Servers and desktop computers can extend their storage capabilities by using RAID (Random Array of Inexpensive Disks) this is where a group of disks are configured to work together forming a RAID array and appear as one large drive to the host computer or server.
There are many different combinations of RAID levels that can be employed depending on your storage requirements. Although each disk is susceptible to normal hard disk failures that will need RAID recovery, some RAID levels can provide additional redundancies to prevent data loss, effectively giving you a second chance.
If more than one disk fails or the RAID configuration is corrupted then the RAID array maybe damaged and will become inaccessible. It is important to be careful in this type of scenario. All the data in the RAID array could be lost if the disks fall into the hands of an inexperienced data recovery company.
Damaged, corrupted or deleted RAID arrays can be recovered by data recovery specialists who understand RAID levels and have a thorough understanding of RAID data structures and file system structures. If your RAID array fails, safely shut down the RAID unit or server and speak to our RAID data recovery specialist.