Determining configuration for RAID Five or RAID Zero

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Reading the title makes it sound like something that should be easy. I should be able to just pull out the drives in the order they are presented in the hardware, mark them as 0 through whatever and be done with it. However it has been my experience … [Read more...]

Stale Drive Detection for Windows NTFS Raids

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Greetings and Salutations! My name is Richard Correa and I am a Software Engineer and data recovery specialist for DTI Data. Over the years I have written many tools to help the technician resolve several of the problems they may encounter during … [Read more...]

Recovering from a RAID Controller Failure

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There are many reasons why a RAID goes down.  A technician will normally assume that one or more of the drives have failed.  This is a common diagnosis as the diagnostic lights on each of the drives may be blinking, the lights may have gone amber, or … [Read more...]

RAID 5 Stale drive detection

IT Technician Reparing Data Drives

Over the course of a week I receive several calls regarding the recovery of a RAID 5 array. In the course of the initial interrogation of a client I ask several questions regarding the state of the array, what has been done to recover the array and … [Read more...]

Network Attached Storage NAS and Other Nightmares

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Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices have been a boon for storage technology.  What a great windfall for the industry.  Grab yourself an Open Source operating system, stick it on a prom, get yourself an inexpensive motherboard, some hard drives and … [Read more...]

RAID Partition Repair Recovery Freeware

Below is a video to help users with our RAID partition repair tool. RAID data recovery is serious business and should be left to professionals, but that being said, so many people have RAID configurations in their home computers that we decided to … [Read more...]

RAID Explained in Simple Terms

I find that "RAID" is such a scary term to a lot of my end users or business clients who are not Network Admin's. A RAID is in it's simplest form more then one "physical" (physical means the actual device you would hold in you hand) hard drive put … [Read more...]

RAID 1 Data Recovery FREEWARE Full Version RAID Software

DTI Data Recovery is happy to announce a new full version FREEWARE data recovery software for RAID 1 users. If you are using a RAID 1 which is a mirrored set of hard drives, and the RAID no longer boots, than we can help. More home users are getting … [Read more...]