Soft ICP: PC & Linux Hardware

The Future Has Always Been Linux.

What Is Raid 5 Recovery?

If you are having problems with your drives, this means that the digital asset archive of your array needs a raid 5 recovery. This can help solve your problem before it gets worse.

RAID is the acronym for Redundant Array of Inexpensive or Independent Disks. It currently has eleven levels but the most popular ones are RAID 1, RAID 5 and RAID 10. Each level provides a unique velocity and so-called fault tolerance. Its volume combines at least three hard drives to configure data which can be later written into three other drives. It is easily accessed by configuring it beforehand to supply information on a combination of data mirroring, data striping and data redundancy. Data mirroring helps increase the overall safety of data. Data striping on the other hand works by separating data in a certain logical order. Lastly, software for data redundancy is used to execute data in at least two tables.

Raid 5 software used to be an exclusive and expensive service that is used only by applications in high-end servers. Nowadays, it is slowly being integrated into motherboards during mass production with the help of affordable drives like PATA and SATA. There are actually two types of this product. The first is the “software” RAID which is found in the current Windows and Linux version. The “hardware” RAID on the other hand has a distinct controller that you can manipulate to sustain needed information to use for the computer’s hard drive. Raid 5 Recovery also controls the writing of data and contact to its volume function.

If you got caught in a situation when your RAID 5 just won’t work, meaning as an example that the Dell Linux RAID server you are using cab no longer recognize the data stored, what do you do? Lose the data by reformatting the disks or talk to a RAID specialist? If you have the never say die attitude, I’m pretty sure you would use the latter approach. But how will you do it?

To recover the files safely, you need to capture the data in every storage block individually, the manual approach. This task requires the skill of an expert as an ordinary individual with no basic knowledge in programming will not be able to perform the task. On that note, you need to determine the RAID 5 configuration before the successful Windows or Linux RAID recovery. The questions you need to ask: how many disks are we talking about? What’s the disk sequence? What are the array parameters? Etc. Imagine it this way, if you’re reading a book all these steps are only the first 3 chapters. Getting complicated? You can try to do it with the help of software.

With software, it’s going to be plug and play. Download and install the software, start the RAID 5 then allow the scan progress to complete. Just a tip, not all RAID 5 recovery software is capable of recovering all the disks missing. Others can only recover one disk so you need to check this out.


Categorised as: Uncategorized


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *