What is RAID on Windows?
RAID stands for (Redundant Array of Independent Disks). It is a data storage technology which employs a technique of combining multiple Hard Disk or SATA Drives into a logical disk in order to improve performance and data redundancy. There are different RAID levels like RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 4 RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, etc.
Here, let’s try and understand the basic logic and purpose behind a RAID 5 disk and after that let’s learn what the reasons causing data corruption / loss on RAID 5 Disks are and as well as how to perform RAID 5 Disks data restoration on Windows.
What is a RAID 5 disk?
A RAID 5 Disk is one of the most common configurations of RAID used for business servers and enterprises as RAID 5 provides comparatively better overall performance and error tolerance than other RAID configurations. A RAID 5 configuration consists of striped blocks with distributed parity spread over three or more disks. The parity is used as additional data for recovery purposes. Benefits of using RAID 5 Disks are, if one of the disks has encountered an error, the overall disk still continues to work until the damaged disk is replaced. Another advantage of RAID 5 Disk is that if there’s damage in one of the disks, the damaged disk can be easily swapped with a healthy disk without having to interrupt the access to other users of RAID 5 Disks.
Top reasons leading to a RAID 5 disk failure:
A RAID 5 Disk configuration is very good when it comes to fault tolerance but over usage and improper functioning of the disk causes the RAID 5 Disk to fail. Some of the most common disk failure scenarios are mentioned here.
How to recover data from RAID 5 Disks on Windows?
In order to recover data from RAID 5 Disks, you need to have a powerful data recovery tool such Remo Recover. It is a renowned tool to restore data from RAID 5 Disks effectively and efficiently. With Remo Recover tool, you get the step by step instructions along with their respective screenshots that will assist you easily rescue data from RAID 5 Disks. The demo version of this tool is absolutely free of cost.
Steps to recover data from RAID 5 disks using Remo Recover:
Step 1: Install Remo Recover and launch it to open its Main Screen. Select "Recover Drives" option in order to recover RAID data.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Click on "Partition Recovery" option to proceed with RAID data recovery.
Figure 2: Select Partition Recovery Option
Step 3: From a list of partitions, select the partition from where you wish to restore data.
Figure 3: Select Partition
Step 4: After the completion of recovery process, list of files recovered from the selected RAID 5 partition is displayed.
Figure 4: Recovered File List
Step 5: Save the recovery session to avoid re-scanning of the drive.
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session