Rebuild RAID 1 after a drive failure

In today’s fast-paced digital world, data is the most valuable asset, and its loss can cause significant problems for both individuals and businesses. RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) systems were created to prevent data loss and protect against disk failures. However, file inaccessibility can still occur even with a RAID system, especially in degraded mode. In this article, we will discuss what degraded RAID means and the steps to rebuild a degraded RAID with experienced recovery engineers.

What is Degraded RAID?

RAID systems can be designed to have multiple disk drives working in unison to provide data redundancy and protection. If one of the disk drives in a RAID system fails, the RAID will automatically switch to degraded mode to prevent further data loss. In degraded mode, the RAID system continues to operate using the remaining disk drives, but with reduced performance and increased risk of data loss.

One or More RAID Volumes are Degraded: What to Do?

If your RAID is in degraded mode, the first step to rebuilding it is to determine the cause of the failure. This can be done by checking the RAID controller or using a recovery tool to analyze the RAID configuration.

Once the cause of the failure is determined, the next step is to replace the failed drive with a new one. This process is known as rebuilding the RAID. The new disk should be the same size or larger than the failed drive to ensure that the RAID array is rebuilt correctly.

The process of rebuilding a degraded RAID can take hours, based on the size of the RAID volume and the amount of data stored on it. During the rebuilding, the RAID controller will copy the data from the remaining disk drives to the new drive. This process will ensure that the RAID is restored to its original configuration and that data redundancy is reestablished.

However, there is a high chance of a failed RAID rebuild, resulting in data loss. If the rebuilding process fails, it is essential to entrust professionals with the restoration of data from the remaining disk drives. The success of the recovery process will depend on the extent of the data loss, RAID configuration, and the operating system used.

Recover Degraded RAID

Keeping regular backups of your data is important, especially when using a RAID system. Data loss is always possible, and each user should be prepared for it. Backups must be stored on a separate disk drive or in a cloud-based storage solution to protect your data in case of a complete RAID failure.

However, if data loss on RAID cannot be prevented, it is critical to entrust your case to a reputable recovery company. When selecting a data recovery service, it is essential to choose one with experience and expertise in dealing with degraded RAID systems.

The data recovery process can be complicated, and it is important to select a service that has the necessary tools and equipment to complete the process successfully.


The PITS team has years of experience working with various RAID configurations and is able to handle any data loss scenario. We recover data from RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10, and other levels.

RAID Degraded – Data Recovery with PITS

PITS Global Data Recovery Services is an expert in RAID recovery and has the necessary tools and equipment to complete the process efficiently and effectively. Our engineers are trained to handle various RAID levels and have extensive experience dealing with degraded RAID systems. They use a combination of advanced hardware and software tools to recover your data and return it safely and securely.

Whether you need to recover data from a single drive or a complex RAID array, PITS specialists have the expertise to do the job. 

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If you are facing a degraded system or other RAID hard drive failures, do not hesitate to reach out to the experts at PITS for assistance. They have the skills and experience to recover your data and get you back up and running as quickly as possible. Contact us today to learn more about RAID recovery services and how we can help you recover your valuable data.

You can get in touch with us today by filling out the form or calling us at 888 611 0737. Our highly-qualified team will gladly help you restore your data, ensuring a positive experience and a safe process.