Unparalleled expertise in RAID server data recovery
Recovering lost data from an enterprise RAID system is much more complex than from a simple hard drive.
Ontrack uses advanced techniques to repair, recover and reconstruct data that has become inaccessible. With Ontrack, you'll know exactly what data is recoverable before committing to the actual recovery.
Trust the RAID server data recovery experts
Our engineers, backed by over 30 years of data recovery research, experience and development, have the knowledge and tools to get your data back.
We perform RAID data recoveries on:
- Any RAID level
- Any RAID controller, RAID architecture including Software Defined Storage (SDS)
- Any hard drive type, make or model
Don’t see your RAID type listed here? Find out more about RAID recovery or call us for a free consultation about your specific setup.
RAID recovery services
Whether your system has suffered physical damage or experienced a logical failure, we have a range of services to match your specific needs.
The best recovery option for any type of RAID system, for any situation. This recovery service is provided in our state of the art data recovery lab and specialist cleanroom environment to ensure the safety of your data.
Your data is recovered remotely without your media ever leaving your premises. We connect to your system via the Internet to perform a live recovery. Available when the storage device or system is still operational.
If your RAID system cannot leave your premises, our engineers can bring their recovery expertise to you. This option is only available for emergency service. For onsite data recovery, the storage device or system must be operational.
We offer custom designed recovery solutions for proprietary RAID systems and/or highly complex enterprise level systems. Our R&D team will work with your IT staff to create an emergency solution to retrieve your data.
Contact us to find out which option is right for you:
Common causes of RAID data loss
Each RAID data recovery is unique, but there are a few common causes of data loss:
Whether it was by accident or malicious intent, data loss from reformatting, reinstalling or a volume overwrite can be overcome by expert data recovery engineers.
RAID systems can be affected by loss of power, power cycling and power surges causing loss of data. RAIDs running in a degraded state are especially vulnerable, as power issues can cause out of sync drives to be reincorporated into the array. In these cases, we have the tools and expertise to map the data and logically rebuild the RAID in order to extract the required data.
RAID systems are built to withstand individual drive failure, but once a RAID is running in a degraded state, the workload of the remaining drives increases and so does the risk of additional drive failures. Additional drive failures can lead to failure of the RAID. We have the experience required to recover data from failed drives, combined with the logical skills and tools to rebuild and repair file systems from failed or partially rebuilt RAID systems.
Fire, water, dirt and other contaminants from natural disasters can destroy a RAID array in an instant. Rebuilding file systems from a RAID affected by a natural disaster takes specialist facilities, knowledge and tools to decontaminate the drives and logically rebuild the data. Ontrack has state of the art tools and cleanroom environments to safely recover from physically damaged drives.
The different types of RAID
A RAID configuration, including the number of disks used, determines the type.
A RAID or ‘Redundant Array of Independent Disks' is a storage solution that distributes data across multiple disks that together form a single system. In addition to being less expensive, these devices have a high level of performance and fault tolerance through built in system redundancy.
RAID Case Studies
Ontrack uses advanced techniques to repair, recover and reconstruct server data that has become inaccessible.
- 24 terabytes of data recovered from RAID 6 array with newly developed toolset.
- German service partner turns to Ontrack to recover data for customer facing loss of business and personal data from external RAID drives.
- Ontrack Performs Emergency Raid 5 Data Recovery
- Only Available at Ontrack: IBM Storwize Data Recovery
- IBM server with a RAID 5 comprised of 5 SCSI hard drives failed
The data recovery process
From initial consultation to ongoing support, we help businesses and consumers in any data loss situation – from simple to the most complex and catastrophic.
When business or personal data is lost, we understand that it can be a very frustrating and stressful time. That's why our data recovery process is straightforward and transparent, and we'll keep you up to date every step of the way.
We'll collect your device and perform an evaluation, free of charge.
Data recovery for single drives and smartphones starts from £478.80 (inclusive of VAT). The final price will be determined at the end of the evaluation, according to the complexity of the work involved and the urgency required.
To begin, start by clicking on the type of media from which you need data recovered. The evaluation time for single hard drives (HDD and SSD) is four hours*, and within 24 hours for RAID systems*. Other media, such as mobile phones do not require an evaluation to provide an accurate quotation.
*These are typical time frames and apply within normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). For an out of hours, emergency service, or for further assistance, please contact us on +44 (0)1372 741999.