UFS Explorer Network RAID

Efficient software specialized in data recovery from RAID enhanced with an option of working with complex storages over LAN

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UFS Explorer Network RAID


  • Effective data recovery in most common data loss cases
  • Special toolset for work with RAID
  • Optimal solution for recovery from RAID-based NAS
  • Possibility of distributed data recovery over LAN
  • Embedded RAID Builder tool for prompt RAID assembly
  • Convenient preview and sorting options

Overview

UFS Explorer Network RAID is a software solution suitable for both common cases of data loss and for data recovery from RAID storages, enhanced with the option of working with RAID systems over a local area network.

The software includes RAID Builder – a special tool for virtual assembly of RAID storages of any level, which allows building, editing and saving virtual RAID configurations. In addition, the tool makes it possible to build RAID not only from a set of physical drives, but also from a set of disk images.

UFS Explorer Network RAID is adjusted to work with various systems of different storages, including internal and external hard drives, memory cards, USB flash drives, disk images, virtual disks, RAID, NAS, etc. without the need for their prior scanning. The software ensures safety of your data and storage by working in a read-only mode. This program doesn't require any prior technical skills and thus is perfect for both home users and for technical specialists dealing with RAID reconstruction or any other data recovery task.

Technical specifications

Supported host operating systems:
Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® XP with Service Pack 3 and later
Apple macOS: 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)
AMD64 (x86-64)
Supported file systems:
Data access and advanced recovery:
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.
Recovery from complex RAID storages:
Distributed data recovery from RAID over LAN
Automatic recognition of known RAID metadata, saving and editing RAID configurations
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, Intel Matrix, etc.
Support of most popular standard RAID patterns for RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 7, etc.
RAID-on-RAID support: RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.
Support of custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM
Support of “stripe”-volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z (RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3)
Adaptive reconstruction of RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 5E, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 0+1 and nested RAID (levels 50, 51, 60, 61, etc.) using maps of bad sectors
RAID assembly from virtual disks
Supported technologies:
Full support:
Logical Disk Manager, MS Storage Spaces, MDADM
Recognition:
Providing a partition table, information about Spans and Stripes of LVM2, AIX 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
Supplementary features:
Instruments for remote access to disks:
Drive sharing over LAN
Connecting to a shared storage
Tools for low-level data analysis:
Hexadecimal preview of files, drives and partitions
Additional functions related to storage scan:
Pausing the scan
Previewing intermediate scan results
Saving scan results for further work
Full-range storage scan for all-at-once data recovery
Options for work with partitions:
Detecting lost partitions
Automated partition aligning
Defining partitions manually
Creating image files
Interface:
Helpful prompts
Zooming option
Supported virtual technologies:
VMware VMDK, Hyper-V VHD/VHDX, Paralles, EnCase E01 and Ex01 non-encrypted files, simple disk images
Internal sparse format
Support of drive as a disk image(for XEN and others)
Synology Sparse iSCSI
Custom “virtual image” files of Runtime Software
Minimal configuration:
any of the supported operating systems
at least 20 MB of free space on the disk for the software executable files
at least 1 GB of RAM
Linux software version can run from most modern Linux Live CD
Recommended configuration:
64-bit edition of any of the supported operating systems
over 1 GB of free space on the disk for the program and temporary files
at least 2 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
Trial limitations:
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB.

How to recover data with UFS Explorer Network RAID

Install program

To install the program, download the installation file. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements before running the file. If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, the name of which usually contains the name of the software, e.g. ufsxnci.exe. Open the file with Administrator privileges or enter the administrator password, in case you are an ordinary user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.

NEVER download or install the software on the storage (drive, flash drive, RAID, etc.) you have lost data from. This can result in permanent data loss leaving no chances for its recovery. In case of data loss from a system partition, it is highly recommended to shut down the system and consider using UFS Explorer Emergency Recovery CD.

Read full setup instructions

Choose the device

After launching the program, you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab where all detected storages will be shown together with partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID). You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level structure or use the Open button on the upper panel. In case you don’t see the needed storage, press the Refresh button to reset the tree of the attached storages. Double-click the storage to browse through available files and folders or press the Start scan button to proceed to data recovery.

Scan the storage

To find lost and deleted files, the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the amount of data stored and working speed. The scan settings include the option of choosing a file system or several file systems in which the lost data was created and enabling the IntelliRAW technology for data recovery by known content. When everything is set, press Start scan. For more convenience, the scanning process can be paused so that the intermediate results could be evaluated. When the scan is over, it's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.

Save recovered files

The scan results include all found files and folders that can be recovered. The simple interface allows users to preview the recovered files before saving them to make sure that the results are satisfying their needs. Users can browse and save the needed recovered files just like in an original file system.

NEVER save the recovered files to the storage they were recovered from. The file data (contents) is still read from the source drive; this means the software may overwrite file contents making recovery impossible. Use another storage to save the recovered data.

