RAID Recovery Freeware

RAID Systems and RAID Failures

RAID is an acronym standing for "Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks". There are various RAID types which differ in three main characteristics:

  • fault tolerance
  • speed
  • price

These days, the most widespread array types are RAID 0, RAID 5, and RAID 1. Since an array is a man-made device it can fail. Most often, RAID failures happen because of:

  • failure of one or several member disks,
  • controller failure in a hardware RAID,
  • managing software failure in case of a software RAID,
  • human operator error,
  • natural disasters and similar external factors (floods, fires, and so on).

Since RAID is a fault tolerant storage people use it to store valuable data sometimes even ignoring backup. In most cases it is possible to reconstruct a failed array and then read data off it. There are several options to recover a failed RAID.

Site map

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Useful links

ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery
Online RAID calculator
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