True and False: RAID 1 Data Recovery

With a Raid 1 computer system, two or more hard drives are mirrored together to ensure redundancy from one drive to the next. That can protect you, at least in part, if you have damage to one of the drives you need to boot the system, or to store critical information.

Despite what you may read elsewhere, however, Raid 1 configurations do not offer complete protection against hard disk failure. On the one hand, having two hard disks fail would be incredibly unusual, but not impossible. A far more likely scenario is that files or sectors can become corrupted on one drive and then copied to another. For this reason, the redundancy of a Raid 1 setup is both a strength and a weakness.

Generally speaking, success rates on Raid 1 data recovery projects tend to be good, since there are two drives to take information from. You still want to work with an experienced team, though, and avoid automatic data recovery software packages that might copy corrupted files or overwrite information you need.

As with all forms of data recovery and hard drive repair, the key to getting what you need from a damaged Raid 1 configuration is working with a team that has a reputation for extraordinary results. Remember, getting files from a damaged hard drive is both an art and a science

— the more complicated your hard drive configuration is, the more important it is to have the right level expertise on your side.

Want to find out more about Raid 1 data recovery or see how we can help you? Call a member of the TTR team today.