UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
The application efficiently combines low-level data analysis and management with data recovery tools.
- Data recovery for most cases
- Fast file system state evaluation
- Recovery from replaced file systems
- Embedded RAID Builder
- Optimal for NAS recovery
- Usability extensions
With the set of functions contained in UFS Explorer Standard Recovery this software includes embedded RAID-Builder tool which organizes smooth operations on
RAID-storages of any level. UFS Explorer RAID Recovery allows users to build, edit and save virtual RAID configuration. Advanced software techniques enable
building RAID-system not only from a set of physical disks but also from disk images. Moreover, the program includes VIM-Import tool allowing users to import
Runtime Software virtual image files (.vim) for further operations. Increased software convenience provides effortless editing of RAID configurations.
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery enables determining and setting the following RAID-parameters: start sector, drive order, block size etc. and modifying created
configuration, if necessary. In addition, the software includes hexadecimal viewer for brief data analysis on partitions and disks essential for creating
correct RAID configuration. You can save created RAID configuration as a file to any selected destination and later download it for further operations.
The software manages automatic load of certain standard RAID configuration types.
The software is adjusted to work with:
file systems on disk images, virtual disks,
RAID storages etc. without the need of prior scanning.
See UFS Explorer in action
Besides complex RAID-systems, UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is applicable to other storages. Additionally, you can recover lost files from your PC, USB flash
drives, memory cards of your photo/video camera, external hard drives, virtual machines or disk image files. The software ensures safety of your data by
working in read-only mode. This program doesn't require any prior technical skills and thus is perfect for both home and professional RAID reconstruction
and data recovery tasks.
The software can be installed on Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac OS and Linux.
Supported host operating systems:
Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later
Apple Mac OS X: version 10.7 and above
Linux: Debian Linux 6.0 (or compatible) and above
Supported host computer architectures:
Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86) - all operating systems
AMD64 (x86-64) - all operating systems
The software works with file systems of Windows (FAT, ExFAT, NTFS), Mac OS (HFS, HFS+), Linux (Ext, UFS, XFS).
Supported file systems for recovery:
NTFS: ull support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery, recovery after
format and recovery after file system damage
FAT/FAT32: full support: data access, search for lost partitions, deleted files recovery, recovery after formatting
and recovery after file system damage
SGI XFS: full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery, recovery
after formatting and recovery after file system damage. Support of NAS devices and custom servers
Apple HFS+: full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery and
recovery after file system damage
Linux JFS (JFS2): full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery,
recovery after formatting and recovery after file system damage
Ext2-Ext4: full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery, recovery
after file system damage. Support of both NAS and custom servers
ReiserFS: full support: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery, deleted files recovery, recovery
after formatting and recovery after file system damage
UFS/UFS2: data access, search for lost partitions, RAID recovery for both little-endian and big-endian variations.
Recovery after file system damage. Very limited support of recovery of deleted data
HFS: legacy Apple file system supported in data access mode only (copying files and folders from HFS file system)
RAID support – virtual RAID building and reading.
Recovery of complex RAID storages:
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix
Supported are most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID0, RAID1E, RAID3, RAID5, RAID6, RAID7 etc
RAID6, RAID7 etc
RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E etc
Supported are custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM
System requirements – supported OS, 1 Gb RAM, free 20 Mb.
any supported operating systems
at least 20MB of free disk space for software executable files
at least 1GB RAM
Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD
64 bit version of any supported operating system
over 1GB of free disk space for program and temporary files
at least 2GB RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
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Trial version limits – there are file sizes and “Save” functions limitations in the trial version.
The software copies files with the size under 768KB only
"Save" function of certain hexadecimal viewer/editor dialogs is disabled
How to recover data with UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
To install the program, download the installation file. Be sure to
have minimal technical configuration to run the file.
If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, usually
containing the name of the software in its name, e.g. raisedr.exe. Open the file under root privileges or enter
the administrator password, in case you are a simple user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.
