March 9, 2009

Sharing knowledge on RAID Data Recovery

RAID Data Recovery is more like a technique to combine two or more hard drives to achieve performance and fault tolerance. This system is usually employed in servers.

Some of the common steps which may tend to limit the Data Recovery in future are as follows:

1) If you are copying information from an old hard drive onto those being used in you Array, be sure to keep the old disk around for a while. That way, if you discover any fault or errors in you RAID Array, you have still your data safe to work with.

2) Use the best RAID level according to your necessity. Like, if you are just in need of faster reads and basic redundancy, RAID Level 1 is fine in this case.

3) If you are setting up a multi user environment, creating a 3 or 5 drive RAID 5 array may be your best choice. Though, if your requirements are write performance sensitive, there are better alternatives.

4) If you have both options to be applied on Software Based or Hardware based RAID Array, remember Hardware based Array does not need software to boot, have logic with it and are much more fault tolerant. In case of disaster recovery planning go for hardware RAID Array.

5) Use of RAID Array increases the performance and speed. Still there are chances with the files to be disorganized and corrupted. Hence, be sure to run your preferred software for scanning and checking your disks on a regular basis.

One should be resemble with one’s efforts because of huge charges for RAID Data Recovery. Also these are very normal steps which may be followed easily without too much physical movement.

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