RAID Recovery

RAID Data Recovery

Our Reviews

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Coming back home from an overseas conference trip, the last thing I needed was to be greeted by a non-starting desktop. I was desperate to recover my data, especially my ‘just-completed’ tax return information! PAYAM was recommended by my local IT repair shop as well as by the work IT personnel. It was worth every

Hkang October 28, 2016

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Kane from Payam Brisbane was great and easy to deal with. They definitely know what they are doing and have all the advanced tools and fancy software which can talk to the drive’s firmware directly to recover nearly any faulty drive. In our case our sata hard drive would turn off during data recovery with

Adrian Chitoni October 28, 2016

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It is quite nervous for me to choose a company to recover my data as you know the data worth a lot, much more than the device itself nowadays, after reading some reviews I decide to choose your company as at least I can come into your office and talk to someone, I am glad

Jerry Nguyen October 27, 2016

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Excellent service and in a timely manner – i.e. straight away. I would recommend these guys to anyone and I would definitely use them again should the need aver arise again which I hope never does!

Albert Spickler October 28, 2016

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Very professional outfit. Kept me informed, were prompt in getting back to me and it seems like they enjoy what they do. very satisfied with their service and work. I will definitely recommend them to anyone that needs their data recovered from dead or defective disks.

Aaron D October 28, 2016

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Payam recovered 100% of some crucial footage for our film shoot that was next to impossible to reshoot for our feature film project. Total professionalism, great pricing and superb communication, if you need data recovery services, go to these guys first!

Shane Anderson October 28, 2016

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You only pay if they can recover your data, that was a big selling point for me. The process from start to finish was an efficient one and they managed to retrieve 100% of my data. Great website also. I will definitely use them again in the future.

Kristen Sager October 28, 2016

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Great service and end result using wes at Payam. Will recommend and use again if needed!

Geofdecan October 28, 2016

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Recently I had a Netgear ready NAS bite the dust. A software glitch broke my 4x4TB RAID 5 array and I was scared to have lost the lot. Craig from Payam took on the task of virtually recreating the RAID 5 array and was 100% successful. All of my data was intact as if nothing

Denis Wade January 22, 2018

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Fantastic service from start to finish. Professional, fast and friendly. Thank you for saving us a lot of time, money and heartache from lost files. Kevin, you rock!!

Emily B. October 28, 2016

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I was referred to PAYAM Data Recovery by my IT contact and I admit to being delighted with the service and the turnaround time that I experienced with PAYAM. We were quite frantic when we lost our data and our back-up. We have had this occur once before and with a less than satisfactory outcome

Sandy McManus October 28, 2016

Has your RAID array failed? Are you unable to access data? Call us!

We offer Australia’s fastest and best RAID recovery service.

We can help you with any set of disks, from any RAID array or NAS Unit, including RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 0, RAID 1, Spanned/JBOD, RAID 0+1/RAID 10 or any other type of multiple disk volume.

Whether it’s Dell, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Thecus, QNAP, Synology, Apple, Promise, Drobo, Netgear or any other brand of RAID or NAS; we can help with them all.

Any type of RAID configuration: any brand, operating system, or other type of virtualization – we have seen it, understood it, and fixed it. We would love to help you.

Raid Data Recovery

My RAID Array has failed, what should I do first?

First thing’s first: turn off the hard drives. Stop using it immediately. Do not attempt any repair or rebuild, as this may cause permanent data loss or corruption. It is not uncommon for severe damage to occur when an amateur or unqualified fix is attempted.

Can you recover my data?

We can recover data on 98% of cases of RAID failures we see.  Common problems that we see are when a RAID-0 array has one failed drive, or when a RAID-1 set of disks stops working due to a problem with the RAID controller, not the actual hard drives. Often, we see RAID 5 sets of disks with 1 or 2 failed drives (e.g 1 disk may have damaged heads and another may have some read errors or bad sectors).  

Windows, Apple, Vmware, ZFX, iSCSI, LVMs, XFS, Linux – we can do it all. For our experts, nothing is impossible. We can fix any type of disk from any type of RAID array or any brand – SAS, SCSI, SATA, FC, SSDs,  We love a challenge and there have been very few situations where we have not been able to recover the data that we have gone after. Our only reason for being in business is to help you, and our only goal is to get your data back!

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We recently had both our Primary and backup data storage devices dine in the same week, Payam were quick, professional, communicated clearly and stuck to time frames, couldn’t have had a better experience.

Julio G. October 28, 2016

How much will it cost?

$800 to $2000 for extremely simple cases.

$2500 to $4000 for most of the common types of problems we see.

$4000 to $10,000 for severe damage and very difficult cases.