NEVER download or install the software to the storage (drive, flash drive, RAID etc.) you have lost data from.
This can result to permanent data loss leaving no chances for recovery. In case of data loss from a partition,
it is highly recommended to shut down the system and consider using UFS Explorer Emergency Recovery CD.
Read full setup instruction
After starting the application you will see the navigation tree
on the left side of the tab, where all the opened storages will be shown, as well as partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID).
You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level container or use the “Open” tool. In case when you don’t see the required storage,
use the 'Refresh storages' tool to reset the tree of attached storages.
You can also choose specific files and folders if needed further on. Then, press the “Recover” button to start the process.
Before the exact recovery the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the storage size.
It's strongly recommended to save scan result project. If you save scan result, you won't need to scan the storage once again.
The final step is analyzing the scan results. The scan result shows users all files and folders available for recovery. The simple
interface allows users to browse and copy files just like in an original file system, making the recovery procedure easy and fast.
This means, required files and folders can be saved using all the same tools in Explorer. Users only need to choose the lost file
or folder and follow the steps to save it or to make a copy in the specified destination folder.
NEVER save just recovered files to the source storage. The file data (contents) for recovery is still read from the
source drive; this means the software may overwrite file contents. Use separate storages to recover the data.
Embedded RAID reconstruction tool
The software contains RAID-Builder, an instrument for assembling storages based on RAID technology. The instrument
allows reconstructing standard Levels 0, 3, 5, 6 and JBOD as well as nested Levels 50 and 60.
RAID assembly from virtual disks
The software works with virtual environment as efficiently as with hardware. Therefore, assembly of RAID storages
from a set of virtual disks and disk image files is also possible with this tool.
Perfect for NAS recovery
The embedded RAID Builder is an ideal tool for NAS recovery. The software recognizes RAID metadata on NAS drives
and suggests reconstructing RAID configuration automatically. Supported NAS models include the most popular devices
such as Buffalo Technology (TeraStation, LinkStation), Iomega, Synology, Intel etc.
Hexadecimal data analysis
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery allows viewing contents of disks, disk partitions and files in hexadecimal mode. The in-built
hexadecimal viewer may be helpful in defining RAID parameters such as drives order, parity distribution algorithm as well
as in examination of the overall disk consistency.
Data recovery from assembled storage
The application offers a complete set of tools that enable recovery of lost and deleted data from your RAID storage.
This includes tools for reconstruction of lost partitions, general system scan and deep files recovery with IntelliRAW rules.
Fits all types of storages
Beside RAID, the software deals with all types of other data storages, such as hard drives and USB storages, virtual disks and
disk images. You can apply this full-featured program to any other device if it happens to undergo the data loss problem.
Software testing and certification:
Windows version of UFS Explorer Professional Recovery has been tested to meet all technical requirements of
compatibility with Windows ® 7 and Windows ® 8 operating systems.
When to use UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
Disk images and virtual disks processing
The software allows opening disk images and virtual disks produced by virtual machines of the leading virtualization software retailers.
The software operates virtual disks and disk image files exactly as if they were physical disks and allows users to access or recover lost
data from disk images and virtual disks.
Embedded RAID recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery supports virtual reconstruction of RAID systems after controller or RAID metadata failure. The software virtually builds
RAID and reads its files and folders as if it was a real RAID storage. The software easily handles both simple RAID configurations and complex RAID.
RAID-on-RAID feature allows to build RAID configurations of high complexity.
Embedded RAID Builder is an ideal tool for common NAS recovery. UFS Explorer recognizes software RAID metadata on NAS drives and assists in virtual
RAID reconstruction automatically specifying drives order, RAID level, stripe size etc. The software does not require a separate license for RAID
module and thus allows evaluating entire data recovery process using a trial software copy.
Comprehensive files recovery
A set of tools integrated in the software provides solutions for the most common data loss cases, including file system formatting.
The software by either simply reading or conducing detailed analysis of file system metadata predicts the file allocation basing on the
file system specifics, other files allocations and file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.