Raid 50 Data Recovery by Data Recovery Labs
Data Recovery Labs is the leader in the IT industry's Raid Data Recovery market. Providing in house data recovery services for all Redundant Array of Independent Drive (RAID) configurations, NAS, SAN and multi disk server configurations for all operating systems and storage media.
Raid 50 like Raid 10, raid 50 is a nested Raid Level. It consists of striping RAID 0 over two or more RAID 5 arrays. RAID 50 gives an added performance boost over RAID 5 with the limitation of being twice as expensive (assuming two RAID 5 sets are being combined into a RAID 50). RAID 50 provides better performance than RAID 5 with limited loss in capacity. RAID 50 is able to achieve high data transfer rates as a result of the RAID 5 segments and good I/O rates for small requests due to the RAID 0 striping layered over the RAID 5 segments.
RAID 50 suffers from a similar intolerance as RAID 10 in terms of degradation of a child RAID 5 set. A failed child RAID 5 set, which can occur if two drives from within the same RAID 5 set fail, in a RAID 50 array will bring down the entire array resulting in loss of all data.
Raid Data Recovery Labs storage engineers have extensive experience with RAID 50 data recovery. Raid Data Recovery Labs has developed custom tools and techniques to successfully perform RAID 50 data recovery. Constant development of our software and hardware insures that we have the very latest techniques and technology to produce the best recoveries possible.
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Typical RAID failure background:
- RAID array/controller failure
- Server registry configuration lost
- Intermittent drive failure resulting in configuration corruption
- Accidental reconfiguration of RAID drives
- Multiple drive failure
- Accidental replacement of media components
- If a drive is making unusual mechanical noises, turn it off immediately and contact a data recovery specialist
- Do not replace a failed drive with a drive that was part of a another RAID system
- Zero out the replacement drive before using
- Label the drives with their position in a RAID array
- Do not run volume repair utilities or defragmenter utilities on suspected bad drives