There are only 2 reasons why you would use data recovery software to try recover your RAID array:
Aside from these two reasons you should never use data recovery software on RAID arrays, let alone attempt the procedures yourself. (Click here for 8 reasons why.)
Recover My Files is mainly a Raid recovery software, but it also recovers other lost data in Serial ATA, IDE, SCSI, removable media and external hard drives.
The software is able to recover data from an emptied recycle bin or corruption caused by unexpected system shutdown, malware infection or virus infection.
Auslogics File Recovery is a RAID recovery software and much more. Some would consider it as high-quality all-in-one recovery software capable of recovering videos, photos, music, documents and most types of files.
Aside from RAID, the software is able to recover files stored in a USB stick, flash card, SD card and external Hard Disk. It also supports any kind of system files such as exFat, FAT16/32 and NTFS. The software is improved periodically with a good pricing. It runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
Search and Recover is one of the popular RAID recovery software out there. It offers file recovery and more with tools such as consistency checker, imaging tool, boot recovery and forensics.
The software is able to recover accidentally deleted files whether they are in a form of system files, videos, email, photos, music and documents. It can even recover entire folders.
R-Studio is RAID recovery software that houses a family of cost effective and powerful data recovery and undelete tools. The software features a unique technology designed specially for data recovery. Most experts would consider it as one of the most comprehensive data recovery solutions for Ext2/Ext3/Ext FS, UFS1/UFS2, HFS/HFS+, NTFS5, NTFS, exFAT and FAT 12/16/32.
The software offers you unparalleled control when it comes to RAID 5 data recovery with its flexible parameter settings.
Digital Rescue Premium is a RAID recovery software designed by Data Transfer. The software is able to undelete email, music, photos, files and more. The recovery is quick and the software is able to recover the files in different historical version.
The software features a deep search sorted by type, name and more. It also features a quick preview of the file available for recovery.
The software offers you unparalleled control when it comes to data recovery with its flexible parameter settings.
EaseUs is amazing RAID recovery software. The software offers a comprehensive list of solutions for the user. With its advanced RAID data recovery technology, it can undelete or recover files from emptied recycle bin or from a corruption. It is especially good at recovering files that resulted from an accidental formatting.
Total Recall recovery software not only is able to recover files from RAID, but also from other storage devices such as USB, removable disks, iPods and hard drives. The software features Compare File Recovery Data and is able to recover files that may have resulted from virus or malware corruption, the result of a partition or re-partition and damaged files.
Quick Recovery is a RAID recovery software that mainly works for Windows operating systems. The software is able to recover deleted or lost files from an NTFS or FAT file systems. However, the software is capable of recovering files from other storage devices, especially from a PEN drive.
The software features a unique system known as Guided File Excavation Technology and it works great on recovering folders and files even if they were overwritten partitions.
Some would consider as EnCase Forensics as more of a computer investigation solution rather than a simple RAID recovery software. The software features a recovery process that is efficient with forensic-like data investigation and collection. The software uses a unique process, one that is definable and repeatable.
VirtualLab is an effective and efficient RAID data recovery software. The software is able to recover data loss that may have been a result of formatting, deletion, virus attack or damaged partition. What is unique to VirtulLab is its user interface, which is intuitive; and yet robust. The software is compatible for Mac and Windows operating systems.
Pandora Recovery appears to be like most RAID recovery software out there. However, there is one feature that sets this software apart from the others. The software offers a mobile version that is stored in a 1GB flash drive with no installation required. The software is able to run directly from the USB drive and perform data recovery on the go.
Even from its mobile version, the software is able to recover corrupted files, lost files from partitioning and emptied recycle bins.
Kernel For Windows is not only a RAID recovery software but it is also among the best data recovery software for NTFS and FAT file systems. With the software, you will be able to recover system files, email, program files, presentations, video files, images and documents. It can even recover files that you think that are permanently deleted by using the Shift + Delete command.
The software is also able to do file recovery on physical devices or logical drives. The recovery process is simple and only entails a few steps. The software also comes with a boot CD for systems that may have become unbootable as a result of a file corruption.
Recover Data is a RAID recovery software developed by Recover Data Company. The software is effective at recovering data that may have resulted from damage, deletion or formatting. The software mainly recovers files that are stored in an NTFS or FAT file system.
The real beauty of the software is that it does not require technical skills to operate. The software may not have the flair of other data recovery software, but it's quick, light and simple to use and gets the job done.
Data Recovery Professional is a RAID recovery software that features a safe and complete solution for Windows operating systems. The software is able to recover deleted or lost files from memory sticks, CompactFlash, SmartMedia, USB drives, CD/DVD and hard drives. The software can even reconstruct lost RAIDS, Drobos, and recover files from formatted drives.
The software is able to deliver the solution with its unique easy step-by-step wizard. This means, you do not have to be a professional to use this software.
Bplan Data Recovery claims to be among the fastest RAID data recovery software in the market. The main defining feature of the software is that it is able to do file recovery on 64-bit systems.
File Scavenger is one of the most popular RAID recovery software out there. It primarily works as a data recovery and/or file undelete utility. The software is great at recovering at difficult jobs such as failed RAID/NAS/SAN devices or broken spanned volumes. For the price and utility it offers, the software does provide a great value.
R-Undelete recovers lost data not only from RAID, but also from other storage devices such as FAT file systems, memory cards and USB sticks. Many people reported success recovering music, movies and digital photos while using this software. Furthermore, the user interface is simple and easy to work with.
MiniTool Power is a recovery software that is mainly designed to work in a Windows OS environment. The software has several tools to help you recover files from RAID, USB drives or hard drives. In fact, with the software's bundles of tools, it can recover data from any kind of storage device.
ReclaiMe RAID recovery software is one of the most used on the market. It has the capability of reconstructing most commonly known RAID array configurations. These include RAID 0, 5, 0+1, 1+0, 1E, and 6. What ever parameters are lost including block size, member disk and data order, rotation, and parity position, and start offset, ReclaiMe boasts the ability to recover them as well.
RAID reconstructor has the ability to recover your RAID even if you don't know the correct parameters. Block size, direction of rotation, and start sector are some that Runtime's software can determine the correct values of. You can create a virtual image, image file, or stamp your RAID on a physical drive once recovered.
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