How Do You Recover RAIDs Files on Windows 10?
It is an annoyance to perform data recovery of a RAID array on Windows 10. RAID arrays are created by hard disk drives, but it is more difficult to complete RAID data recovery than the same process on hard drive. Files might get lost from a RAID array on Windows 10 due to different reasons, like mistakenly deleting a RAID array on Windows 10, reformatting RAID on Windows 10, or Windows 10 reports an error when you attempt to access a RAID array on Windows 10. To recover files, follow these instructions.
RAID 1 File Recovery from Windows 10
If data got lost because of a system defect or hard drive failure, use freeware Linux Reader™ and Linux Recovery™ by Diskinternals. Data recovery of a RAID array on Windows 10 is handled by software algorithms.
There is a common way to handle data recovery of RAID 1 Windows 10. The first approach is:
- 1. If the disks were connected to the NAS, pull them out of it.
- 2. Connect them to your computer.
- 3. Open the largest EXT partition in the Linux reader.
- 4. If that doesn’t work, use Linux recovery.
RAID 0 Data Recovery on Windows 10
While performing RAID 0 Windows 10 data recovery with your NAS built-in recovery tool, its controller can stumble upon the same bad sector and knock the “faulty” disk out. There are two ways to repair RAID 0: the manual way and the software way. Let’s look at what are the pros of recovering for RAID arrays on Windows 10 with Diskinternals RAID Recovery™.
Our software works with all types of arrays and recognizes all common NAS models built by WD, Buffalo, Synology, QNAP and others. RAID Recovery™ software supports Ext2, Ext3, and Ext4 file systems, as well as NTFS, ZFS and XFS. The software determines RAID configuration, disk order and stripe size. Below you’ll see the step-by-step guide to the recovery of the RAID array on Windows 10.
- 1. Shut down and power off your NAS unit and remove the hard drives.
- 2. Shut down and power off your computer. Insert the hard drives there. Use SATA, SCSI or SAS ports.
- 3. Turn on your computer. Make sure the system recognizes all hard drives. If any hard drive isn't recognized by your computer, recovery is impossible.
- 4. In the software, specify the physical hard drives that used to be part of the failed RAID 0.
- 5. Once the process finishes, proceed to data recovery. You will need a local or network storage of the same or greater capacity.
RAID 5 File Recovery on Windows 10
The most basic things you need to do in order to recover Windows 10 RAID 5 data from one drive are:
- Pull the disks out from NAS.
- Connect them to the computer.
- Run RAID Recovery and look at the list of drives.
- If the signature with the structure of the RAID is broken, then open the RAID wizard and the recovering RAID disk-based file system or manually.
These steps will help you to save the information you had on the array and then safely transfer them to new storage.
All RAID Data Recovery on Windows 10
Recover data from corrupted RAID arrays in a fully automatic mode. RAID Recovery™ is the first tool to automatically detect the type of the original RAID array, while still allowing for fully manual operation. DiskInternals’ Windows 10 RAID data recovery software, named RAID Recovery™, is a highly valuable tool for users of all types of RAID arrays, whether hardware or software. The drag-and-drop user interface allows one to specify parts of the RAID on Windows 10 by simply dragging and dropping icons representing the disks.
Reconstruct all types of arrays just as easily as with a single hard disk. RAID Recovery™ recognizes all imaginable configurations of various types of arrays, including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 1+0, 1E, RAID 4, RAID 5, 50, 5EE, 5R, RAID 6, 60 and JBOD, no matter whether they are connected to a RAID server, a dedicated RAID controller, or a RAID-enabled motherboard from NVidia®, Intel®, or VIA®.
Reasons for RAID Array Failure on Windows 10
Although RAID on Windows 10 provides a safe solution for data storage, it will be a huge data loss if a RAID array is corrupted. Here are some possible reasons for RAID array failure on Windows 10:
- 1. The RAID array is infected with a virus on Windows 10. Usually, when a RAID array is attacked by any virus, it might corrupt the files stored on the array. Data recovery RAID is possible, then, with RAID Recovery™ software by DiskInternals.
- 2. The hard drive created for the RAID array contains bad sectors on Windows 10. As you know, a RAID array is set up by several hard drives. If a hard drive contains too many bad sectors, the RAID array might be corrupted and stop working normally. Data recovery on RAID arrays is also possible with software made by DiskInternals.
- 3. The RAID controller fails in the RAID array on Windows 10. In this situation, you will be unable to access any data from the RAID array.
With DiskInternals’ RAID Recovery™, it is possible to restore data from the following RAID arrays: RAID 1, RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10.