To restore inaccessible data, RAID reconstruction is the process of reconfiguring a broken or corrupt RAID reconstruction. The process is also referred to as RAID Rebuild. RAID 0, RAID 6, and RAID 6 may get damaged for such reasons as file system error, disk failure, malware, virus infection, etc. In such cases, getting data retrieved after RAIDs rebuilds is a critical step that everyone should take when looking forward to saving their precious files and data. A RAID reconstruction and recovery software should be especially useful for such needs. Below are the steps to take to recover data from the RAID array.
- Remove hard drives from the RAID array. Ensure that each drive is disconnected from the RAID drive bay and connected to the Windows system using a SATA connector or use SATA to USB converter cable.
- Check hard drive’s health and SMART status by installing and running Stellar Data Recovery Technician software. Click “Drive Monitor” to check the health status of each drive. Click “SMART status” to check the critical SMART parameters of the drive for any warning sign. If there is no warning, you can skip pointing 4.
- Do not try to reconstruct a RAID array with a failing drive showing SMART errors as it can cause multiple drive failures, resulting in permanent data loss-beyond recovery. It’s advised to clone a failing RAID drive with a new one using the Drive Monitor’s “Clone Disk” option. To clone an impending RAID drive, click on “Clone Disk” and choose the Source Disk (failing drive) and the Target Disk (new drive). Click “Clone Disk.” Initiate the cloning process. Mind that all cloned RAID drives should be kept connected to the system.
- The following steps explain how to reconstruct RAID0, RAID 5, and RAID 6 arrays to recover data. First, navigate to the software interface and click “Recover Data” and pick the “All Data” checkbox. Click “Next,” select “RAID Recovery” under Other Locations and click “Scan.” A new “RAID Construction” wizard will show up. Choose which RAID drive you to wish to reconstruct – RAID 0, RAID 5, or RAID 6. Select one RAID hard drive at a time and use the right/left arrow button to add/remove RAID hard drives from the ‘Select Hard drives to Reconstruct RAID’ to ‘Move hard drives up/down for disk order’ list box. Arrange the hard disks in the same order as they were in the RAID stack. Choose one or more probable start sector(s) or add desired start sector in the text box if it’s not listed in the checklist box. Select Stripe/Block Size; Select Parity Order/Rotation, and then select the parity repetition or delay from respective dropdowns. These parameters are defined and known to the RAID admin or user who built it • Finally, click the ‘Build RAID’ button.