Let us find the correct RAID parameters for you
A RaidProbe can be taken if you do not find your RAID's correct parameters
with RAID Reconstructor or if you simply do not have the time to work through
RAID Reconstructor yourself.
Take advantage of our experience. Since introduction of the RaidProbe service
we have helped recover over 500 RAID systems.
If your RAID is recoverable, we will find the parameters!
Here is how it works: RAID Reconstructor will create a probe of your RAID
drives which you would send to us by FTP or upload to our server. This probe
contains statistical data and file names only. It usually does not contain any
We will analyze this probe and attempt to find the parameters for you,
usually within 24 hours. Don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if
you have further questions.
This is a manual service which we charge $299 for. You will only be charged if
we find the parameters. To initiate a RaidProbe now, go to our
order page and
select the "RaidProbe" service.
What you will get back
Once we determined the RAID parameters, usually within 24 hours, we will send
you the following information:
- Plain English information detailing your RAID's kind, block size, start
sector, drive order, and rotation.
- A virtual image file (.vim file) containing a ready-to-use formal
description of your RAID. You can use this .vim file to mount the RAID in
Captain Nemo or GetDataBack, or to create a physical image for third-party
- Detailed instructions on how to proceed.
- Windows NTFS
- Linux EXTFS2/EXTFS3
- Linux XFS
- Mac HFS+, APFS
- Work stations
- RAID-0, RAID-3, RAID-5, RAID-6, RAID-10, RAID-50, Compaq RAIDs
- Software RAIDs
- Hardware RAIDs.
- Hook up all RAID members, including eventual hot spares, to your machine
and make sure physical access to the individual drives is granted. Verify
this in Windows Disk Management. If any of your drives has physical problems
you should make an image of that drive first. You can mix physical drives
- If you have not yet done so, download and install RAID Reconstructor.
- Set the RAID type and the number of drives. If you do not know the
actual kind of RAID, enter RAID-0. If you do not know that actual number of
drives enter the number of drives you have at hand.
- Click on "Open drives", then click on "Tools->Create RAID probe". Follow
the on-screen instructions.
- Order the RaidProbe service and upload the file raidprobe.zip (and
raidprobe.001, raidprobe.002, etc., if applicable).
See also: Drives,