RAID / NAS Data Recovery and Repair
RAID and NAS drive failure :
We can deal with any RAID array or NAS (Network attached storage) failure. Our RAID specialist was
the pioneer for many of the techniques and processes used to recover data from these complex data
storage systems which are as a result still used by many other companies in the industry.
HEWLETT PACKARD use a bespoke parity rotation for their array’s (delayed sectors), we were one of
the first companies to offer recovery services from HP servers as we developed our own technique
to deal with the delayed sector parity. To this day there are few data recovery labs capable of recovery
from this type of sector stripe. Many clients do not know that one drive in their RAID 5 array may have failed, unless of course the system flags up a message to inform them. In these cases it’s common for the end user to ignore any message and proceed to use the system as it still appears to function normally. Only in the event of a second drive failing does the RAID system then go offline, at this point the array will be unusable until a technician has repaired the faults, rebuilds the RAID array and is then able to recover the data on bespoke systems that emulate the RAID device. We have recovered data from many RAID systems that were deemed unrecoverable by other companies.
What to do in the event of RAID failure :
If possible send the whole unit to us, or if this is not possible remove each drive starting from the bottom and labelling each drive 1, 2, 3, 4 etc upwards.
Common RAID failure :
The most common causes of failure are the same as singular hard drives, the key difference with RAID systems however is that they stripe the data to multiple internal drives so that in the event of failure of one of the drives, the total amount of data is not lost.
We can repair and recover RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, and RAID 50 systems.
We can repair and recover from any type of server system Including Hewlett Packard servers, Dell servers and LSI servers. The individual hard drives used in these types of systems are no different to any other commonly used hard drive and will suffer from the same issues as listed above in common failures in hard drives.
Memory Card/USB Stick Data Recovery
Common failures in USB Flash drives, memory sticks and Memory cards (Including SD, SSD, CF and Micro SD cards) :
Corruption of data :
Caused by a power spike from the device they are situated in, or from electromagnetic corruption from other sources.
Controller failure :
As a result of a power spike from the device they are situated in, or the end of the electrical components lifespan.We can repair and recover data from any flash drive or memory card manufacturer such as : Sandisk,TDK, Kingston, Samsung, Hitachi, Toshiba, Poloroid etc
IPad,IPhone Data Recovery
We can now recover data from Apple IPads and Iphones. Please contact use for more details.