$10,000 + for extremely complex and very time-consuming cases

For example: A recent case was from a ‘cloud storage’ provider who suffered a flood, and 14 rack mounted RAID arrays all suffered water damage. Our expert team of data recovery engineers managed to rescue more than 120TB of data!

Raid-5 Data Recovery

The cost will vary depending on the number of disks, the type of problem, how complex the RAID recover work will be, the amount of time the data recovery will take and how urgently you need the data back. We will offer you an Economy, Priority and Emergency service options. Our Emergency service means we will work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get the data back to you as fast as possible.

We will examine your disks for free, confirm what the problem is, and give you a free quote within 24 hours. We do also offer an urgent RAID evaluation and quote service for $500 to get a quote in 4 hours time rather than making you wait 24 hours.

What is your success rate?

As long as the data that has lost has not been securely erased or overwritten, we can recover your data in 99% of cases. With our intelligence and technology, it is very rare that lost data cannot be rescued. We are the world’s best at data recovery. We know what to do and how to do it.We will even perform repairs prior to rebuilding the RAID array, which is where our success rate is much higher than our competitors.

In most cases, it is simply a matter of time before your precious data will be recovered. Your chances of getting your data back quickly and in perfect condition is much higher with Payam Data Recovery than any other alternative.

Common problems we can help with:

  • A disk or two has failed in a RAID array. When one disk fails, it is not uncommon for nobody to notice. But, when the second drive fails, the data may become inaccessible. For example, in a RAID-5 array.
  • Two or three drives failed in a RAID-5 or RAID-6 array.
  • Two disks in a RAID-1 array suddenly fail, usually due to bad sectors/read errors or a head failure.
  • Sudden power loss – this can sometimes cause hard drives to fail. An example of this is when heads are stuck to platters, which prevents drives from spinning up.
  • RAID controller failure or lost RAID configuration.
  • Lost access to all data after powering off a server or relocating it.
  • Hardware problems with the drives, e.g Damaged PCB, damaged heads, bad sectors, seized spindle motor or firmware/system area corruption.
  • Fire damage.
  • Water, liquid or flood damage.

How long does data recovery take?

In some situations, your data will be recovered within 24 hours. In more complex cases, it may take several days or even weeks. We offer two service options initially – a free evaluation and quote within 24 hours OR an urgent evaluation and quote at a cost of $500. If you ask for the urgent quote, we will work on your hard drives as soon as we receive them, and give you an estimated quote within 4 hours. If you approve the quote, this $500 will be deducted off the quoted price. We will always ask for your approval before we start work.

We give three different options with any quote: Economy, Priority and Emergency. The results of the service will be the same in all three, it is the time frame and cost that will be different.

Emergency Raid Data Recovery Service

We offer the fastest RAID data recovery services in Australia. We have recovered data in many data loss situation where others had fail to recover anything had deems recovery impossibile.

Luckily, we can do what others say is impossible. We are the best in the business, ready to get your data back,  from any type of RAID or NAS failure.

Why choose us?

  • Thanks to 18 years of experience, we don’t need to learn on the job. We already know what to do and how to do it. We can fix problems fast and have a high success rate.
  • We have state-of-the-art data recovery hardware, equipment, and technologies available to repair failed SATA, SAS and SCSI hard disk drives.
  • We are masters of specialised hardware for repairing system area/firmware problems on SATA, SCSI and SAS hard drives.
  • Our world class sector-to-sector hardware disk imaging tools for cloning SATA, SAS and SCSI hard drives with read errors/bad sectors. We can read one head or platter at a time, and do multiple-pass imaging for very badly damaged drives.
  • Safe and professional: We only use proven data recovery methods and protect your data at all times. We will never do anything risky that will cause data loss or worsen the issue. We only use the world’s best practices and latest tools to to recover data from your failed RAID array.
  • We don’t outsource work – we can handle each recovery ourselves.

Ready to get your data back?

  • 1. Turn the power off, then remove all the hard drives from your device or enclosure. Number them with any disk or drive ID number.
  • 2. Complete our online Submit a job form (Click here). You will be given a job number to start the data recovery process. Select the free quote within 24 hours, pay $500 for the urgent quote.
  •  3. Deliver your hard drives to our data recovery labs in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide or Auckland in New Zealand ASAP.
  • 4. If you prefer to send the disks to us by post or courier, ensure you wrap all of the hard drives individually with at least 3-4cm of bubble wrap to prevent further damage.
  • 5. We will send you a quote by email for your approval before we start work.
  • 6. If you approve the quote, we will recover your data and supply it back to you on an external USB 3.0 hard disk drive at an additional cost, or on any device you provide us.