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All UFS Explorer products are offered as shareware. Therefore, one can try out the program before purchasing a license.

It’s strongly recommended to use the trial version and evaluate the results of recovery before ordering a license.

To install the program, download the installation file. Make sure that your computer meets the minimum technical requirements before running the file. If installation does not start automatically, browse the Downloads folder for the program setup file, the name of which usually contains the name of the software, e.g. ufsxnci.exe. Open the file with Administrator privileges or enter the administrator password, in case you are an ordinary user of PC. Start the installation by following the prompts.

NEVER download or install the software on the storage (drive, flash drive, RAID, etc.) you have lost data from. This can result in permanent data loss leaving no chances for its recovery. In case of data loss from a system partition, it is highly recommended to shut down the system and consider using UFS Explorer Emergency Recovery CD.

Read full setup instructions

After launching the program, you will see the navigation tree on the left side of the tab where all detected storages will be shown together with partitions, disk images and complex storages (RAID). You can either choose the needed storage from this top-level structure or use the Open button on the upper panel. In case you don’t see the needed storage, press the Refresh button to reset the tree of the attached storages. Double-click the storage to browse through available files and folders or press the Start scan button to proceed to data recovery.

To find lost and deleted files, the application will scan the chosen storage, which may take a while, depending on the amount of data stored and working speed. The scan settings include the option of choosing a file system or several file systems in which the lost data was created and enabling the IntelliRAW technology for data recovery by known content. When everything is set, press Start scan. For more convenience, the scanning process can be paused so that the intermediate results could be evaluated. When the scan is over, it's strongly recommended to save the scan result project for further work.

The scan results include all found files and folders that can be recovered. The simple interface allows users to preview the recovered files before saving them to make sure that the results are satisfying their needs. Users can browse and save the needed recovered files just like in an original file system.

NEVER save the recovered files to the storage they were recovered from. The file data (contents) is still read from the source drive; this means the software may overwrite file contents making recovery impossible. Use another storage to save the recovered data.

Key features

Perfect for data recovery from NAS Perfect for data recovery from NAS
The software automatically detects RAID metadata on NAS drives allowing to perform data recovery from NAS devices. UFS Explorer Network RAID supports popular NAS of such vendors as Buffalo Technology (TeraStation, LinkStation), Synology, QNAP, etc. and is an optimal software solution for this storage type.
Embedded RAID reconstruction tool Embedded RAID reconstruction tool
The software includes RAID Builder – an instrument for assembly of storages that are based on the RAID technology. The tool allows reconstructing standard RAID levels (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6), JBOD, nested levels (RAID 50 and RAID 60) as well as custom RAID configurations. 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 possible as well.
Immediate access to files and folders Working with RAID over LAN
The software features an option of distributed data recovery over a Local Area Network for cases when the RAID components cannot be connected to a PC at once. UFS Explorer Network RAID also enables RAID assembly on one host via a Local Area Network. The additional option of “sharing” drives of a RAID system allows running the software on other computers and obtaining access over LAN to the RAID managed by a different operating system.
Full-disk encryption support Convenient scanning procedure
The software offers several scanning options for quick shallow scanning, longer profound search for lost data and scanning by known content using the IntelliRAW technology. For more convenience, the scanning procedure can be paused for checking the intermediate result while the scan results can be saved for further work with them.
Disk-on-disk recovery Helpful additional options
UFS Explorer Network RAID is enhanced with helpful options of previewing the found files of most common formats, including images, PDF documents and text files, and sorting them by date, size and name. With the IntelliRAW technology enabled, the software provides the found files in separate file format-specific folders for more convenience.
Efficient data recovery Fits all types of storages
Besides RAID, the software performs data recovery from other common types of storage media, including internal and external hard drives and USB flash drives, virtual disks and disk images. You can apply this full-featured program to any other device if it happens to come up against the data loss problem.

When to use UFS Explorer Network RAID

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Get access to files or cope with data loss common storage media: hard disk drives, USB sticks, memory cards, etc.

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.

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Recover data from complex storage systems: RAID, RAID on RAID, NAS

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 NAS. Among supported configurations are standard RAID levels and combined ones.

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Conduct distributed data recovery on RAID consisting of many drives

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.

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Work with devices implementing specific technologies: NT LDM, MDADM, MS Storage Spaces, Stripe volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z

The software is enhanced with a wide support of modern storage technologies employed in different environments, such as NT LDM, MDADM, MS Storage Spaces, etc. which significantly expands the list of target devices the program can be applied to. Moreover, “stripe”-volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z can be effectively handled by the program.

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Open or recover data stored in virtual machines: VMware, Hyper-V

UFS Explorer Network RAID effectively deals with disk images and virtual disks created by major virtualization software, like VMware and Hyper-V, and successfully copes with data recovery from such storages as though they were ordinary physical devices.

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Reconstruct damaged file systems: Windows, macOS, Linux

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.