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RAID 0 - Data Recovery Services

(performance optimization through data striping)

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RAID 0 (Redundant Array of Independent Disks), also known as striping, is a data storage configuration that combines multiple physical hard drives into a single logical drive. While RAID 0 excels in performance enhancement, it lacks redundancy. Unlike other RAID levels, where data is duplicated or parity information is stored to facilitate recovery in case of drive failure, RAID 0 offers no data protection. If one drive fails, the entire array can be compromised, leading to potential data loss.
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Wildfire Data Recovery is a certified, Australian owned data recovery business

success rate of recovery 98%

(average score from 5,278 RAID 0 data recoveries)

  • No Data, No Fee Policy: A "no data, no fee" policy is a customer-centric approach that assures our Wildfire Data Recovery clients won't be charged unless their RAID data recovery is successful. If our WDR engineers are unable to retrieve above >99% of the lost data, our clients won't incur any data recovery fees. This policy aligns the interests of the recovery service with our client's goal of data retrieval.

  • Expertise and Experience: Wildfire Data Recovery offers a team of highly skilled and experienced Australian-certified data recovery professionals with years of individual experience. These hand-picked data recovery engineers are well-versed in handling complex RAID 0 configurations and understand the intricacies of the technology, allowing them to efficiently diagnose and address data loss issues.

  • Customized Approach: Each RAID 0 setup can be unique, with varying levels of data loss and configuration complexities. It can be a business or a private RAID. This is why we offer a tailored approach to RAID 0 data recovery services. We analyse the specific RAID setup and data loss scenario to create a customized recovery plan. This personalised, bespoke strategy improves the chances of successful data retrieval while maintaining the integrity of the array.

  • Emergency Services and Quick Turnaround: Data loss due to RAID 0 failure can be detrimental to businesses and individuals alike. Top-tier recovery services like Wildfire Data Recovery Brisbane understand this urgency and this is why we offer emergency services with fast turnaround times to all clients. Our engineers prioritise rapid assessment, recovery, and delivery of recovered data to minimise downtime and its associated losses.

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Our transparent service means you only pay if we can recover your data.

We hire only the best, so that you receive the best, its a simple philosophy here at WDR. Data recovery is highly complex and technical field of IT, that recovers years of dedication that go above and beyond any courses that one can take.


All of our Wildfire Data RAID 0 recovery services contribute to a client-focused approach that emphasises transparency, minimises financial risk for the client, and showcases the confidence and expertise of the WDR RAID 0 engineering team. However, it's important to thoroughly review the terms and conditions associated with these policies, as there might be certain limitations or exceptions.

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RAID 0 data recovery can be challenging and complex due to the lack of redundancy in the RAID 0 configuration. If a drive fails in a RAID 0 array, the data stored on that drive and the entire array can become inaccessible. 

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RAID 0 is best for storage that is noncritical but requires high-speed reads and writes. Caching live streaming video and video editing are common uses for RAID 0 due to speed and performance. Disk striping without data redundancy may be used for temporary data, scratch space or situations where a master copy of the data is easily recoverable from another storage devices.

❗️ NOTE: In a RAID 0 array, each piece of data is broken down into smaller segments, or "stripes," and these stripes are alternately written to different drives in the array. When reading or writing data, multiple drives work in parallel, allowing for concurrent data transfer. This results in impressive read and write speeds

"If one drive in a RAID 0 fails, then the data on the entire system is lost and only a professional data recovery company can retrieve your files."


  • RAID 0 Disk Damage: Whether due to physical issues like head crashes, motor failures, or electronic component malfunctions, our experts are skilled at recovering data from damaged RAID 0 disks, ensuring minimal data loss. Check out our Hard Drive Data Recovery services page for more information.

  • RAID 0 Controller Failure: In the event of a RAID controller failure, which can lead to data corruption or loss of access to the array, we have the expertise to diagnose the issue and retrieve data from affected RAID 0 setups.

  • Accidental Deletion or Formatting: Accidentally deleting files or formatting a RAID 0 array can result in data loss. Our specialized techniques can recover these lost files, even when the array's striping structure seems compromised.

  • Multiple Drive Failure: When more than one drive fails within a RAID 0 array, data can become inaccessible. Our customized recovery methods help salvage data from such complex scenarios.

