MicroCom   MicroCom
Home  ::   Recovering RAID  ::   FAQs  ::   Client Reviews  ::   About Us

Answer to FAQ            
Your Question:

Do I need to submit all the drives that were in the RAID when it failed for data recovery?

Our Answer:

The answer is easy and unequivocal:  Yes.  When the data you need to recover has been sliced up into small segments and distributed in a sequence to each drive member comprising your array, all of the members must be available in order for any useful data to be rebuilt from the RAID.  No single hard drive within a RAID-5 contains even as much as one complete file – nothing but segments exist.  Except for RAID-1 the foregoing description is true for all RAID data storage subsystems, because all others employ data striping.  The story is different if you have a RAID-1, but generally, if you need to recover data from any other type of RAID, it is not possible without all the presence of all the array member elements.

Was this answer not helpful?
      Call Now for an "In-Person" Answer from the RAIDman . . .

Call Toll-Free Now:

RAID Recovery Services
:: Recovering RAID Data
:: Environment & Platform Support
:: Service Options
:: Forensic Discovery
:: Contact Us
:: Site Map
About Remediation for RAID
        Data Storage Subsystems
:: Help - DO's & DON'Ts
:: View of RAID Types
:: Level/Type Definitions
:: Glossary of RAID Terms
:: FAQs

Freedom Rocks!

Commitment to Excellence!

Committed to Excellence!

RatePoint Business Reviews

  :: Home
  :: Failed RAID Help
  :: RAID Type Defs
  :: About MicroCom
  :: RAID Diagrams
  :: Environments & Platforms
  :: Service Options
  :: Glossary for RAID
Send eMail to us - click HERE
  USA:   844-432-8256
  International:   +1-8187-181-368
  Fax:   818-718-1485
   Copyright © 2015 MicroCom.   All Rights Reserved. 08324