Rescue Data from Single Disk Raid

“Hi, I was using my PC as usual, but suddenly some problem occurred and the system rebooted two to three times. I removed all the connections from the plug points to the PC. Then after sometime when I tried turning on my PC, it is not getting ON. I have only one disk and not partitioned it. I don’t know how can I recover data from RAID array of computer hard drive. Can you please suggest a way for restoring data from single disk RAID array? Thanks in advance...”

RAID is a technology which binds all hard drives as one logical drive. In the above case, you have only one hard drive and data of even single hard disk without partition will be stored using RAID technology. When data from drive of your computer is deleted or lost, the RAID array can be read by suitable data recovery software. Hence there is no need to lose hope when data is lost from your computer from single RAID disk in the scenarios as listed below:

  • Raid Array Re-Initialization: When RAID array gets re-initialized, all data on the drive of your computer will be lost. The RAID may re-initialize due to firmware up-gradation failure or by human errors
  • File System Corruption: File system of your single hard disk without partition may get corrupt for several reasons like virus attack or logical faults, etc.
  • RAID Controller Failure: RAID controller is the hardware which controls RAID array functionality. The controller may fail for various reasons making your data on your single drive inaccessible

Whatever may be the reason for loss of data on your single RAID disk; you can scan and perform RAID data recovery easily using Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software.

RAID disk data recovery software

Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software helps you retrieve data lost from RAID array in any data loss scenario. This program has the capability to scan RAID array thoroughly and produce a copy of single RAID drive data on your computer. This utility is capable of retrieving data from different RAID technologies implemented on the hard drives like RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 5 arrays. The application supports data restoration from SCSI, IDE, PATA, ATA, SATA and other hard drive as well as external hard disk interfaces on your PC. The tool can even retrieve data from external storage drives on computer like portable hard drives, flash drives, memory cards, iPod, FireWire Drives, etc. Try the demo version of this hard drive data recovery tool on PC/laptop that is working with Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 operating systems for practical experience of using the software.

Procedural steps to recover data from single RAID disk:

  • Download Yodot Hard Drive Recovery software on your PC and install it
  • Run the tool and select ‘Partition Recovery’ from main screen
  • Then select hard drive icon of computer and click on ‘Next’
  • Select the drive representing single RAID array from list of storage drives identified by the computer
  • In the next screen, you can select file types which you want to recover from RAID array
  • Then, software starts scanning your single RAID disk and displays the result in few minutes
  • View recovery result in ‘Data View’ and ‘File Type View’
  • Select a file and click on “Preview” option to view it
  • Save restored files using “Save” option on your computer


  • Keep backup of important files on an external drive to restore in case of RAID failure
  • Remove viruses on your RAID array by regularly scanning using anti-virus software

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