Recover data from a broken RAID Level 5 or RAID Level 0 Array. Even if you do not know the RAID parameters, such as drive order and block size, RAID Reconstructor will analyze your drives and determine the correct values. You will then be able to create a copy of the reconstructed RAID in a virtual image, an image file, or a physical drive. This image can be mounted with Captain Nemo or GetDataBack Pro.
RAID Reconstructor de-stripes broken RAID-0 and RAID-5 arrays, consisting of 2 to 16, or 3 to 16 drives, respectively. RAID-5 arrays are allowed to have one drive missing.
Even if you do not know the RAID parameters, such as start sector, drive order, block size, and direction of rotation, RAID Reconstructor will analyze your drives and determine the correct values. You will then be able to create a copy of the reconstructed RAID in a virtual image (.vim), an image file (.img), or a physical drive.
Unlike other products that require knowledge of the RAID parameters, RAID Reconstructor is not only a "de-striper" but an "analyzer" as well. It finds the unknown parameters for you.
Once you created an image, you can either mount it with Captain Nemo or use it for further data recovery processing with GetDataBack Pro. If you create the image on another physical drive, you might even be able to boot from it. View Help Online
It does not try to "fix" your RAID. It merely creates a copy of your RAID at another location. It collects sector by sector from each drive involved, and writes these sectors in the correct order to the designated destination. This process is also called "de-striping".
As one drive is redundant in RAID-5, it is sufficient to have one less than the original number of drives (N) in the array. RAID Reconstructor can recalculate the original data from the N-1 drives. For a RAID-0 (striped) array, you will need all drives.
The RAID Reconstructor will recover both, hardware and software RAIDs. It will recover from broken Windows Dynamic Disk sets.
RAID Reconstructor contains many tools you will appreciate once you need to recover data.
A RaidProbe can be taken if you can not find your RAID's correct parameters. You can take advantage of our experience. If your RAID is recoverable, we will find the parameters! Read more
RAID Reconstructor comes with free updates for the lifetime of the software. Other than with competitors who require you to buy a new version every year, our first RAID Reconstructor customers are still enjoying the latest versions of our software!
The official RAID Reconstructor Help File contains detailed documentation, as well as 5 case studies:
Hardware RAID-5 with 3 drives on a HP 454 View
Hardware RAID-5 with 3 drives on a HP 454, 1 drive defect View
Software RAID-5 with 3 drives on a Windows Dynamic Disk set View
Hardware RAID-0 (Striping) on a HP 454 View
NAS Software RAID-5 on Iomega StorCenter IX4-200D View
Our article about Running RAID Reconstructor discusses details of the de-striping process.
Make sure you check out our most Frequently Asked Questions
Watch our Youtube Video. It shows a data recovery from a broken RAID (based on an old version of RAID Reconstructor, but still instructive).