HP Raid Data Recovery
We have successfully recovered data from all Dell Raid Servers including HP StorageWorks X500, HP StorageWorks X1000, HP StorageWorks X3000, HP StorageWorks NAS 4400, HP StorageWorks X5000, HP StorageWorks X9000, HP Alpha Servers, HP Proliant DL380 G7, HP Proliant DL360 G7, HP StorageWorks X5000, HP StorageWorks X9000, HP Alpha Server models.
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We offer 3 options for data recovery:
Our pricing is very competitive compared to other London Data Recovery Companies. Due to the current recession we have reduced our pricing to relect the current climate. This means you can get a 1st class data recovery service for a great price. We can recover from hard disks that have:
Malfunctioned Raid Controller, Missing RAID partition, Raid Power Surge, Wrong Reconfiguration of RAID volume, Raid rebuild error or volume reconstruction problem, Multiple disk failure in off-line state resulting in loss of RAID volume, Wrong replacement of raid disk, Loss of RAID System after system upgrade, Loss of RAID configuration settings.
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Common Reasons RAID Arrays Fail and RAID Data Recovery
In many cases, the reasons businesses or organizations opt to use RAID systems is to avoid the devastating results of lost data. Despite the overall reliability of RAID Arrays, they do experience failures from time-to-time. When this happens it can mean lost productivity and expensive employee downtime. Many business owners don’t have the resources to cope with the level of financial loss that can be the result of malfunctioning RAID arrays over a long period of time.
What is a RAID Array?
RAID stands for a Redundant Array of Independent Disks, which in simple terms refers to a group of multiple hard drive disks. RAID arrays offer users a number of advantages, including increased performance and reliability. When a RAID system is utilized, data is saved in several locations at one time, which can mean data is saved even in the instance of an error or failure. Although RAID arrays are a reliable way to store data, they are still subject to failures, which makes the services of a qualified data recovery service necessary.
Common Causes of Failure
Although RAID systems are designed to be fault-tolerant, they are by no means completely resistant to fault. Many types of RAID systems can withstand the failure of one hard drive, but problems come into play when more than one of the hard drives endures an error or failure. Using a RAID system can often be problematic, because users have the common misconception that failure isn’t possible, so they don’t take the time to back-up data. Despite the solid reputation of RAID systems, all data should be backed-up, in any circumstances.
Commonly, RAID systems experience failures because of problems that affect traditional hard drives, including physical damage, such as motor damage and platter damage, as well as electronic damage, that occurs from situations such as power surges. RAID systems are also susceptible to failure due to viruses, logical problems and human error.
In addition to the causes of failure shared by RAID arrays and regular hard drives, RAID arrays can be vulnerable to additional problems because of the complexity of the system. This includes lost server registry configurations, RAID controller drive failures and multiple drive failures.
How to Recovery Data from a Failed RAID System
A RAID system is much more complex than a standard hard drive, and requires a high level of expertise to recover data. Many IT departments are not equipped to deal with the failure of a RAID array, and it often requires the services of a specialist in the field of RAID recovery.
Again, because of the complexity of these systems, an individual should never try to recover data without the help of a professional service, because it can lead to the permanent loss of data.
It’s important to find a data recovery service that offers state-of-the-art equipment, a secure facility and a long history of successfully recovering data. If a RAID array does experience a failure, it can be an incredibly stressful time, and it’s important to remedy the problem as quickly and effectively as possible.