- Well-suited to tackle most common data loss issues
- Auto-detection of RAID parameters and prompt virtual assembly
- Smooth manual definition of various RAID configurations
- Support of specific RAID layouts and other storage technologies
- Extensive possibilities for creating disk images
- A variety of means for work with defective drives and RAID sets
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is a versatile software instrument focusing particularly on data recovery from RAID and various RAID-based storages, like NAS and DAS. The program is capable of processing standard, nested and custom RAID patterns just as efficiently as individual disks and other electronic media, including USB flash drives and memory cards managed by various file systems of Windows, Linux and macOS. Along with typical RAID setups, the software supports specific configurations, including Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID, Btrfs-RAID and other popular storage technologies, like Linux LVM, mdadm, Windows Dynamic Disks, Storage Spaces and Apple Fusion Drive. A supported complex storage can be reconstructed automatically by the application with the help of on-disk metadata or assembled manually by the user and built in a virtual mode.
Furthermore, UFS Explorer RAID Recovery offers additional functionality to improve the effectiveness of work with RAID disks and other linear storages that bear the signs of hardware defects. The program allows defining parameters as to storage reading or creating a disk image with the possibility to configure read timeout, block size, etc. and specify rules for skipping damaged sectors. Maps of bad blocks produced during imaging, through the identification of a given pattern or created by compatible utilities can also be employed in the recovery process.
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
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 RAID Recovery
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 RAID Recovery 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.
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.
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.
UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 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.
- Older and discontinued versions of the software (Version 3, Version 4.9.2 up to Version 5.9) can be found on the Legacy downloads page.
- Version 5.25.1 can be downloaded from its product page in the Software Store.
- The record of updates, their descriptions and download links for the product versions starting from Version 7 are provided in the Changes log.