In hardware based RAID a physical controller manages the array of disks and distributes the data and are generally PCI cards. However if the controller uses the hardware resources of the host system (CPU and DRAM), the controller may be software only, but the functionality is limited.
The type of failure will determine our approach to the recovery. Regardless of the failure it is important to note that the data remains unaltered, but inaccessible. Hopefully the block level striping with distributed parity, providing inherent 'redundancy' will restore the data with the controller automatically. If this doesn't work you need to investigate specialist data recovery.
Our data recovery tools extract the data from corrupted, broken, or formatted RAID drives. Irrespective of the configuration, whether a software-based or a hardware-based failed RAID controller, we can select what to recover, calculate the RAID parameters, reconstruct the RAID and restore the data in an accessible form. .
Our statistics for last year
134 RAID arrays were received for diagnostic evaluation.
23 virtual machines were recovered where others had failed..
99% data recovery success rate for RAID systems.
14,322 spare parts catalogued and stored in our RAID library.
Get a quote with our online data recovery price calculator. Simply select your operating system and the symptoms and we will give you a guideline price for the recovery.