Raid 6 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 6 is an extension of RAID 5 and provides added redundancy by using two parity sets instead of one. The advantage here is that up to two disks can fail in the array without compromising data integrity. RAID 6 requires a minimum of four disks as opposed to three disks for RAID 5. As it requires quite powerful computational resources, few hardware RAID controllers have this algorithm implemented. However it is quite common in software RAID implementations that make use of the host system processing facilities. The total storage capacity for RAID 6 arrays is sum (N - 2) where N is the number of disks in the set.
Like RAID 5, RAID 6 is great for database servers, file and print applications and web and email serving. It provides an excellent amount of fault-tolerance with very little overhead when compared to other resilient RAID levels such as RAID 5 and RAID 10.
Raid Data Recovery Labs storage engineers have extensive experience with RAID 6 data recovery. Raid Data Recovery Labs has developed custom tools and techniques to successfully perform RAID 6 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