RAID10 recovery

Despite of the fact that RAID 10 has most overhead among standard RAID layouts, it is subject to various breakdowns like disk failure, controller failure, and operator errors.

To recover RAID10 array you need to either pick up the disks forming RAID0 and then proceed with a RAID0 recovery, or to use ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery software and get the array configuration parameters automatically.

Manual RAID10 recovery

In order to reconstruct the parameters for a RAID10 (start offset, block size, disk order, and first disk) first you need to exclude member disks which contain the same data. To get rid of the excessive disks you can use any disk editor software which helps you to compare content on disks.

The remaining disks form a RAID0 array; therefore you need to proceed with recovery as described in the RAID0 recovery page.

RAID10 recovery with software

Nowadays, ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery is the only software which is capable of recovering RAID 10 configuration automatically. All you need to do is to connect all the available RAID10 member disks to a PC directly, launch RAID10 recovery and follow the instructions below.

  1. Download and install ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery software.
  2. Select all the available RAID10 member disks.
  3. Click Other RAIDs button and select Start RAID10 or 01.
  4. Once RAID recovery is completed, select one of the following output options depending on what you want to get:
    • If you want to recover data files by files from the RAID10 array, then click Run ReclaiMe to recover data button.
    • If you want to save the recovered array parameters in order to recover data later click Save layout to file (RAID XML) button.
    • If you want to extract data using some other data recovery software see at the Use with other data recovery software section. Note that the instructions are provided only for the software which is capable of recovering data from RAIDs. Otherwise you need to click Create the array image file first and then feed it to data recovery software.
    • If you are sure that the filesystem on the RAID10 array is not damaged you can try to get access to the array data. To do this click Write array to disk. However, in some cases you might have to reconstruct a partition table before accessing the data.