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:
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.
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
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
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"
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
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
Figure 5: Save Recovered Files