- Distributed data recovery from remote computers over LAN
- Equally efficient work with locally attached storage devices
- Auto-reconstruction of various RAID configurations
- Adjustable RAID builder for manual RAID assembly
- Support of specific RAID patterns and other storage technologies
- Extensive options for creating disk images
- Instruments for work with defective drives and RAID sets
UFS Explorer Network RAID is a software solution designed to address common cases of data loss and ones related to complex RAID-based storage devices, with the possibility to perform data recovery over a Local Area Network. The program provides an opportunity to restore files from hard disk drives, USB sticks, memory cards and other electronic media attached to a remote computer as if they were connected directly to a local machine, without the need for physical transfer of the hardware. Moreover, a disk array can be assembled from components that are connected to multiple PCs, even if they run different operating systems. The software offers both automated and manual RAID assembly and supports a wide range of configurations, including standard, nested, custom layouts and specific technologies, like Drobo Beyond RAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID and ZFS RAID-Z.
Operations with drives connected to a DeepSpar Disk Imager device can also be carried out by UFS Explorer Network RAID via LAN and controlled by the software without the need for any third-party utilities. Furthermore, the application features other functionality for effective work with storages that have certain signs of physical damage. The software makes it possible to specify parameters as to storage reading, offers an embedded disk imager with configurable read timeout, block size, rules for skipping damaged sectors, etc. and supports maps with bad blocks generated during imaging, through the identification of a given pattern or produced by other compatible solutions.
Windows: NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT;
macOS: HFS+, APFS;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs;
BSD/Solaris: simple/stripe ZFS volumes.
Logical Disk Manager, Storage Spaces, Apple Software RAID, Fusion Drive (based on APFS), LVM, mdadm
Providing a partition table, information about Spans and Stripes of LVM2, AIX LVM, HP-UX LVM, Apple Software RAID
Giving a partition structure for MBR, Apple Partition Map, BSD/Adaptec/Solaris/Unix Slice Map, GPT, Novel, Intel Matrix
Drobo volumes, HP EVA, HP LeftHand, Symphony SAN
Drive sharing over LAN
Connecting to a shared storage
Hexadecimal viewer for storages, partitions and files
Pausing the scan
Previewing intermediate scan results
Saving scan results for further work
Full-range storage scan for all-at-once data recovery
Five options for handling the existing file system
Detecting lost partitions
Automated partition aligning
Defining partitions manually
Recoverable data size with metadata test
Software events log
When to use UFS Explorer Network RAID
The utility effectively works with various linear storage devices, including internal as well as external hard disk drives, USB flash drives, memory cards and many others, thus serving as an essential data recovery tool for handling most typical cases of data loss, like accidental deletion of files, storage formatting, malware attack, hardware or software malfunction, etc.
UFS Explorer Network RAID is an efficient solution for restoring data from RAID of different complexity, both software and hardware, and various RAID-based storages, like DAS and NAS. Moreover, the software makes it possible to perform data recovery from systems that apply specific RAID configurations, like Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID and Btrfs-RAID.
When a RAID system is composed of many disks and there is no possibility to concurrently connect them to one PC, the program allows performing distributed data recovery from such an array over a Local Area Network. Moreover, the procedure can be performed remotely on a RAID attached to another computer, when a PC used for recovery lacks a sufficient number of ports.
The software is enhanced with wide support of modern storage technologies employed in different environments. It allows processing composite volumes, including LVM, MS Storage Spaces, Dynamic Disks, Apple Software RAID and APFS-based Fusion Drive, etc. which significantly expands the list of target devices it can be applied to.
UFS Explorer Network RAID effectively deals with disk images and virtual disks created by major virtualization software, like VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU, XEN, etc. and successfully copes with data recovery from such storages as though they were ordinary physical devices.
A set of tools integrated in the software allow effectively solving practically any case of logical data loss, including the most severe ones. The program will either simply read file system metadata or conduct its detailed analysis and predict the allocation of files based on the file system specifics, allocation of other files or file content analysis to produce the best possible data recovery result.
The application gives the possibility to recover data from storages that have damaged sectors or other hardware issues with maximum efficiency. Not only it offers highly configurable disk reading and imaging procedures but also generates a map of bad blocks during the imaging process. In addition, virtual bad blocks can be defined dynamically on disk images by recognizing a given pattern or by reading bad sectors maps created by other compatible solutions.