RAID 1 to RAID 6 Recovery Specialist Services
A RAID 6 recovery is not child’s play, because RAID arrays depend on multiple disks that are read and written simultaneously and data is spread out across the disks through striping, mirroring or parity. Normally, a RAID hard disk failure is not a problem and a new hard disk simply has to be slotted into the failed disk’s space to restore parity and have the RAID re-written. However, consecutive disk failures have been known to happen, especially where identical disks fail at a similar age and if your RAID array fails before you can replace the redundant disk.
However, if you act promptly after the disk failure and a RAID 6 recovery is started, much, if not all, of your data can be recovered. However, it is important to act at once, before data can be overwritten, files deleted or changed or data corruption can take place. Although it is extremely unlikely that two RAID drives fail at once, you have to back up your data regularly or shut down the RAID when a drive has failed and only start it up again once the new disk has been fitted.
Different RAID Arrays
Besides RAID 6 recovery, we also perform RAID 0 to 5 recoveries; here are the main differences:
- RAID 0: not true RAID in terms of redundancy (there is none), but if offers improved performance because the data is evenly striped across two or more disks.
- RAID 1: creates exact mirrors of a set of data across two or more disks.
- RAID 2: stripes data at block level with Hamming error correction allowing for seven disks.
- RAID 3: a dedicated parity disk and byte-level striping.
- RAID 4: a dedicated parity disk and block-level striping.
- RAID 5: parity data distribution across all disks; low cost of redundancy.
- RAID 6: adds an additional parity block to RAID 5.
We can recover data from nearly all media, platforms and operating systems, so we are certainly your first choice for a RAID 6 recovery too.