Raiders Of The Lost Data: Understanding RAID Data Recovery
RAID data recovery. Kind of sounds like a lethal insecticide, doesn’t it? RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. It originally stood for Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks, but the name changed when the marketing brainiacs realised the word ‘inexpensive’ made consumers question whether this was a cheap (and therefore inferior quality) storage solution.
RAID data recovery is essentially a technology that gives increased storage functions through redundancy. It’s attained by combining various (or multiple) disk drives into one cohesive and logical unit. RAID is now seen as a common term for computer data storage systems that replicates and divides your data along multiple physical data disk drives (which is phrased as being in a RAID array).
Why Make Use of RAID Data Recovery?
In the business world data is precious commodity and data loss could cripple a business and drive a CEO to pull out his hair. Therefore, any business worth their salt would have contingency or backup plans—and part of this plan would be a well structured RAID data recovery policy.
Not all systems are full proof and there are a few ways which could result in a RAID system failing. We never see it coming, but it could be due to human error (although we never want to admit it!), software issues, transmission errors or hardware failures (which we like to blame most frequently!).
Damages to RAID data can be a problem also during power outages—this means the data writing is interrupted and causes inconsistencies when the data is read. A solution is required to analyze and rearrange the data to a more logical format.
If you’re making use of RAID systems, RAID data recovery is a no brainer. There’s that old saying about crying and spilt milk and having a recovery system in place will spare you the tears.