UFS Explorer Network RAID
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UFS Explorer Network RAID

To gether network resources for RAID recovery
from $209.95

  • Data recovery from simple media or RAID using LAN resources
  • Equally efficient work with local and remote storage devices
  • Embedded iSCSI client and server for sharing resoucese
  • Auto-reconstruction of various RAID configurations
  • Adjustable RAID builder for manual RAID assembly
  • Support of specific RAID patterns and other storage technologies
  • Includes professional-level disk imager for handling faulty drives
  • Free trial with no time limit is available

  • LAN
  • iSCSI
  • Remote recovery
  • RAID recovery
  • NAS recovery
  • QNAP
  • Buffalo
  • Synology
  • Drobo
  • Apple RAID
  • Fusion Drive
  • FileVault
  • BitLocker
  • Dynamic Disk
  • USB stick
  • External drive
  • Memory card
  • Disk image
  • DeepSpar DDI
  • Synology
  • Asustor
  • TeraStation
  • Terramaster
  • RAID5
  • RAID6
  • ZFS
  • RAID-Z


UFS Explorer Network RAID allows service centers to use internal network resources to handle data recovery requests. There may be several reasons for this: insufficient number of standard ports for connecting disks, use of specific additional equipment with a limited number of ports for each workstation, use of a more powerful remote workstation or a remote station with a different OS.

When working in modern local networks with a data transfer speed of 10Gbit/sec, work with network resources is performed with minimal delays: almost the same as through a local SAS HBA. at the same time, even in historical networks with a transmission speed of 1 Gbit/sec, work is still quite comfortable.

The program can communicate with another copy of the program on another workstation using the standard iSCSI protocol or its own UDP-based protocol with lower delays. Using the standard iSCSI protocol allows other clients to connect to the application. Thus, for example, you can connect a volume collected by the program as a local SCSI disk using, for example, Windows iSCSI Initiator. In addition, the software can communicate with some products of other vendors, such as DeepSpar DDI.

Along with local and remote disks, the program works with disk images or virtual disks as efficiently as with original disks. Therefore, if you have disk images, it is recommended to use them. Due to the wide support of various formats, the program allows you to use images created by other (third-party) software.

Just like any other UFS Explorer software, this software edition automatically constructs data volumes both from individual disks and from RAID disk sets. Some technologies, such as Drobo BeyondRAID or LVM Thin Provisioning, require explicit assembly of volumes with the help of special tools available in the program. Additional tools also allow you to assemble volumes that for some reason are not assembled automatically. Once the volume becomes available, the program automatically provides access to the files on it, without any scanning or analysis, just like the OS does. If you need to search for lost data or reconstruct the volume structure after damage, the software supports several types of quick and deep analysis (scanning) to search for lost data.

To restore lost data and copy found files, you need to license only a copy of the program used to copy.

