UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

Efficient software for common data loss cases enhanced with special tools for data recovery from RAID

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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

Effortless data recovery from RAID and other storage media

  • Effective data recovery in most common data loss cases
  • Special toolkit for work with RAID systems of various levels
  • Optimal solution for recovery from RAID-based NAS
  • Embedded RAID Builder tool for prompt virtual RAID assembly
  • Installable on Windows, Linux and macOS
  • Simple and clear user interface with prompts

Overview

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is specialized in data recovery from RAID and RAID-based storages, like NAS. The software covers standard and nested RAID configurations and allows assembling RAID from a set of virtual disks or disk images. After assembly, RAID becomes available for data recovery in the program, just like any other linear storage. Although primarily designed for complex devices, the application handles other digital media with equal efficiency, allowing users to recover lost or deleted files from hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, disk images, virtual machines and many other types of storages managed by various file systems of Windows, Linux and macOS.

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:
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 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
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 work with damaged disks:
Defining damaged regions using bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software
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
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 RAID Recovery

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. ufsxrci.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. ufsxrci.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

Efficient data recovery from RAID Efficient data recovery from RAID
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery allows working with RAID of various levels, including standard patterns (RAID 0, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 7, etc.), nested levels (RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.), as well as custom RAID configurations via RDL or Runtime VIM and, thus, is an essential tool for most tasks related to data recovery from complex storage systems.
Support of various file systems Support of various file systems
Besides RAID, the software performs data recovery from other common types of storage media, including internal and external hard drives, USB flash drives, memory cards, virtual disks and disk images, etc. In addition to that, UFS Explorer RAID Recovery supports recovery from a wide range of file systems – Windows (FAT/FAT32/exFAT and NTFS); macOS (HFS+, APFS); Linux (Ext2/Ext3/Ext4, ReiserFS, XFS, JFS (IBM JFS2) and BSD/ Solaris (UFS/UFS2, ZFS ).
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 RAID Recovery 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.
Adaptive RAID reconstruction Adaptive RAID reconstruction
The software supports adaptive reconstruction of RAID storages with damaged sectors using parity (for RAID 5 and RAID 6) or a copy of data (for RAID 1). A RAID storage can be also reconstructed using disk images with the imitation of bad sectors with help of bad sector maps.
Convenient scanning procedure 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.
Defining damaged sectors programmatically Defining damaged sectors programmatically
UFS Explorer Professional Recovery supports bad sector maps created by ACE Lab software. This allows the program to define damaged sectors on the storage using these bad sector maps, so that users could analyze them and get a report on files damage in the process of copying files.
Helpful additional options Helpful additional options
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 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.

When to use UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

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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 RAID Recovery 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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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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Retrieve files from disks or RAID with bad sectors

The application gives the possibility to recover data from storages which contain damaged sectors with maximum efficiency by reading bad sectors maps generated by ACE Lab software. The user can analyze the information and get a report on files damage in the process of copying files. Both stand-alone storages and ones combined into a RAID system are supported, including RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 5E, RAID1, RAID 10, RAID 0+1 and nested RAID (levels 50, 51, 60, 61, etc.).

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

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 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.