Dell Raid 5 Data Recovery

G Raid Raid 5 Recovery


I am using a Dell Poweredge RAID 5 array which has been in place for over a year. I recently experienced a failure with one of the drives in his array, and I don’t have a backup for all of the data which is stored on these drives. I removed the old drive, and put in a new one, trying to get the system to rebuild. It took several hours, and I eventually dozed off. However, when I awoke, I found that Windows was waiting for me to log on. I received a message to say that the array had been rebuilt, but when I opened up the array to download my data, I could see that a lot of files were not there, and others were labelled as unknown, or had red crosses in the corner. The majority of the files in the drives appear to have been damaged in some way. I would like a Raid Recovery Expert to recover the data which has been lost and also in restoring the documents and pictures which are now corrupted.


I have a NAS server which contains 3 hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration. I use the server in conjunction with a PC computer. I recently decided to upgrade the system by using Windows 7, and so I bought a legitimate copy of the OS from Microsoft, and installed it on one of the drives in the array. The other drives contain data which is connected to the Windows Vista OS I was operating before. I intend to replace the software back into Windows once the installation is complete. The problem is that I think that I have overwritten the data with the Windows 7 OS installation package. The reason I think this is that, when I ran the Vista package to try and recover the data, I got a message saying that “Windows could not open the file name”.

G Raid Raid 5 Recovery

When it comes to hard drive arrays the G Raid Raid 5 is an ample and popular choice for the user or network administrator who wants to ensure a hefty amount of information can be stored either in the home or office.

With this particular piece of hardware there are financial implications straight off the mark; this kind of hardware is not cheap and although a good investment in the long term it might seem like something of a drain on resources in the interim period. That said though the pros do far outweigh the cons when it comes to the amount of storage that one can achieve.

Raid 5 allows you, the user, to operate over several drives in an array especially if you are using graphic intensive software or applications that relay heavily on video for their source material.

The G Raid G-Speed eS allows the user to operate over Raid 0,1,5 or 10 while achieving storage capacities of 4TB and 16TB. One noticeable downside to this however is that this particular setup does not allow for the compatibility between Windows XP and other perhaps less prevalent 32-bit operating systems. More recent operating systems both on the Windows and Apple platforms can cope with the G Speed running at 4TB or 16TB.

As with all hard drives, be they RAID drives or simply the drive one might find in their own personal computer, there are problems and at we aim to help you solve those problems as and when they occur.

One major area for concern when it comes to using this setup is the Linux compatibility with a great many users reporting that after only a few hours usage the system reported that there were errors when it came to the rsync processes.

This is more evident on MAC OS systems where the system itself will not allow for the backup of any data after a certain point. That itself renders the disc (or discs) useless for the purposes of storing information; and as a result the array can ultimately be brought to a stop.

Although errors are reported they do not show up when it comes to examining the log files for reported hardware issues.

Bringing the array to a stop can result in the loss of information transfer and also an inability on behalf of the Raid to identify the drives contained therein. A direct result of this means that no matter how many times you reboot the system the drives are not recognized so therefore no information can be retrieved or indeed stored.
Similar errors have been reported on Windows setups, which is why is on hand to help you retrieve your lost data.