  • RAID 0 Array Rebuild Issues: Many of our Wildfire Data Recovery RAID clients present with failed attempts at rebuilding a RAID 0 array. This can exacerbate data loss and make a complex data loss situation worse. Our experienced team can intervene, reconstructing the array and recovering the lost data.

  • Data Fragmentation: The striping nature of RAID 0 can lead to data fragmentation, making recovery challenging. Our methods are designed to piece together fragmented data and restore its integrity.

  • Corrupted Parity or Metadata: Corruption in RAID 0 metadata or parity information can disrupt data access. Our experts can repair these issues and recover the data.

  • Unsupported RAID Reconfigurations: Incorrect attempts to reconfigure RAID 0 arrays can result in data loss. Our specialists can restore proper configurations and recover your data.

The above RAID 0 Data Recovery Services are just a summary of the most popular ones offered by Wildfire Data Recovery. For more services, please contact us.


At Wildfire Data Recovery we see a large host of reasons for RAID data loss. Some can be basic logical issues; others can be highly intricate and complex multiple disk physical failures. Our engineers have selected 2 of the most common RAID 0 data loss scenarios we see here in our Brisbane workshop and listed them below:

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Drive failure in a RAID 0 can be catastrophic and it is also the main reason our clients present to our data recovery offices. RAID 0 does not offer any redundancy, so if one drive fails in the array, it can lead to data loss for the entire array. Drive failures can occur due to mechanical issues, electronic failures, or other hardware malfunctions.

❗️ DID YOU KNOW: RAID redundancy means having an extra layer of protection for your data in a RAID setup. It involves using additional drives to store copies of your data or special information that helps recover data if a drive fails.
For example, in RAID 1, your data is duplicated across multiple drives, so if one drive fails, the other drive still has an exact copy of all your data. This redundancy ensures that your data remains accessible and safe even if one drive stops working.
Having redundancy in a RAID configuration helps protect your data from drive failures and allows for easy replacement of faulty drives without losing any information. It adds an extra layer of security and ensures that your data remains available and protected.
  • RAID 0 Disk and Data Corruption: Disk corruption is a significant threat to data stored on RAID 0 arrays. It refers to the corruption of data at the physical or logical level of a storage device. In a RAID 0 setup, where data is striped across multiple drives without redundancy, disk corruption can have a severe impact on the overall array and the data it contains.

How Disk Corruption Can Lead to Data Loss in RAID 0:

  • Data Inaccessibility: When one or more disks in a RAID 0 array experience corruption, the data on those disks can become unreadable. Since data is distributed across all disks in a striped fashion, the corruption of even a single disk can impact the integrity of the entire array.

  • Loss of Data Stripe: In RAID 0, data is divided into stripes, and each stripe is written to a different disk. If a disk becomes corrupted, the stripe it contains becomes compromised. This disrupts the logical sequence of data, making it difficult to reconstruct and retrieve the original information.

  • Spread of Corruption: In RAID 0, corrupted data from one disk can potentially spread to other disks through the striped arrangement. This can amplify the extent of data corruption and make recovery more challenging.

❗️ RAID 0 DATA CORRUPTION: In the case of RAID 0, data corruption can happen if there are errors or flaws in the storage process.
For example, let's imagine you have a RAID 0 array with three drives and you're storing a large video file across those drives. During the writing process, if a power outage occurs or there's a sudden disruption in the data transfer, it can lead to incomplete or inconsistent data being stored on the drives. This incomplete or inconsistent data is considered corrupted.
Similarly, if one of the drives in the RAID 0 array encounters a hardware malfunction or a bad sector (a damaged portion of the drive), it can result in the data stored on that drive becoming corrupted. Since RAID 0 does not have redundancy or error-checking mechanisms, the corrupted data can affect the overall integrity and usability of the array.

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RAID 0 is especially suitable for small businesses and private clients that prioritise performance over data redundancy. If the stored data is non-critical or can be easily reproduced or backed up elsewhere, RAID 0 can offer the performance benefits needed without the added costs of redundancy.

  • Cost Efficiency: RAID 0 does not require additional drives for redundancy, making it a cost-effective choice for small businesses. All the available drives can be utilized for storage, maximizing the storage capacity without investing in extra drives solely for redundancy purposes.

