PITS Global Data Recovery Services possesses long-year experience and knowledge in RAID 50 data recovery. With more than 50 locations all over the US, we can recover lost data from the most complicated nested RAID arrays and data storage devices in the shortest timeframe possible.
Advantages of our data recovery services are:
- 24/7/365 Available Customer Service
- Money-Back Guarantee
- Security Protocols Followed
- Certified ISO Class 10 Cleanroom
- Local Pick-Up Options
- Free evaluation and overnight shipping
Our dedicated team of RAID recovery engineers has fixed multiple RAID 50 arrays, dealing with all manner of physical and logical degradation errors. The secret of our capabilities lies in:
- Our professional approach. In order to not waste your time and money for nothing, we provide a free evaluation. This way, we ensure if we can recover your failed device. In addition, after the evaluation is complete, we will inform you about timing turnaround and recovery cost.
- Responsible engineers. Hiring engineers, we were choosing the best from the best because we realize the value of lost essential data. Each engineer of our data recovery company is certified for a specific storage device (e.g., RAID, USB Flash Drive, SSD, and hard drive).
- Certified ISO Class 10 cleanroom facilities, latest data recovery tools, and developed RAID recovery software. We utilize only the best recovery products to repair RAID arrays carefully and safely.
Our specialists recovered thousands of failed storage devices over the past few years and still allow us to maintain a 99% data recovery success rate.
Definition of RAID 50 Arrays
Of all the RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems, RAID 50 is one of the more sophisticated, complex RAID levels. RAID 50 (also known as RAID 5+0) is very expensive because it optimizes performance with striping while employing disk parity to boost fault tolerance. Still, it offers an extra layer of performance and data security big enterprises place a premium on.
RAID 50 combines two sets of RAID 5 into striping RAID 0 and is called a hybrid RAID. The RAID 50 controller performs the standard “parity disk” calculation. This is what the RAID 5 array does in order to save data. RAID 50 also has the RAID 0 system’s efficiency, which stripes all the data underlying the RAID 5 parity units.
The goal of RAID 50 is to boost each sub RAID array’s best feature while further minimizing any deficiencies the systems have standing alone. We recommend RAID 50 array configuration to tech-savvy individuals desiring excellent performance while favoring parity fault tolerance.
Advantages of RAID 50 Array:
- Several times faster than RAID 5 and even rivals RAID 10 processing speed
- Faster rebuilts, better writing performance and data protection than RAID 5
- Better data redundancy by having parity over mirroring technique
- In some cases can withstand multiple disk drive failures
- Offers better storage capacity than RAID 10 array
Disadvantages of RAID 50 Arrays:
- Very cost-prohibitive
- Requires a minimum of six drives
- The complex, labor-intensive process of installing RAID 50 controller
- Slow disk recovery time (due to rebuilding time calculated through parity, instead of a simple “mirroring”)
- Not universally supported by all storage arrays (e.g., EMC AX4 data storage unit)
- Less storage than regular RAID 5 array (extra room needed for more parity disks)
- Multiple drive failures in the same underlying RAID 5 array can fry the entire system & cause complete data loss
Causes of RAID 50 Disk Failures
As with all storage array hardware, the RAID drives are vulnerable to logical or physical damage, overheating, and flooding. You should make sure your RAID systems get plenty of ventilation. Additionally, the array needs to be safe from accidental smashing or spills.
For the logical failure, RAID 50 is most susceptible to having multiple drives fail. The only hope is the drives don’t fail within the same underlying RAID 5 array. That would make the RAID 50 data recovery service exponentially more challenging to perform.
If you notice a dip in your RAID 50 array’s performance, run a diagnostics to check if any single disk fails. For this purpose, you can contact our customer service and speak directly to a data recovery specialist. It would be better if you did it before the second drive dies, leaving you in a desperate situation for data retrieval.
Some of the common causes of RAID 50 failures are:
Physical Causes of RAID 50 Failures
- Damage causing scratching to the disk platters
- Damage to other component pieces, affecting I/O performance
- Drops or accidental breakage
- Overheating of the device due to misuse or poor ventilation
Logical Causes of RAID 50 Failures
- Disk error or degradation due to power surge/outage/unplugged cable
- Operating system related corruptions
- RAID controller failure
- Multiple disk failure within the same underlying RAID 5 array
RAID 50 Recovery Experts
PITS Global Data Recovery Services provides a free evaluation for RAID 50 arrays. In addition, we offer emergency data recovery services for those who need their RAID 50 recovered ASAP. Our data recovery experts can handle the most critical cases in the shortest timeframe possible. The emergency data recovery process takes only 8-48 hours.
They have successfully recovered essential business file systems from challenging RAID 50 data storage devices and helped organizations restore their operations. We have the experience, tools, and enough resources to handle an enormous amount of data processing.
If you just experienced catastrophic data loss with your RAID 50 volumes, you should turn it off to prevent further damage and contact us at (888) 611 0737 or fill in the request form to start your case.