There are many RAID data recovery services out there with plenty of experience and capability to help you recover your data. Each company has invested the time and money into their equipment, security, training, and customer support, in order to be considered a reliable and effective RAID recovery company.
How do you choose one RAID recovery service over the other?
Below you will learn the most important points to research about a data recovery company when making your decision.
There are many points that will qualify or disqualify a recovery service:
- Environment and Equipment
- Recovery Experience
- Customer Support
It’s important to do your research into each one of these areas in determining which company to pursue to recover the data from your RAID array.
Some companies may excel in any one of the above mentioned points. What you are looking for is a company that is well rounded, in all points, as well as meets your budget.
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- Multiple hard drives/ssd failure, drives are in offline mode
- RAID volumes or arrays won’t mount
- Addition of incompatible drives
- RAID array/controller card failure
- RAID container crash
- Server registry configuration lost
- Damaged striping
- Intermittent failure resulting in configuration corruption
- Configuration corruption or damage
- Software corruption/hardware conflicts
- Controller card set-up corruption
- Server won’t boot
- Rebuild failure
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- FAST Turnaround (within 72 hours)
- Leading expert engineers in RAID Data Recovery
- Consistently highest success rate in the industry
- No Data, No Fee Policy
- Expedited and 24/7 Emergency Service Available
- Data Recovery Priced on Complexity – Not Value
- 2 Dedicated Laboratories
- Class 100 Certified Clean Room
- Honest and Transparent Project Managers
TTR RAID Data Recovery Services help recover data from RAID servers & prevent data loss from enterprise systems.
- Verify Recovered Data Before Paying
- Free Consultations & Evaluation
- No Data = No Charge
- Immediate Emergency Assistance
- SOC Type ll Secure Lab
- GSA Approved Contract Holder
- IACRB Data Recovery Technicians
- ISO 5 Class 100 Cleanroom
ACE Data Recovery is the authority in recovering data from any failed Hard Drive, SSD, RAID, SAN and NAS system.
- RAID 0 Data Recovery by the Authority in Data Recovery
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- Professional Server Data Recovery – Quick Turn-around
SALVAGEDATA pioneered many of today’s most advanced RAID recovery solutions for the best recovery results.
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- Server RAID Recovery
- NAS RAID Recovery
- Storage Attached Networks (SAN) RAID Recovery
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- Controller failure
- Missing partitions
- Faulty build
- Multi-disk failure
- Host server failure
- Accidental data deletion
- Power surge
- File corruption
- Virus infection
- Physical damage
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- Decades-experienced RAID Specialists
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Industry-leading specialists in recovering complex RAID arrays and servers. Anything from RAID 0 to RAID 5 and more.
- Controller Failure
- Single and Multi-drive Failures
- Logical Failures
- Disaster Recovery
- Deleted Files & Wiped Drives
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- Any RAID level
- Any RAID controller, RAID architecture including software-defined storage(SDS)
- Any hard drive type, make or model
What is RAID data recovery?
RAID data recovery is the process of recovering, or restoring, inaccessible data located or stored on a server, or device, configured in any one of the many RAID architectures available.
There are many benefits of using a RAID scheme when determining how to manage and store your data.
Storing data on a redundant array of independent disks (RAID) improves redundancy, performance, and data storage capacity. These specific levels achieved through the various RAID array architectures are not possible when using single drive storage configurations.
Who uses RAID array configurations?
RAID arrays are used by just about any type of business or individual, it really depends on the amount of data storage, access to that data, and need for redundancy. Usually businesses, government and educational organizations, and semi advanced home users are the types of bodies that utilize RAID array configurations to handle their data.
Environment and Equipment
When it comes to choosing a qualified RAID data recovery company, the environment and equipment can play an important factor. You want to make sure the company you are trusting to send your data to has the equipment required to safely recover and store your data.
You also want to make sure in the case of hard drive failure, that the company has a clean room work area where they can safely open up and rebuild the drive when necessary. However there are some things that are really not necessary to consider when choosing a company like the number of remote or receiving locations.
Should I choose a company with 5 clean rooms over a company with only one?
