RAID and data recovery

I had an external RAID 5 hard drive (toshiba passport) that stopped working. It had no reason to stop working, it was not dropped or damaged, it just stopped showing up whenever you plug it in. We spoke to toshiba’s raid specialists and all they’ve been able to do is offer us a replacement…but obviously that means we’ve lost hundreds of precious family photos and important documents. Can I please get a quote on how much it would cost to retrieve my files from it.

Seagate External Raid Hard Drive in a raid array, possible spindle motor problem, possibly water damage, motor runs for a couple of seconds then stops, would data be retrievable?

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My raid hard drive has died, but the disks spin occasionally when plugged into an external device. My laptop went really slow and unresponsive for a few days and then it died. I would like to recover my photos mainly as they are important and as many files as possible! How much do you charge for raid data recovery (i think it’s a raid 6)?

For a useful list of standard types of raid configuration click here.

I have a server running a RAID 10 which is several years old now. Last year I formatted it for use with my MacBook and stored hundreds of photos, videos and songs on it. As of last November it was working fine, and has been stored properly since then. Today I attempted to connect it to my MacBook and it was not being detected and was making clicking sounds. I then decided to plug it in to a Windows laptop instead to see if it would still be recognised, and it recognised it but could not install the driver necessary to use it. I then plugged it back into my MacBook and now it is being displayed as “unreadable,” although it does show up in disk utility. I downloaded a program called ‘EaseUs’ and ran a scan to see whether there were still files on the drive, and the scan returned thousands of images and songs. However, I read bad things about that program, and so decided to stop the scan and delete it, and not proceed with using it to recover any data. Now I know that the files are still on the drive, I desperately want them recovered – can you fix RAID data loss?

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