Data Recovery Horsham: Our recovery engineers have been helping clients just like you to retrieve data from the drives and ‘nodes’ that have failed within a wide range of Storage Area Networks (SANs), Network Assisted Storage (NAS) and ‘virtual clusters’ such as those created by the HP P4000/4500 series ‘StoreVirtual’ arrays. If you are having trouble accessing the data on a network storage device or RAID array call us today on 01273 964902.
The number of companies and businesses using RAID arrays, ‘virtual clusters’ running on either IP or Ethernet protocol, or network assisted storage (NAS) has increased over the last 5 years as the cost of purchasing and installing such a setup has become much more cost effective than when the technology was first introduced. Our data recovery Horsham engineers have been called upon to help many clients (new and old) to recover data from said devices after they have suffered a failure that has left the users of the network unable to access the data they need across the devices.
Hewlett Packard, Dell, IBM, Samsung, Acer and many other companies have now begun to produce such equipment for use in the small to medium sized business arena and as the technology is now becoming more commonplace so too unfortunately are the problems caused by drives within the setups that have failed and left network users without access to their data stored across the network.
Our RAID recovery service helps to regain data from storage devices on a network that has failed for a whole host of reasons – problems with general wear and tear on the components, use of sub-standard components in the build, firmware corruption, software and hardware controller conflicts – the list is extensive and as such we find that we are called upon with increasing regularity to help the computer users of Horsham and West Sussex.
RAID controller failures – hardware or software?
When using a RAID device on a network the unit itself will either be controlled by its own internal controller (this is more likely in newer models) or a controller card that has been installed within a PC that has been attached to it to act as a server and gateway for access by other users on the network. Some RAID devices use a software controller via a PC but whether its hardware or software the controller can malfunction and leave it impossible to gain access to the data retained on the RAID setup; and this is where our data recovery Horsham engineers come in.
Have you replaced a drive in your RAID array only to find the rebuild didn’t work? Is your most up-to-date data not accessible on a mirrored drive in a RAID array? If the answer is yes then call our data recovery Horsham engineers today on 01273 964902 and speak to them about an initial diagnosis of the situation and a no obligation quote (our quote may include an additional charge if the drive has been mechanically damaged). If you are happy that we can recover your data we ask that you send the affected drive to us (the entire device is not necessary as we produce an image of the affected drive) to us here at our data recovery Horsham and West Sussex centre. You can do this by post, courier or in person if you are in urgent need of a recovery.
On receipt of the device our data recovery Horsham staff will make a definite diagnosis of the problem and come back to you via email with a list of all files and folders that can be recovered (if the data exceeds our standard allowance of 30GBs we ask that you purchase an external storage device from us) and if you are happy to continue we ask that you make payment to us by BACS, credit card or debit card. Having received payment we will recover your data to a new storage device and return it to you by next day courier. To find out more about how we can help recover your data from a malfunctioning RAID device call us today on 01273 964902; our data recovery centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm as are our telephone lines.