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Physical FailureRAID 0 { Information & Details }



RAID 0 requires a minimum of 2 drives but we've seen RAID 0 servers with up to 8 drives. Recently we recovered a Lacie Thunderbolt RAID 0 with 5 x 4TB drives that contained 12TB of data. RAID 0 uses block level striping which means the data is broken into user, controller or software designated block sizes and evenly distributed across the hard drives involved.


Advantages: RAID 0 reads and writes the data to all of the disks in the array simultaneously which drastically increases file access speeds.


Disadvantages: Unlike other versions of RAID, RAID 0 does not contain any redundancy. This means if a single disk member fails, the entire disk array will fail making access to your data impossible. Other glitches such as hardware problems or even software problems can knock a RAID 0 off-line as well. Because the risk of losing your data increases with RAID 0, we do not recommend using it for storing your important data.


Common RAID 0 Failures


Physical RAID Server Failure

Physical failure of your RAID Server components can leave you stranded without access to your important files that you use everyday. This can include the failure of the following components: RAID Controller, Power Supply, RAM, Motherboard or Backplane. Regardless of the RAID server failure, our experienced RAID engineers can recover your data.


Logical Failure of RAID Server System

Logical failures are when the operating system, IE: Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix, Novell, or VMware system becomes corrupted. A virus, improper shutdown, update or user error can damage the operating system to the point where it fails to boot, boots in a loop, blue screens, etc... At this point, you have no access to your data and you need help.


User Error

Weather the data on your RAID server was accidentally deleted or your RAID configuration was corrupted or formatted, we can very likely recover your files. If a user error occurs, its vitally important for you to stop using it and turn it off. Everything you do after the initial problem greatly reduces the chances of a successful recovery of your data.


Physical Hard Drive Failure of RAID Drives

Physical hard drive failure is when the mechanical parts of one or more of the hard drives in your RAID server fail. These types of failures usually require extensive clean room work to successfully recover your data. If one of your RAID member drives in a RAID 0 suffers a mechanical failure, you need our data recovery services to recover your critical files. Our engineers have the experience, tools and equipment to repair your RAID member hard drive and quickly recover your files in our class 100 clean room.



Data Recovery For RAID 0 Failures


Physical Failure                                         User Error                                             Logical Failure


Multiple drive failure                                   Deleted data                                            Virus, Trojan or worm

RAID controller card                                   Reformatted array or drives               Directory structure damage

Physical RAID failure                                  Incorrect replacement of drives        Damaged files and folders

Ram failure                                                     Accidental initialization                        Registry configuration

Failed motherboard                                                                                                          RAID configuration problem

Failed backplane                                                                                                                OS corruption

Electrical failure

Drives off line

Bad Sectors

Natural disasters

Physical drive failure






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