Technical specifications

Supported host operating systems:
Microsoft Windows ®: Windows ® 7 with Service Pack 1 and later
Apple macOS: version 10.15 and later
Linux: Most Linux distributions with X GUI and libstdc++.so.6 API level
Supported host computer architectures:
Intel Architecture, 32-bit (IA-32, x86)
AMD64 (x86-64)
ARM/ARM64 (Apple Silicon and other)
Supported file systems:
Data access and file recovery:
Generic: FAT, FAT32, exFAT
Windows: NTFS, ReFS/ReFS3
macOS: HFS+, APFS;
Linux: Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, Btrfs;
BSD/Solaris: UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, ZFS.
CD/DVD/media: ISO9660/Joliet, UDF
Network protocols and sides:
Native UDP server for communication with another instance of UFS Explorer Network RAID
Native UDP client to connect to another instance of UFS Explorer Network RAID
iSCSI Initiator (client)
iSCSI Target (server)
DeepSpar DDI client (imaging, remote terminal, remote performance monitor etc.)
Recovery from complex RAID storages:
RAID Builder with automatic recognition of known RAID metadata, saving and editing RAID configurations
Automatic reconstruction of mdadm, LVM, Apple Software RAID, NT LDM (dynamic disks), APFS Fusion, OpenBSD BIO, Intel Matrix, DDF1 (LSI, Dell, Intel etc.), Silicon Image, JMicron, 3ware 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, 51, etc.
Support of custom RAID patterns via RDL or Runtime VIM
Building and reading "stripe"-volumes with ZFS and RAID-Z (RAID-Z, RAID-Z2, RAID-Z3)
Support of Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID, Microsoft Storage Spaces, LVM thin provision etc.
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
Microsoft Storage Spaces assistant tool
Drobo BeyondRAID assistant tool
RAID assembly from disks, virtual disks and/or image files
The software is able to decrypt some encrypted volumes.
Supported encryption techniques:
Encryption of Apple APFS volumes
BitLocker and BitLocker To Go encryption
Supported virtual disks:
VMware VMDK (including seSparse snapshots), Hyper-V VHD/VHDX (including AVHD/AVHDX snapshots), QEMU/XEN QCOW/QCOW2, VirtualBox VDI, Apple DMG, Paralles HDD/HDS, simple disk images
Internal sparse format (SDLSP)
Custom "virtual image" files of Runtime Software
Supported technologies:
Automatic reconstruction:
Logical Disk Manager, Storage Spaces, Microsoft volume deduplication, Apple Core Storage, Apple Software RAID, LVM, mdadm, supported hardware and software RAID metadata.
Partition structure:
MBR, Apple Partition Map, BSD/Adaptec/Solaris/Unix Slice Map, GPT, Novel, RAID
Recognition and hinting for:
Providing a partition table, information about Spans and Stripes of AIX LVM, HP-UX LVM
Indication of Drobo volumes, HP EVA, HP LeftHand, Symphony SAN, HPE 3PAR etc.
Ways and means to work with damaged disks:
Embedded multi-pass disk imager with settings for read method/timeout and parameters for skipping defects
Production of a defects map during the imaging process
Advanced “Open storage” procedure with drive reading configuration and with possibility to pass the disk directly to the disk imager (with no partition or file system search)
Asynchronous management of imaging tasks of DeepSpar DDI, or other supported asynchronous imaging solutions
Creating "dynamic" (pattern-based) maps of bad blocks for disk images, including possibility to save or cache such maps
Defining damaged regions using bad sector maps created by UFS Explorer or compatible third-party tools (ACE Lab solutions, DeepSpar DDI)
Use of disk images instead of original disks (including ones from third-party software)
Supplementary features:
Tools for low-level data analysis:
Hexadecimal viewer for storages, partitions and files
Compatibility with forensic imaging instruments:
Recognition of certain data protection bridges/adaptors (OpenText Tableau, CRU WiebeTech)
Control over disk imaging with DeepSpar USB Stabilizer/Guardonix
Additional functions related to storage scan:
Pausing the scan
Previewing intermediate scan results
Saving a current scan state for the future scan resumption from the checkpoint
Saving scan results for further work
Full-range storage scan for all-at-once data recovery
Five options for handling the existing file system
Integrated management of custom rules for raw recovery
Facilitated processing of scan results:
Indication of the state of each file
Color differentiation between the existing/restored data
Options for preview, search, sorting, filtering of files
Options for work with partitions:
Automatic detection of lost partitions
Search for lost partitions
Defining partitions manually
Automated partition aligning
Helpful prompts
Zooming option
Reporting capabilities:
Recoverable data size with metadata test
Software events log
Minimal configuration:
any of the supported operating systems
at least 30 MB of free space on the disk for the software executable files
at least 32 GB of free 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 8 GB of RAM and 4 logical cores CPU
default web browser
Trial limitations:
The software will copy files with the size below 768 KB.
Embedded iSCSI server is limited to volume size of 2 TB.
Software Releases
The current version of the product can be obtained on the download page available via the button below.
  • Download links for all previous product versions starting from Version 7 (including Versions 7.*, 8.*, 9.*) and up to the current version are provided in the Changes log. There you will also see the record of updates and their descriptions.

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