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RAID 10 Data Recovery Services

DataTech Labs® provides fast, professional RAID 10 data recovery services. Our expert recovery engineers will work around the clock to ensure that your critical data is retrieved as quickly as possible. We understand that each customer’s situation is unique, so we will analyze each hard drive in your RAID 10 array to determine the best recovery method for each of our clients.

RAID 10 Data Recovery Services

A RAID 10, also known as 1+0, requires at least four hard disks. This array is set up as a mirrored stripe, combining the standards from a RAID 1 and a RAID 0. This array is often used for OS and application servers. Due to the larger amount of required hard disks, the overhead is typically higher when implementing a RAID 10 array. Data is very secure in this array, as one entire RAID can fail and data is still accessible.

What is RAID 10?

A RAID 10, also known as a RAID 1+0, requires at least four hard disks and is made up of a stripe of mirrors. A RAID 10 provides the redundancy of a RAID 1 and the reading and writing capability of a RAID 0. This array is often used for OS and application servers. Due to the larger amount of required hard disks, the overhead is typically higher when implementing a RAID 10 array. Data is very secure in this array.

Although RAID 10 servers have a lot of reliability and redundancy, servers are always at a risk of mechanical or physical failure and data loss is always a possibility.

All but one drive from each RAID 1 set could fail without damaging the data. However, if the failed drive is not replaced, the single working hard drive in the set then becomes a single point of failure for the entire array. If that single hard drive then fails, all data stored in the entire array is lost. As is the case with RAID 0+1, if a failed drive is not replaced in a RAID 10 configuration then a single uncorrectable media error occurring on the mirrored hard drive would result in data loss. Some RAID 10 vendors address this problem by supporting a “hot spare” drive, which automatically replaces and rebuilds a failed drive in the array.

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Given these increasing risks with RAID 10, many business and mission critical enterprise environments are beginning to evaluate more fault tolerant RAID setups that add underlying disk parity. Among the most promising are hybrid approaches such as RAID 51 (mirroring above single parity) or RAID 61 (mirroring above dual parity). RAID 10 is often the primary choice for high-load databases, because the lack of parity to calculate gives it faster write speeds.

Some typical scenarios that cause RAID 10 data loss include:

  • Multiple Hard Drive Failures Due to Power Surge or Other Event
  • RAID Controller Damage
  • Single Hard Drive Failure After Mirroring Issue
  • Deleting files accidentally
  • Corrupted Files
  • Damage from Viruses
  • Partitioning, Formatting or Re-initialization

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What to do when a RAID 10 Fails.

Data loss is fairly uncommon with RAID 10 systems. Usually, if one drive in the array fails, immediately replacing the damaged drive can keep the system running. However, if two or more drives are damaged the RAID 10 system can fail and lead to data loss.

Although most times data is very secure in these types of RAIDS, they do not protect against software errors. Sometimes, you will not notice data loss or survey failure symptoms at first. If you cannot access the data, turn off the RAID 10 immediately. Disconnect the power as soon as possible. Do not use commercial programs or operate the array, and call a data recovery professional for assistance. These measures will ensure the least risky chance for a successful recovery.

DataTech Labs Experience with RAID 10

DataTech Labs provides fast, professional RAID 10 data recovery services. Our expert recovery engineers will work around the clock to ensure that your critical data is retrieved as quickly as possible. We understand that each customer’s situation is unique, so we will analyze each hard drive in your RAID 10 array to determine the best recovery method for each of our clients.

Our mass storage engineers have extensive experience performing RAID 10 data recovery and RAID 0+1 data recovery (the reverse RAID 10) for many years. Our engineers repeatedly recover where other so called data recovery companies have failed.

  • Our engineers specialize in RAID array data recovery
  • Our recovery success rate is one of the the highest in the industry
  • We repeatedly recover what other recovery companies deemed “unrecoverable”
  • We offer competitive pricing for RAID 10 and server recovery
  • We offer lab hours for 24/7 emergency service
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