Raid 5 Recovery

  • Standard Service (2 - 3 Days) - £495
  • Express Service (2 Days) - £895
  • Critical Service (1 Day) - £1495
Raid 5 Recovery

No Fix? No Fee!

In 99.9% of cases we successfully recover your data; if we can’t however there is no charge to you.

Laptop data recovery

No Job Too Large or Small

We provide data recovery services to a variety of businesses, organisations and home PC users.

Laptop on charge

Super Quick Recovery Times

We pride ourselves on providing the fastest and most reliable Data Recovery in London.

Laptop in use

Contact Us

Problems with RAID 5 controllers and Partitions:

RAID 5 array is actually more fragile than you think, and it can fail quite easily. You need a professional data recovery experts with great experience so that you can ensure that the data is not lost if there is a problem. You may find that there are various things that can go wrong and the signals are quite clear. In this section we will look at the most common RAID 5 failure types:

Mechanical Failure with the RAID 5 Hard Drive:

A mechanical issue normally presents as clicking and buzzing noises. If you experience beeping or buzzing noises, this can mean that the motor inside the RAID hard drive has simply failed. If a clicking noise occurs, this often means that the drive has experienced a knock or other physical issue. Turn off your computer and get in touch with a recognized RAID 5 data recovery professional.

Rebuild Issues with RAID 5 Drives:

Contrary to popular opinion, RAID 5 rebuilds are actually very difficult to get right. Too many factors have to be in place for a RAID rebuild to work. All the hard disk drive members have to be in place and working at full capacity, for example. Unfortunately, a failed rebuild attempt is a very popular reason for drives experiencing huge difficulties. We have the experience and the skills required to ensure that a RAID 5 failing does not mean the end of your data.

RAID 5 Failures due to Electronic Issues:

Power spikes and power surges can effectively kill your RAID 1 drive and cause problems with firmware. The firmware looks after the communications between the computer and the RAID drive. If this kind of thing occurs your drive will simply stop working. We are able to recover data lost in situations like this.

Problems with RAID 5 controllers and RAID 5 Partitions:

These are common, and are often because customers try to replace the card. Incompatibility issues, among many others, can cause the drive to shut down. Missing partitions are common due to rebuilds going wrong. Thankfully, we have the expertise to find any missing data and retrieve it quickly.

Featured Article


I need some help with a RAID 5 array running on a Dell PowerEdge 2600 server. This array has recently been displaying some problems and error codes. The main problem is that the server won’t boot up, and there is an error message saying that one of the hard drives in the array has bad sectors on it. This is preventing me from viewing files on the drives, including a lot of data which is relevant to my work, which I really must have. I need some help with this device, and I don’t know what else I can do to get it to recover. I am thinking that the bad drive must be the RAID 0 drive, and that I will have to swap out the drive, but the data needs to be recovered first.


I am running a QNAP TS 879 which recently suffered a crash after a firmware installation. This problem first appeared during the rebooting process after the upgrade of the new firmware. The QNAP system restarted as usual, but then immediately turned itself off and tried to reboot again. I am now having to power cycle the server to get it to stay up for more than 5 minutes. The main concern I have is that I have been running a RAID 5 array connected to it, and the hard drives in the array appear to be struggling with the after-effects of that crash. This has now resulted in a complete failure of the RAID 5 array, and the fact that I can’t view any data on the drives. I have tried taking the array and installing it onto another computer which uses a different system to the QNAP. This is not worked, and I am now desperate. I need to get back the data contained on the server, as it is very important.

Client Testimonials

“ I tried two other data recovery companies in London but they could not recover my precious data. Thank goodness I found yourselves. Advanced Data Recovery London recovered everything including accounts and vat files. ”

Nicole Coutts, Bromley, London, UK

“ Thanks guys for the fast, professional and the regular communication regarding my data recovery, I will recommend you to all my clients. ”

Gerrard McKeown, Newham, London, UK

“ I know it's your job to recover data but we would have been lost without yourselves! I would be happy to recommend anyone in London that I know should they require a data recovery. ”

Sophia White, Merton, London, UK

“ On behalf of my entire family I would like to say a big thank you for retrieving our family photos going back 10 years. I can't actually believe you have been able to recover all the data for us. ”

Josephine Wright, Hackney, London, UK

“ Thanks for doing the work to recover my data. Your knowledge and cusomer service keeping me informaed every step of the way was very reassuring. ”

Aaron Shannon, Westminister, London, UK

“ Many thanks for saving my data, you have saved all my daya files. It was a pleasure to do business with you and I will be in contact if I have any further problems. ”

Darren Brand, Camden, London, UK

“ Thank you so much for a fantastic data recovery service and some great advice as well. My only regret is that I didn't find you earlier. ”

Anthony Ruffles, Brent, London, UK