RAID Recovery: The Top Reasons for Failure in This System

With the popularization of storage systems, more commonly known as storages, many companies began to use RAID as a solution to store large amounts of information. The most common justifications we hear from companies when we question them about why they chose a RAID are mainly two: the high level of fault tolerance and the low acquisition and maintenance costs. However, when a device of this level fails, the data becomes unusable and, in most cases, corrupted.

There are 3 general categories of faults to which a RAID system is subject and we will address each of them, giving examples of the most common accidents that happen so that your company guarantees effective protection:

Hardware failure

If the disk is badly damaged, it is best to extract the required data directly and ignore the rest. Cloning an entire HD unnecessarily can stress the device, and greatly increase the time required for the service. The most common physical damages that typically require a RAID recovery service are:

  1. Damage from natural disasters
  2. Physical drive abuse
  3. Disk overheating
  4. RAID controller failure
  5. Recording head crash
  6. Damaged engine
  7. Media surface compromised

Human error

In this case, it is very common for employees who have access to these systems to make some kind of mistake like the ones mentioned below. Another problem with human intervention is when the RAID is already faulting and some inexperienced employee or without the necessary equipment to operate a RAID, decides to try to make the recovery on its own.

  1. Unintentional deletions
  2. Reformatting drives
  3. Incorrect component replacement
  4. Overwritten files by mistake
  5. Employee sabotage
  6. Lost / forgotten password
  7. Incorrect installation of the RAID

Software failure

When the problem is only in the logical part, specialized software or reverse engineering is usually used to find out the required settings and rebuild the array. In this sense, the most common problems are:

  1. Backup failures
  2. Computer viruses and worms
  3. Corrupted files and data
  4. Corrupted folders
  5. Directory and firmware corruption
  6. Repartitioning and missing partitions
  7. Configuration and reformatting

We’re a specialist in RAID recovery available at and are able to help any company that uses this system to solve problems with data loss. Much more than RAID recovery, we have regained peace of mind because we know the importance of the information assets for the company’s development.