How to Unformat RAID Array

"How to unformat RAID array on my computer? I built the RAID array with 3 hard disk drives. Recently, I mistakenly format disk drive on RAID array. Can anybody tell me if it is possible to unformat RAID array and get back all my lost files including some videos and photos?"

"Can I undo format RAID hard drive after formatting it by mistake? I have some important files on the RAID, but I carelessly click Format option and format hard drive on RAID array mistakenly. What should I do to undo format the RAID array with all important data back?"

RAID array is usually built by combining several hard disk drives together, which provides a safer and more efficient solution for data storage. Many people know that it is possible to recover data from formatted hard drive, but they are wondering if it is still possible to unformat RAID drive after formatting by mistake or due to other reasons. Well, it is also possible to unformat RAID array to recover lost files by using professional data recovery software. This article will tell how to undo forma RAID array for lost data recovery.

Unformat Software for RAID Array Recovery

An unformat tool is needed in order to undo format RAID array. iCare Data Recovery is an unformat program, which is able to work on RAID array for formatted drive data recovery. This data recovery software is able to undo format any brand of hard drives without asking you to rebuilding RAID array. By using this software, you are able to unformat RAID array so as to get back every single lost file within a few steps. iCare Data Recovery is only compatible with Windows OS, so you need to perform data recovery after formatting or reformatting RAID array on Windows computer.

Steps to Unformat RAID Array

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Preparation: Free download, install and run iCare Data Recovery on Windows computer. Please do not install the data recovery software on the formatted drive on RAID array.

Step1. You need to select a proper scan mode after running the software.

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Step2. Choose the formatted RAID drive and then the software will scan it to search lost files. You need to wait patiently when the software is scanning.

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Step3. You can preview files after scanning and then save the lost files to another drive.

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What Should You Do First to Unformat RAID Array?

When format disk drive on RAID array by mistake, you may quite worry that all data is lost forever. Therefore, you may try every effort to resolve the problem. Do you know what you should do first of all in order to unformat RAID array to recover all lost files? Well, here are some important points you should remember:

  • Do not write new files to the RAID drive
  • Do not rebuild RAID array
  • Do not install unsafe unformat software on the computer

In a word, you had better not do anything to the RAID hard drive after formatting it. Any improper operation to the RAID drive might result in data lost forever. After formatting any drive on RAID array, the first thing you should do is to install a trustable unformat tool to unformat the drive.

RAID Unformat Program for Windows

iCare Data Recovery supports almost all Windows OS like Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8 and Windows 10 and so on, so you can rely on this unformat software to recover lost files after formatting RAID drive on any Windows computer. This software provides a safe way to unformat RAID array on Windows, which does not allow you to rebuild RAID array to cause any damage to the array. In addition, you do not need to worry that this data recovery software contains any spyware when you install it on your computer.

How to Undo Format RAID 5 Array?

Undo format RAID 5 array refers to undo format disk drive on RAID 5. When you mistakenly format any drive on RAID 5, you can use iCare Data Recovery to undo format the drive with all data back. In order to recover data after format, you should not write new data to the formatted drive before getting everything you need. Whether you perform quick format or complete format on RAID 5 array, it does not erase all data permanently. However, it will erase data completely and permanently if the space on RAID 5 array is overwritten by new added files.\
In conclusion, data is not erased forever whether you quick format or full format hard drive on RAID array, but lost data might be overwritten if you add new data to the drive. You can use iCare Data Recovery to undo format RAID array on Windows computer as long as the data is not overwritten by new files.

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