Recover Lost RAID Partition

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Recovering Lost RAID Partition Data on Windows

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 0 partition, and other RAID partitions on Windows and Mac. 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:

  • Corruption in the header of the partition due to a virus or malware infection may cause the infected RAID partition to get disappeared leading you to recover lost RAID partition
  • Power surges or power related abnormalities while the partition is being read or write accessed can lead to corruption in the RAID partition, and hence the partition may no longer be visible
  • Hardware issues can cause corruption in a RAID partition or make it to get invisible, even if it is in healthy condition
  • Most of the RAID Disk drives function with a single controller and if it encounters any failure related to the controller, large single point failure of arrays is caused resulting partition loss or corruption
  • Any partition may get corrupted due to a large amount of bad sectors, or due to RAM errors, and hence it may no longer be visible or the Windows operating system fails to access it while booting
  • Missing RAID partitions can be due to errors in logical structure of the hard disk drive, causing one or more partitions to go missing
  • Reconfiguring the RAID disks due to any motive or while replacing the failed RAID disk incorrectly, may lead to partition loss and eventually to restore lost RAID partition

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. You can use this tool to recover data from formatted NTFS drive, FAT16, FAT32, exFAT, HFS, and HFS+ on Windows and Mac operating systems.

Steps to recover lost RAID partition using Remo Recover:

Step 1: Install the free version of Remo Recover tool and launch it to open its Main Screen. Select "Recover Partitions" option from the main window. Now, choose the required physical or logical drive from the list of available drives and click "Scan" button

Recovering Lost Raid Partition - Main Screen

Figure 1: Main Screen

Step 2: The tool will now scans the entire drive to find the lost RAID partitions in the drive. After the completion of scanning it lists found RAID partitions. Choose the required RAID partition and click "Scan" button to start with the recovery process

Restore Lost Raid Partition - A List of Found Partitions

Figure 2: A List of Found Partitions

Step 3: Allow the software to complete scanning the RAID partition. Upon the completion of scanning the RAID partition, a list of recovered files from it are displayed in "Data View", and "File Type View"

Lost Raid Partition Recovery - Recovered Data View

Figure 3: Recovered Data View

Step 4: The tool will allow you to preview each of the recovered files through its "Preview" button. Preview the recovered files and evaluate the recoevry results before saving the files

Lost Raid Partition Restoration - Preview Recovered Files

Figure 4: Preview Recovered Files

Step 5: Now, purchase the complete edition of the tool and save the recovered files, if you are satisfied with the recovery results. The demo version doesn't allow to save the recovered files

Retrieve Lost Raid Partition - Save Recovered Files

Figure 5: Save Recovered Files