QNAP RAID 0 Recovery

For 2-disk QNAP devices, possible array types are RAID1, RAID0, and JBOD. The RAID0 array type is rarely chosen for data storage because this array type does not have data redundancy. This means that if one of the disks fails, all data is lost forever. This is the main disadvantage of a RAID0 array, and the main advantage of RAID0 is the increase in both read and write speed as compared to a single disk. QNAP NAS devices, despite all their reliability, can break down for several reasons:

As a rule, two disks QNAP devices use a RAID1 array.

As stated earlier, if one of the disks fails, you will not be able to recover the data yourself. The only way to get your data back is to send the broken disk to a special service, with the hope that they can fix it. Be prepared for the fact that such data recovery will be very expensive for you.

However, there are many reasons, not related to disk failure, when you cannot access data and need to recover the data. The most common reasons include:

  • Failure of QNAP box;
  • Array driver failure;
  • File system failure;
  • Accidental data deletion;
  • Volume formatting by mistake.

In all these cases, you can quite easily try to recover the data yourself. To do this, you will need to use a special software for recovering data from QNAP devices – ReclaiMe File Recovery.

How to recover data from QNAP RAID0

  1. Remove the drives from the QNAP device and connect them to the computer. It is advisable to connect the drives directly to the motherboard to the computer, because the reliability of such a connection is higher than via USB and the data transfer speed is noticeably faster.
  2. Download install and run the QNAP data recovery program – ReclaiMe File Recovery.
  3. Explore the list of devices offered for scanning and try to find a volume from QNAP. Often you will see many NAS volumes in the ReclaiMe software window, since NAS devices create many small partitions for their metadata. The volume containing user data is usually large.
  4. ReclaiMe reading QNAP volumes
  5. If you find a QNAP volume in the list, select it and start scanning by clicking the Start button. If the required volume is not there, or it is displayed in red, then skip the next step and go to step 7.
  6. Wait 3-5% of scanning, pause the software, and start checking the data. If the data is displayed correctly in the Preview window and the size of the recovered data is as expected, then you can stop scanning and start copying the data. The fact is that ReclaiMe is designed in such a way that in case of slight damage, it restores data within 5%.
  7. ReclaiMe software - file preview
  8. Buy an Ultimate license key and copy the recovered data to a prepared device.
  9. If the volume from QNAP is not displayed in ReclaiMe, then most likely the RAID array configuration is damaged. To restore it, you need to use another program – ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery.
  10. Download and install ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery.
  11. Select all drives from QNAP and click Start RAID0.
  12. QNAP RAID10 recovery
  13. Wait while the software determines the array parameters. Next, click Run ReclaiMe to recover files.
  14. ReclaiMe File Recovery will open in the RAID recovery mode and display only the volumes from the QNAP NAS.
  15. Select a volume and start scanning. Next, follow the recommendations from steps 5 and 6.

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