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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
The software offers expanded capabilities for effortless reconstruction and recovery of complex storage systems.

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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

Overview

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.

Technical specifications

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.

Minimal configuration:

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

Recommended configuration:

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.

Trial limitations:

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

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scn 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

screen 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.

screen 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.

screen 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.

Key features

image 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.

image 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.

image 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.

image 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.

image 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.

image 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: image_Windows image_Windows


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.
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When to use UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

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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.

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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.

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NAS recovery
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.

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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.