Here, let’s begin with understanding the basic logic and principle behind a RAID disk, get to know what the reasons causing loss of RAID disks are and finally, let’s know how to recover lost RAID partition data on Windows.
A RAID partition, stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a data storage technology that employs a technique of merging multiple Hard Disk drives or SATA drives into a logical disk in order to enhance performance and data redundancy. In Windows systems, there are different RAID levels (RAID-0, RAID-1, RAID-3, RAID-4, RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, etc.).
A RAID partition appears to be a single logical hard disk drive to the Windows operating system. It employs a technique called Disk Stripping, which partitions each drive’s storage space into different units varying from sectors 512 bytes up to several MBs. The stripes of all disks are interspersed and addressed in order. The different levels of RAID partitions offer different functionalities at various prices which can be chosen depending upon the requirements.
Actions leading to missing RAID partitions:
If one or more of the RAID partitions of your Windows computer are missing, you may be unable to do anything to figure out the reasons behind it and may be looking for a way to recover lost RAID partition. However, the actual reasons for this can be anything such as the RAID partition is corrupt, and hence operating system refuses to detect it. Described below are some issues in Windows computers, which may cause missing RAID partitions or a similar scenario:
Performing lost RAID partition recovery with the help of Remo Recover tool:
In order to retrieve lost RAID partition, you need to use a powerful partition recovery software such as Remo Recover. It is a prominent tool to effectively carry out lost RAID partition restoration and also a reliable RAID 10 data recovery software. With Remo Recover software, you can easily recover a lost partition along with all of its contents. See the step by step procedure along with respective screen-shots that will enable you to easily perform RAID partition recovery for missing or deleted partitions.
Step 1: Install Remo Recover tool and launch it to open its Main Screen. Select "Recover Drives" option in order proceed with the recovery process.
Figure 1: Main Screen
Step 2: Click on "Partition Recovery" option to proceed with lost RAID partition recovery.
Figure 2: Select Appropriate Option
Step 3: A list of available partitions appear on the screen. Select the lost RAID partition from where you wish to restore data.
Figure 3: Select RAID Partition
Step 4: After the completion of recovery process, a list of files recovered from the RAID drive is displayed.
Figure 4: Recovered File List
Step 5: Save the recovery session using "Save" option to avoid re-scanning of the RAID partition.
Figure 5: Save Recovery Session