Recover Lost Raid 5 Partition

How to Restore Lost Raid 5 Partition

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:

  • Power outages or any power related problems while the RAID 5 partition is being read or modified can lead to errors in the RAID volume, and hence the RAID drive may turn invisible
  • Corruptions in the header of the RAID partition due to severe virus or malware infection may cause the RAID 5 partition to get lost leading you to recover lost partition RAID 5
  • A RAID 5 volume may get corrupted due to large number of bad sectors or RAM errors, and hence the partition may no longer be visible to the operating system while booting
  • While reconfiguring the RAID 5 volume or replacing the damaged RAID 5 disks incorrectly, it may lead to partition missing. You will have to recover lost partition RAID 5 in order to get it working again
  • Missing RAID 5 volumes can be due to inaccuracies in logical structure of the hard drive, causing one or more RAID partitions 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.

Steps for restoring lost RAID-5 partition using Remo Recover utility:

Step 1: Install Remo Recover on your system and launch it. From the home screen select "Recover Drives" option.

Recover Lost Partition RAID 5 - Home Screen

Figure 1: Home Screen

Step 2: On the next window select "Formatted / Reformatted Recovery" option to proceed with the RAID 5 drive recovery process.

Restore Lost RAID 5 Partition - Select Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Figure 2: Select Formatted / Reformatted Recovery

Step 3: Software shows list of drives from where you have to select RAID 5 drive and click on the right-arrow button.

Missing RAID 5 Partition Recovery - Select Drive

Figure 3: Select RAID 5 Drive

Step 4: You can view the entire list of recovered files once the recovery session is successfully completed.

Recovering Lost RAID 5 Partition - Recovered Files

Figure 4: Recovered Files

Step 5: Save recovery session using "Save" option in order to avoid re-scanning of the drive in future.

Restoring Lost RAID 5 Partition - Save Recovery Session

Figure 5: Save Recovery Session