RAID is the abbreviation of Redundant Array of Independent Disks. This is a technology that combines different disk drives into a single, logical storage unit. The data is spread out across the drives in one of the RAID levels, depending on what level of performance and redundancy the data requires. Nowadays RAID is only an umbrella for computer data storage. But every single bit of data can be altered or lost. If this is the case, there are several tools for RAID data recovery. But let’s focus on some tips regarding RAID data recovery.
View several tools. These tools, if they can be called so, are mere software programs that focus on RAID data recovery. You should get information about several such programs so you will see which suites you the best.
Install only one RAID data recovery program. You never know when software conflicts appear so you might as well avoid one.
Read the readme file. You should always read the readme.txt files that come with the installer of the RAID data recovery software. Besides the usual information about how to install and the creators, you might find other data regarding compatibilities with operating systems or other software that you need to have installed.
- Read tips and tricks. Every RAID data recovery program will have a tips and tricks section at the launch. You should read those tips because they might help you in recovering your files.
- Read the help. Read the help section of the software you have just installed. You will learn how to use it and also you will learn about its every single feature.
- Use a live disk. Usually when you are in the need to recover your data, it means that something happened to your OS. You can use a live disk to start the machine and move the data to a USB memory.
- If you have deleted the files you should keep in mind that the computer keeps track of them for a while and you can still use a RAID data recovery program. But be careful about how much time has passed and about how many times you have used that memory space.
- Don’t expect that RAID data recovery will recover all your data. If the storage was physically damaged, the chance to lose data is proportional with the amount of storage damaged.
- If the RAID data recovery involves that you change physical components from your hard-drive, be careful to replace them properly. If you are not sure how to do that, just ask foe specialized help.
- Try to use specialized help. The best practice for you is to always try to use specialized help. You never know what simple mistakes you will make and therefore lose your data or not be able to recover it properly. RAID data recovery usually involves changing hardware parts from your personal computer, and this practice should be done by a specialized person.