RAID 5 array is supported by most Windows OS like Windows 7, 8, 10. Usually, RAID 5 array is created by 3 hard drives at least, which provides a more efficient solution for data storage and accessing. There is some difference between RAID 5 volume and common hard disk drive, but you might run into similar data loss problem on RAID 5 volume. One of the most common situations for RAID 5 data loss is that the RAID 5 array failed or corrupted. In addition, you may also encounter RAID 5 array data loss because of other reasons such as mistaken deleting files from RAID 5 array, accidentally format hard disk drive on RAID 5 array or RAID 5 hard drive turns to RAW file system and becomes inaccessible, etc.
Please clam down! This article will share step-by-step guide for RAID 5 data recovery on Windows 7, 8, 10 or other Windows OS which is compatible with RAID 5 array.
If you delete files from RAID 5 volume by mistake, you can check if the deleted files were moved to recycle bin. Otherwise, you need to rely on data recovery software to get back lost files. iCare Data Recovery is a read-only data recovery tool that is able to work on Windows 7, 8, 10, and other Windows operating system to restore deleted or lost files when you are unable to restore them from recycle bin. You can use this data recovery software to restore different types of files like BMP files, JPEG files, PNG files, TIFF files, TXT files, PowerPoint files, excel files, word files, MP3 files, MP4 files, MPEG files, 3GP file, etc from without rebuilding RAID 5 array.
Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on Windows computer. Please do not install the software to the RAID 5 volume where data got lost.
Step1. You can select a proper scan mode when you enter the main interface of the software after running it.
Step2. Choose the RAID 5 volume where data got lost and then you only need to wait when the software is scanning to search lost files.
Step3. Preview files after scanning and then save the lost files to a different drive.
Generally speaking, files usually get lost due to similar reasons on any device. Well, you might meet data loss on RAID 5 volume on Windows PC due to following possible reasons:
For data loss due to such kind of reason mentioned above, you can always use iCare Data Recovery to perform RAID 5 data recovery on Windows.
Windows 7 operating system allows users to create RAID 5 array to store data. When you delete files from Windows 7 hard drive, the deleted data will be moved to recycle bin. However, what if you mistakenly empty recycle bin after deleting files from RAID 5 volume on Windows 7? iCare Data Recovery supports to recover permanently deleted files in Windows 7 even after deleting all data in Recycle Bin. Before recovering the deleted files you need, please remember not to write any new file to the RAID 5 volume in order to protect the previous deleted data from being overwritten.
Windows 7 is another popular operating system released by Microsoft, which is also compatible with RAID 5 array. If you face data loss on RAID 5 array on Windows 8, iCare Data Recovery is helpful with RAID 5 data recovery on Windows 8 operating system whenever you mistakenly delete files, formatting hard drive on RAID 5 or Windows 8 OS reports RAW drive error on the RAID 5 volume. You are able to use this software to resolve any data loss problem as long as the hard drive is not physically damaged.
Windows 10 was released in 2015 by Microsoft. As the latest version of Windows OS, Windows 10 has the most advanced features and best performance. However, Windows 10 users still need to face data loss issue due to many reasons. If you are looking for Windows 10 data recovery software that is able to work on Window 10 for RAID 5 data recovery, you can use iCare Data Recovery. This data recovery software provides a safe method to restore all lost files from RAID 5 array without asking you to rebuild the array.