A RAID partition acronym of Redundant Array of Independent Disks is a method for data storage that utilizes a technique of merging multiple hard drives called Disk Stripping, into a single logical disk in order to enhance the performance and data redundancy capacity. In Windows operating systems there are various levels of RAID such as RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-4, RAID-5, RAID-10, etc.
A RAID 5 partition devotes the equivalent space of one hard disk in a RAID 5 drive to store the parity stripes. But it allocates the parity stripes evenly across all the drives in the group. The stripes of all drives are scattered and addressed in order. RAID 5 volumes are best suited for large sequential accesses where there are more number of reads that writes, such as in large databases.
Lost RAID 5 partition - Overview:
Drive partitioning is a complex procedure and any if any errors are encountered during the process can turn that drive inaccessible. It is strongly advised to create a backup of all important data on that volume before repartitioning a RAID drive. But in cases you don’t have a backup and if any errors happen resulting in the RAID 5 partition getting lost due to any reasons, there is a high probability of losing all data from that drive.
A RAID 5 partition can go missing due to any unfortunate events such as the ones listed below. However, you will have to recover lost partition RAID 5 in order to rescue all its contents using Remo Recover software.
Situations that can cause a RAID 5 partition to go missing:
Accomplishing missing RAID 5 partition recovery using Remo Recover:
Remo Recover is a powerful and effective partition recovery tool that can search for missing partitions to successfully recover lost RAID 5 partition with ease. Apart from recovering lost RAID 5 partition, this tool can be used to recover other kinds of RAID partitions as well. Data on volumes which are affected by bad sectors can be also recovered using Remo Recover by creating disk images.
Remo Recover has a user friendly interface that eases restoring lost RAID 5 partition, even for a novice user. You can use the demo version of this tool to scan, restore and preview the contents from the recovered RAID 5 partition before getting the full version of Remo Recover.
Step 1: Download, install Remo Recover on your system and launch it. From the home screen select "Recover Partitions" option. Then, from the list of physical and logical drives available in the system, choose the RAID 5 drive and click "Scan" button
Figure 1: Home Screen
Step 2: The software now scans the RAID 5 drive to find the lost partitions in it. Once scanning is over, a list of found partitions are displayed in the screen. Now, choose the lost partition from where you want to recover data and click "Scan" button to start the recovery process.
Figure 2: List of Found Partitions
Step 3: The tool will now scans the lost partition to locate the files from it. Once it completes the scanning and recovery process, you can see a list of recovered files in "Data View", and "File Type View"
Figure 3: Recovered Data View
Step 4: Prior saving the recovered files, evaluate the recovery results by previewing each of the recovered files by pressing "Preview" button
Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files
Step 5: If you are happy with the recovery results of the tool, then purchase the license key of the tool and save the recovered files
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files