  • Simplified Setup and Maintenance: RAID 0 is relatively simple to set up and maintain compared to other RAID levels. This makes it suitable for small businesses with limited IT resources or technical expertise. It can be easily implemented and managed without extensive configuration or ongoing monitoring.

  • Increased Storage Capacity: RAID 0 combines the capacities of multiple drives into a single logical drive. This allows small businesses to have more storage space available, which can be useful for storing large files, databases, or archives without the need for external storage solutions.

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RAID 0 is suitable for small businesses that prioritize performance over data redundancy. If the stored data is non-critical or can be easily reproduced or backed up elsewhere, RAID 0 can offer the performance benefits needed without the added costs of redundancy.


While great at increasing available storage for a cheaper price, RAID 0 systems have major drawbacks. They DO NOT provide any redundancy or data protection. Since the data is striped across multiple drives without any duplication or parity information, the failure of a single drive in the RAID 0 array can result in complete data loss for the entire array. If any drive fails, the data on that drive and the entire RAID 0 array becomes inaccessible. Due to this, RAID 0 is often used in scenarios where speed is prioritized over data protection, such as in video editing, gaming, or other applications that require large amounts of sequential data access.

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While we can help in many situations, unfortunately data recovery isn't always possible from NAS devices. Below is a quick summary of the most common RAD 0 data loss presentation we recieve here at WDR.


  • Drive failure leading to data inaccessibility.

  • RAID 0 Disk corruption resulting from physical damage.

  • Logical disk corruption due to file system issues.

  • Multiple drive failures within the RAID 0 array.

  • Data loss due to improper RAID member disk swapping.

  • Corrupted parity or metadata affecting data access.

  • File system corruption disrupting data retrieval.

  • Operating system failures rendering RAID 0 data inaccessible.

  • Unintentional overwrites leading to data loss.

  • Power surges damaging RAID 0 disks.

  • Power outages or sudden shutdowns resulting in corrupted data.

  • Data loss due to aging or failing drives.

  • Firmware or software corruption causing data inaccessibility.


  • Data overwritten multiple times.

  • Corruption spread beyond repair.

  • Missing or erased RAID configuration data.

  • Data stored only on failed drives.

  • Simultaneous multiple drive failures.

  • Severe physical damage to all drives.

It's important to note that each data loss scenario is unique, and the success of data recovery depends on several factors such as the severity of the damage, the expertise of the data recovery specialists, and the available resources and technologies.


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We routinely recover inaccessible emails, texts, photos, contacts, videos and any other data types from Apple devices that have suffered file system corruption, physical damage, file deletion, liquid or fire damage. We can recover data from Apple’s entire line of products, including the latest models

At Wildfire DATA Recovery we never provide an official quote until our engineers have had an opportunity to diagnose your hard drive within our workshop. While we can provide estimations based on our client's descriptions of their hard drive issues, these will most likely change once our engineers evaluate your hard drive.

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"It is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Our RAID 0 data recovery process is customised for every client."



Once we process and diagnose our client's device(s) we complete a comprehensive diagnostic report. It marks on the total costs (inc. projected costs) of the recovery, the chance of success, the issue with the hard drive and why it requires data recovery services and finally the expected date of completion. We offer our customers a comprehensive diagnostic report free of charge with our standard service, to find the root of the failure and allow our engineers to find the right path to recovery.



Following the completion of our comprehensive recovery report, we complete our diagnostic and consultation services with our clients and provide a projected success rate for their particular device and failure (these success rates are based on thousands of recoveries). Once the diagnostics are completed buy our experienced data recovery engineers, and the data recovery options are clear, we provide a firm no-obligation price quote. This quote can always be rejected by our clients and they can take their device and shop around.



Once our clients provide us with the green light and approve the quote and the comprehensive report, our engineers conduct the invasive hard drive repairs and if necessary, use custom-designed, in-house, tools to recreate file systems and partition table information our clients need to progress to the next level of hard drive data recovery. This step can take a number of days, to a number of weeks depending on the complexiety of the hard drive failure. For example, a LEVEL 1 Logic Hard Drive Data Recovery may take 2-5 days, while a LEVEL 4 Complex Mechanical Hard Drive Failure can take up to 4 weeks or longer. 

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