The digital world has a lot going for it but there are things we need to remember that sometimes slip our minds: it is not unbreakable and it is not all-knowing. While technology can increase our effectiveness with our personal and professional lives when it breaks down or doesn’t work like it’s supposed to it can throw our entire lives into chaos. Many businesses employ RAID servers with their electronics because it is efficient and quick when you’ve got multiple people trying to upload and download information all at the same time. However, if your RAID fails then you can find your business in a heap of trouble. Suddenly files aren’t accessible and work grinds to a halt. Fixing your RAID quickly is going to spell the future for your business.
Of course not all RAID systems are the same and there may be special circumstances to consider when you are looking for a company to help you recover your data. Network Attached Storage, or NAS, RAID systems are going to require different methods than those which are not attached. The way NAS works is by having your drives in a specific station which is then connected to the network. These towers generally do not have a keyboard or monitor attached to them as their main function is for storage. These devices are will require a specified recovery process in comparison to basic RAID setups.
There are some companies out there that can do RAID recovery for you either by you sending the broken RAID servers to their facilities or by remote access. One way to recover your NAS RAID is by removing the hard drives from their storage tower and connecting them to a computer which will allow you to start the recovery process.
Depending on the reason for the failure there are a few options you can look into. There are some companies that will do a remote recovery. This means you need to give them access to your systems through an online connection and they will poke around and figure out the problem. If it’s a physical problem, which means there is actually something wrong with the disc itself, you will have no choice but to send the disc away for service or to have a technician come into your office and take a look at it.
If you are looking into a service to send your broken setup away there are things you need to look into. First off, you want to look into the credentials of the technicians who will be working on your server. Most websites for the different recovery agencies out there will list the credentials their technicians have. You want to ensure that the people who will be working on your stuff have experience in NAS recovery and RAID recovery. It’s not the same as basic data recovery and you want to make sure that your information doesn’t suffer further damage by an incorrect recovery. They need to know that connection to a PC is required for them to recovery your data.
Another you should look into when you are researching a service is the encryption and security they have. Many places will have round the clock surveillance and military-grade encryption so you don’t have to worry about your data taking a walk without notice. Many services will also provide customer service 24/7 so you can send an e-mail, make a phone call or even engage in online chat to find out the status of your recovery. Best of all are the companies that provide you with a detailed estimate as to exactly what is broken and what needs to be fixed so that you don’t have any unwelcomed surprises.