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RAID 1 Data Recovery

If you are having trouble recovering data from a RAID 1 array, then you can rest assured that you have come to the right place. We are fully capable of recovering critical data, whatever the cause of failure. and our specialist RAID 1 team and market-leading clean room facilities mean that you couldn’t be in safer hands.

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Our engineers can diagnose the vast majority of faults remotely for free. Just call or email and we’ll tell you what the problem is, whether your documents can be recovered, and the full costs and timescales involved in doing so.

RAID 1 is designed to improve data security by mirroring data across two disks and thereby building in redundancy. Unfortunately, even this solution can fail under certain circumstances, and there may be occasions where you need to recover data when disaster strikes; e.g.

  • The mirror breaks or is corrupted and the second drive fails.
  • The array is re-initialised.
  • The array is accidentally formatted.
  • Raid array or controller fails.
  • Virus issues.
  • Corrupted data from one drive enters another.
  • Server crashes or there are issues with a re-build.

One positive aspect of the duplication of data, is that chances of a full recovery of the data are actually very high; particularly if at least two of the drives are available. So please avoid using the disks if at all possible; at least until we have provided you with a free consultation.

We understand that people and businesses using a RAID 1 set-up are likely to be running mission critical applications, which is why we often offer same-day turnaround times and/or site visits. Our engineers can also rebuild and fully reload your operating system and software as part of the service.

Call us now for a quote to recover your data. Or you can request a free on-line quote using the form to the right.

NAS / SAN storage devices with RAID 1 configuration

RAID 1 - Prevention Is Far Better Than The Cure

Raid 1 is a very simple concept, data is duplicated (or mirrored) over 2 physical hard disks that act as an exact copy of each other, this means that given the loss through failure of either disk there is still a useable copy of the data available to the end user(s).

The primary downside to Raid 1 is expense, it is literally double the cost per Gigabyte/Terabyte than other storage technologies. If a user/business require 2 Terabytes of storage they have to pay double the amount for 2 hard disks as well as the cost of the controller used to perform the data duplication if an external storage device such as a Synology, Lacie, Buffalo, Iomega/LenovoEMC NAS is used.

Modern BIOS is able to handle this on a desktop computer or server as though it was a single disk, so after setup the end user(s) in some cases don’t even realise there are 2 disks in operation.

The most concerning things from a data recovery perspective is that in some cases users are not aware or users continue to use the storage simply because it still works as normal and they are unaware of how to replace the failed disk or they regard it as something they will get around to doing later.

This is a dangerous thing to do if one values their data. During manufacture the company making the device will use identical hard disks meaning if a disk has failed through wear and tear there is a good chance the other disk will not be far behind, if the first disk has fallen out of the array for some other reason such as a failed controller (often devices will have a controller for each disk), the second controller can fail.

When This Happens What Do You Do Next?

R3 Data Recovery Hospital has a vast amount of experience in recovering from all storage mediums including all Raid levels and while in most cases we will get back your lost data back prevention is much better than the cure. If a disk falls out of your Raid 1 please don’t ignore it.

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With over 50,000 successful recoveries of USB Sticks, HDD, SSD, RAID, NAS SAN and Mobile Phones. 10,000 donor drives. One of Europe's best data recovery teams. R3 is a real British success story helping bring affordable data recovery to everyone.

Contact our customer services they can diagnose the majority of faults over the phone or email and give accurate pricing before arrival. Free in Lab assessment is also available.

Call FREE from the UK 0800 999 3282 or Int +44 114 2677699 or email [email protected] and we'll tell you what the problem is, whether your data can be recovered and the full costs and timescales involved in doing so wherever possible. We also provide second opinions and comparison data recovery pricing.
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