Data recovery raid 0 is a non-redundant array that consists of two disks. It features one of the highly valuable tools for all types of raid arrays. Using raid 0, it’s possible to recover data when all disks are available. If you have a failed disk, only then can you try raid 0. However, before you try data recovery raid 0, it’s important that you understand what caused the failure.
The raid 0 array failure can come after one or several member disks fail. On the other hand, it can result from other problems not associated with member disks. Before you recover data from raid 0 array, you need to determine the configuration. The Raid 0 configuration includes; the number of the member disks, the disk order, block size and the start offset on the disks.
Steps to follow during data recovery raid 0
· Establish the order in which physical disks have been arranged in the array
· Identify the size of the strip
· Make sure you back up all the relevant data like partition information and MBR from all drives
· Recreate raid 0 array and ensure you correct the settings
· Restore partition information and MBR to the file system
Manual data recovery raid 0
First, determine the disk order manually using the log-files and timestamps. A member disk must be used to determine the next fragment. Secondly, identify the first disk using a disk viewer tool. You should search the member disks for boot sector in case of software raid and MBR for hardware raid. Thirdly, determine the block/stripe size by going through the possible values.
For example, 128 sectors for raid 0 are used in windows. For a software raid 0, you should use the standard value. Lastly, determine start offset on the member disks. In case of a hardware raid, the data offsets once the hard drive is started. Similarly, when a software raid is used, the offset is identical to all member disks.
Since the manual option is time-consuming and too complex, data recovery raid 0 can be done with software.