RAID array or any hard
drives that had
Do Not Run Disk Defragmentation on RAID Running
on a failed RAID Array will destrip the RAID array
and significantly complicate the RAID data recovery process.
Do Not Run CHKDSK (Checkdisk).
CHKDSK checks the operating system for file errors and file
corruption. It can misidentify good files as damaged files, and then automatically
deletes those hard drive files and data. Chkdsk also deletes index data,
reassign data pointers, and destroys raw data, RAID striping making
RAID recovery more complicated.
Running CHKDSK may give messages such as:
"Deleting corrupt attribute record from file record segment".
"Deleting orphan file record segment".
"Deleting index entry Directory Name in index".
The result... running Checkdisk utility lost some of your data.
Do Not - Download data recovery programs or utilities.
Downloading files can overwrite onto hard drive locations
where recoverable data is stored. Running a data recovery program changes the
integrity of your hard drive. RestoreMyData utilizes proprietary imaging
tools to ensure several data recovery techniques can be performed to
maximize your data recovery. Therefore, your failed hard disk needing
a hard drive repair is never compromised. Most computer users needing
a data restore are not able to do this.