Modern Day Data Storage and RAID Recovery

Keeping data safe is important for not only businesses, but the average person as well. Back in the 1990’s, the floppy disk used to be used to backup data. Now we use multiple hard drives, CDs, Blu-ray disks, USB sticks, microchips, and more.

Modern day HDDs (hard disk drives) usually hold between 1-2TB. RAID is a storage technology used in hard drives, which means ‘redundant array of independent disks’. There are currently RAID0, RAID1, RAID2, RAID3, RAID4, RAID5, and RAID6.

If you own a hard drive then you might want to know more about RAID recovery. If your hard drive breaks then can the data be recovered? This is a question that many people want to know after realising their HDD has broken. Because a HDD has broken doesn’t usually mean that all of your data has been lost. Usually, it is possible to retrieve at least some data from the broken RAID HDD. You can take the broken HDD to a specialist who will decide if the data on the broken HDD can be retrieved. You can also find software that will help assist in retrieving data from a broken HDD.

The average HDD has an average lifespan of between 4-15 years depending on the quality. You should always have a back-up hdd, which should be used to backup all data regularly.

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