RAID Hard Drive Data Recovery (Corrupted, formatted)

Have you ever created RAID array on your PC? Raid array provides a good solution for data storage, but data stored on RAID array will also get lost due to different reasons. Among various reasons for RAID volume data loss, one of the most common reasons is that the RAID is corrupted.

Have you ever lost any important data because that RAID array is corrupted, deleted files from raid? formatted raid 5 volume by mistake? Do you need to rebuild RAID array to fix a corrupted array? If raid 5 failed, Can you recover lost files from corrupted/formatted RAID hard drive? This article will introduce RAID data recovery software and tell how to recover files from failed/formatted RAID hard drive.

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Professional Failed RAID Hard Drive Data Recovery

As you know, RAID array is usually created by several hard drives. If hard drive is corrupted on RAID array, data stored on this drive will become inaccessible or get lost. If you are unable to read data from a corrupted hard drive on RAID array, you can use data recovery software to extract all inaccessible data from the corrupted drive.

iCare Data Recovery Free is a data recovery program, which is able to work on RAID volume data recovery when its hard drive is corrupted or becomes inaccessible or when raid volume has been formatted by accident.

This software enables you to recover data from RAID 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 in all data loss situations. With this software, you are able to restore any type of data like images, videos, music, documents and more.

Steps to Recover Data from RAID Hard Drive

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Preparation: Free download and install iCare Data Recovery on a Windows computer. You should avoid installing the software on the corrupted hard drive.

Step1. Run the data recovery software and then select a proper scan mode.

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Step2. Choose the corrupted drive and then you only need to wait patiently when the software is scanning to search lost files.

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

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Corrupted Disk Drive Recovery on RAID Array

A RAID 0 or RAID 1 array is created by 2 hard disk drives at least, while a RAID 5 array is created by 3 or more hard drives. No matter how many hard drives you have added on your RAID array, you are able to recover lost files from a corrupted disk drive by using iCare Data Recovery. One of advantage of RAID array is when one hard drive is corrupted, it does not have any influence on data stored on other hard drives. For example, your RAID array is created by 3 hard drives and when one hard drive is corrupted and becomes not accessible, you can still read data from the rest hard drives on the RAID array.

Restore Data from Damaged Hard Drive without Rebuilding RAID

If you find that you are not able to access hard drive on RAID array because it is corrupted, do you need to rebuild array? By using iCare Data Recovery, you are able to restore files from corrupted RAID hard drive without rebuilding the array. This data recovery software supports all brands of hard drives including Seagate hard drive, WD hard drive, Samsung hard drive, Transcend hard drive, Toshiba hard drive, Maxtor hard drive and more. If you use this data recovery software to restore RAID corrupted disk drive data, it does not cause any hurt to the array or previous inaccessible data.

RAID Corrupted Hard Drive Recovery on Windows

Although some Windows OS does not support RAID array, you can create RAID array on many Windows OS like Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. iCare Data Recovery is a Windows-based data recovery program, which supports almost all Windows OS. Therefore, you can totally rely on this data recovery software to restore inaccessible data from corrupted RAID hard drive.

Reasons That Cause RAID Volume Corruption

1. One possible reason is that the hard drive created for RAID array contains bad sectors. RAID volume might be corrupted and becomes not accessible when the hard drive has bad sectors. You can run Windows built-in Error-checking tool to check if there are bad sectors on the hard drive.

2. Another possible reason is that the RAID hard drive is infected with virus. The file system of RAID volume might be corrupted due to virus attack. You can run antivirus software to check if there is virus on the RAID array.

3. RAID hard drive might be corrupted due to many other reasons. You had better read or write data properly on RAID array in order to protect it from being corrupted due to unexpected reasons.
RAID volume will be not accessible in two situations. One reason is that the hard drive is corrupted due to similar reasons mentioned above. In this situation, data is recoverable by using iCare Data Recovery. The other situation is that the hard drive is physically damaged. In this situation, you might be unable to get back lost files.

Last updated on Nov 28, 2023

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