Monday, March 28, 2022 by Ontrack Team

Redundant Array of Independent (originally Inexpensive) Disks (RAID) is a term used for computer data storage systems that spread and/or replicate data across multiple drives. RAID technology has revolutionized enterprise data storage and was designed with two key goals: increase data reliability and increase I/O (input/output) performance.

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Mikey Anderson

In this episode of Storage Board, we’ll take a look at RAID data storage and find out how it works.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Ontrack Team

A multinational client found themselves in desperate need of emergency RAID 5 recovery after noticing that their company’s crucial financial data and office files had disappeared from headquarters.

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Thursday, November 4, 2021 by Ontrack Team

Even modern servers and storage systems are running RAID technology - mostly in enterprises, but it has become more prevalent in consumer NAS systems as well. RAID has survived for more than 30 years, and it still plays a major role in data storage to this day. Why is that? Glad you asked.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016 by Michael Nuncic

Even though the different RAID-levels have certain protection mechanisms against data loss due to physical failure of one or more hard disks, the technology is not bullet proof. Therefore, it’s wise to prepare yourself against data loss when using a RAID array and at least consider the following tips.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 by Mikey Anderson

In part 1 of this article, we explained the basic idea of RAID, as well as the most commonly used terms when talking about this type of storage. In this second part, we’ll take a look at what RAID levels are and explore how some of the traditional level configurations work. We’ll also find out what challenges RAID storage can bring if data recovery services are required. Let’s take a look!

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Monday, April 22, 2013 by David Logue

This is a follow up to the original article on RAID vs. Drive Rebuilds. Several questions came up about RAID and drive rebuilds and preventing data loss since the original posting, and Part 2 will attempt to address those questions.

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Monday, February 11, 2013 by David Logue

What happens when a RAID rebuild goes wrong and what can be done to prevent that from happening to you? To answer the question, you need to understand how data is written to a RAID array and what happens when a drive fails and a rebuild is started. I am going to use a Windows NTFS volume and a 4 drive RAID 5 array as the example system.

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 by The Data Experts

We applaud the storage industry for continuing to find better ways to preserve data and maintain business continuity. Some failures are beyond the soft recovery methods that the hardware can handle. This is where Ontrack Data Recovery fits into your or your client’s Data Availability plans. Ontrack Data Recovery has services available to accommodate your or your client’s time requirements for original data restoration.

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