RAID 6 recovery
RAID 6 is an array of independent hard drives equipped with two independent and distributed checksum schemes.
In general, RAID 6 is similar to RAID 5 differing in greater redundancy because two checksums are calculated
and written to the array member disks. The first parity function (P) is the same as in the case of a RAID 5
(exclusive or or XOR) while the second function (Q) is much more complex
(typically Reed-Solomon function).
Besides the parameters typical for a RAID 5 like the number of disks, disk order, block size,
start offset, parity pattern for P function, RAID6 has a number of additional parameters:
- parity pattern for the Q function,
- rotation of parity functions,
- which algorithm is used to calculate the Q parity.
You can read more about different types of RAID 6
All these parameters can be determined automatically by ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery.
RAID6 recovery with ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery
- Connect all the drives from the RAID 6 to a PC running Windows.
- Download, install, and run ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery software.
- Select all the drives from RAID 6, click Other RAIDs –> Start RAID6.
Although RAID6 survives the failure of two disks,
RAID6 recovery with ReclaiMe Free RAID Recovery requires all the disks to be present.
- Once the RAID6 parameters are recovered you need to choose the output options:
- Run ReclaiMe to recover data.
This option allows to access the files and folders stored on the RAID 6 array.
If ReclaiMe File Recovery is already installed on the PC, it will run immediately.
Otherwise, you will be suggested to download the software.
- Save layout to the XML file.
Using this option you can save the recovered parameters to the XML file which can then be
uploaded to ReclaiMe File Recovery.
- Create the array image file.
- Write array to disk.
- Use with other data recovery software.
Provides the step-by-step instructions on how to transfer the recovered parameters
to certain well-known data recovery tools.
You can find more information about preparatory actions and the recovery workflow
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