Although the number of clean rooms or number of clean benches doesn’t really matter, it is very important to make sure there is at least one or a certified clean work bench. It doesn’t matter if it is certified as a Class 100 ISO 5 clean room, or a Class 10 ISO 4 clean room, as long as it is certified as one of them. Just because one company has more than the other doesn’t make it any more of a viable candidate to successfully perform your RAID recovery.
Are third party certifications important?
Third party certifications are great and yes can mean that a company might be more reliable than the other, however if there is no proof of these (for example ISO 9001:2008 certification) it should not necessarily disqualify a company when other important factors are present and complied with.
Does the company use customized data recovery software and hardware?
All professional data companies will be using some form of customized software solutions and customized hardware solutions, that are made specifically for either their company or for the type of recoveries they are focusing on. Just because a company has developed their own branded data recovery software to be sold on a consumer level does not mean they are more efficient in recovering data compared to a company that does not.The general consumer will never know which these are, and the probability of recognizing them are minimal unless of course the consumer is well versed and familiar with professional data recovery equipment and software.
What should I expect to pay for RAID recovery and how does it work
There is a common ground for RAID data recovery services and their prices. Most professional companies will charge an upfront fee for diagnostics or evaluation, and some companies will provide a free evaluation and assessment of your case. In either case you will get an estimate based off the evaluation although some companies will provide a flat rate for the recovery. When there is no upfront evaluation fee involved you can expect to pay only if the repair is successful.
All companies offer expedited or emergency services, and you can expect to pay big money for this type of service. Since RAID recoveries always involve more than one drive, your estimate will be a calculated a cost based on the number of drives and their storage capacity. There are few instances where an onsite recovery may be necessary, and even less where a remote recovery is possible. You can always expect to have to send your drives in to the recovery lab in order to have the best possible chances of recovering your data.
- Number of Clean Rooms
- Number of Remote or Receiving Locations
- Number of Clean Benches
- Estimate Based Off Evaluation
- Expedited/Emergency Service
- Free Assessment / Evaluation
- Pay Only If Repair Successful
- Cost for multiple drives
- Onsite Recovery
- Remote Recovery
- Customized Software Solutions
- Customized Hardware Solutions
- Class 100 ISO 5 Clean Room
- Class 10 ISO 4 Clean Room
- Third Party Certification
- ISO 9001:2008 Certified
When determining what data recovery service you will use for your RAID recovery, security can play a big part. Of course you want to make sure that the company has taken the time to put in place security measures to make sure your data cannot be stolen.
Having 24-hour surveillance is a good start, and should be a bare minimum to expect a company to have. Extensive background checks on employees is another practice every data recovery service should be implementing.
How important are SSAE 16 certifications and reports?
While security is absolutely mandatory, there are different levels of security that some RAID data recovery companies advertise. SSAE 16 Certification (note: No. SSAE 16 compliance does not result in becoming SSAE 16 “certified”. Using the term “certified” is technically incorrect and unfortunately became a common phrase in the era of SAS 70 auditing. reference), SOC 1 Type II, and SOC 3 certifications do not necessarily indicate a company is more trustworthy than the other.
The truth of the matter is that there are some companies out there that are not able to do business with other companies that do not hold these classifications of internal reviews.
Is a company without a GSA contract trustworthy?
At the same time, there are also companies that hold GSA or Governmental contracts, and are registered to perform services on a Federal level. Again, this does not necessarily mean that you should not do business with a data recovery company that does not provide services on this level. It does not mean that a company with a contract will perform any better than one without.
- Extensive Background Checks on Employees
- 24-hour Surveillance
- SSAE 16 Certification
- SOC 1 Type II
- SOC 3
- Average Repair Time (in business days)
- Water Damage
- Fire Damage
- Recover Data from Accidental Re-formatting
- Rebuild Superblock or MFT
- Recover RAID 5 with Two Drives Down
- Recover RAID 6 with Three Drives Down
- Recover RAID with All Drives Down
- Partial Data
- 24/7 Customer Service
- Online Chat
The author Dennis P. Reed possesses a vast experience in the IT industry, especially in the domains of website and mobile app development and digital marketing. He writes on topics encompassing the above mentioned domains and is considered a maven in his chosen field – Information Technology.