Data Recovery stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks; formerly it stood for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. RAID is used for data redundancy and/ or performance improvement. When you talk about recovering data in general, you are referring to recovery of files and folders. But in case of RAID recovery, it refers to recovering configuration parameters.
At first, RAID had only five levels. But later on many other variations came into play. In case of RAID 1 level, a RAID recovery is not required. RAID 1 involves data mirroring and the mirror holds two identical copies of data. However, a file Data Recovery may be required in case of RAID 1. In an automatic mode, the RAID recovery software recovers corrupted RAID data.
The RAID recovery software permits manual operation while being able to detect the exact kind of original RAID array. The main priority of this software is to first recover and back up everything before fixing the corrupted array. Even broken RAID arrays can be recovered using this recovery software. ReclaiMe is a high rated and free RAID recovery software. It is user friendly and works with most of the RAID levels.
As RAID recovery recovers configuration parameters, Data Recovery is designed to do exactly that. It recovers configuration parameters like the disk order, the block size, start offset etcetera. Data Recovery is capable of working with hardware RAID, software RAID and NAS. The only limitation of Data Recovery is that it runs only on Windows. Therefore, Linux and Apple users will not be able to recover RAID data using the Data Recovery software.
Data Recovery has its own eBook to help in recovery of your RAID Youtube data in case you wish to do it yourself. It is easy to do so as it includes the solutions to any issue that you may face while recovering the RAID data by yourself.