RAID Recovery

RAID Data Recovery

Our Reviews

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This service is expensive but it is worth the money if you really need to recover your important data.

Anh D. October 28, 2016

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That desperate sinking feeling of your hard drive failing can spoil your whole day. Thanks to Payam within a few days I had all my data recovered and back in my new computer.

Phil Heyne October 28, 2016

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We thought we’d never see our photos again. We don’t regret paying the money. We should recommend Payam to others and we are pleased that the job was done very quickly too.

Eddy Hartnet October 28, 2016

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The best customer service I have had for years. Caring, helpful and they went the extra mile to reassure me when I was freaking out after my server crashed. RAID-5 data recovery was done faster than expected. Happy to refer you to my friends.

Ceasar Joseph October 28, 2016

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The service I received from Payam Data Recovery was excellent. We received a quote via email within 24 hours and the repair work was quick and they managed to get all files back. Very impressed!

Ceasar L. October 28, 2016

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The one thing that I valued most in my business life has been Customer Service. The customer service I received from Lachlan was extremely good, I knew what was happening at all times and the retrieval of my Photos was the highest priority and successfully achieved

Peter Macallef October 27, 2016

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The server we use to store all our small business files blew up and Payam were able to do a full data recovery. They were fast, professional and communicated clearly throughout the process. Highly recommended.

Amy Mault October 28, 2016

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I was so glad my data was all good once I got it back from Payam, Thank you for retrieving my data!

Max Rarates October 28, 2016

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We recently had a disk turn faulty in our 4 Tb striped raid storage.   Consequently, we faced loosing all the data, some of which was irreplaceable.  I found Payam after a Google search and some phone calls to other storage recovery service providers.  Payam was the only one who understood the importance of the data

Kalvin Dever October 28, 2016

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This company, Payam, is fantastic. They recovered all my data within the week and the service was impeccable. I was well informed throughout the whole process of how my job was progressing and since this was the first time I had to use this type of data recovery service this gave me peace of mind.

Ziata Guitars October 28, 2016

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I had a failed RAID pair and a backup drive that died in the same week – the perfect storm. Payam in Sydney recovered everything for a really reasonable cost.

Daniel McLoughlan 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.

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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Understanding, efficient and quick service. Mark very knowledgable and was able to assist me by retrieving my ‘lost’ information from a time capsule with patience and ability. Thank you.

Kirsty Walker 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!

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 1-2 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 1-2 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.

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.