RAID 10 Data Recovery For Hard Drives and SSD
A RAID 10 configuration combines RAID 1 and RAID 0 together (RAID is an acronym for a “Redundant Array of Independent Disks”). This level of RAID is also referred to as a “Nested” or “Hybrid” RAID, and features data being mirrored and then striped across an even quantity of drives. This configuration can be found in many Network Attached Storage (NAS) systems, servers, and even some desktop systems. In both consumer and commercial environments, hard drives still make up the vast majority of installed RAID 10 volumes, although SSD storage is catching up quickly.
How Does It Work?
RAID 10 (also known as RAID 1+0) can be thought of as a “stripe of mirrors”. The minimum number of drives required is 4, although a greater number is usually used. As an example (using the smallest number of drives possible), the same data is written to a pair of drives which is then striped to another pair of matching drives. The benefits of this configuration are data redundancy and performance.
What Can Go Wrong?
RAID 10 provides protection against physical failure of one drive in a mirrored pair. However, if two drives fail in the same mirrored set, all of the data contained in the volume will become immediately inaccessible. In addition, controller problems that occur during normal operation can corrupt volume structures, IC components can be corrupted or fail entirely, etc. Many other problems can occur, which is why it is important that all of the storage devices in the volume are evaluated in an “as-failed” state.
When RAID 10 Volumes Fail
VANTEX is your source for professional data recovery for damaged or otherwise inaccessible RAID 10 volumes. We have the tools and procedures in place to quickly and safely recover your data, regardless of the cause. We have decades of recovery experience with file deletions, corruption, viruses and other logical problems within Windows, Linux, Mac, and other operating environments. If data loss is caused by physical or mechanical problems, our dedicated team of recovery specialists can also work to repair, replace or correct problems with heads, firmware, IC components, and other related issues with the drive.
Give us a call to discuss your RAID 10 data loss, or fill out our short Information Request Form. We will outline the possible options and the costs involved in recovering your data – all at no charge, and with absolutely no obligation.