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Apple Xserve RAID Data & Disaster Recovery

Professional RAID Data Recovery Services For Apple Xserve Systems

Apple Xserve systems use many different RAID levels - and at R3, we offer various services for each configuration.

The most popular Apple Xserve configuration is the standard stripe set that has parity - the RAID 5. The default stripe size for RAIDs is 64k, which makes for 128 sectors. In such sets, the data is striped across each disk, and a parity block which rotates between the drives. This particular parity block utilizes a XOR algorithm.

In a RAID 5 system, if a disk happens to fail, the RAID controller card defaults to degraded mode, allowing the server to carry on operating with no interruption. Data recovery might be necessary in case there's corruption within essential parity blocks, or if a second drive happens to fails the array is operated in that state. Additional data loss may happen in case of RAID controller card failures, failed firmware upgrades, or natural disasters.

Xserve supports other hardware RAID levels - namely levels 0, 1, 3 and 0+1. Other levels, such as 10, 30 and 50 can be chosen too, but these need to be supported through the use of host-based software RAID. Our engineers are skilled in dealing with all sorts of configurations, including options that the Xserve hardware does not support - and our laboratories are completely equipped to perform Xserve data recovery.


If you're struggling with recovering key files from your Apple Xserve, give us a call at 0800 999 3282 to discuss your options.


Real Xserve RAID Data Recovery Laboratories

In order to keep downtime as low as possible, we'll work with your IT staff in order to create an appropriate reintegration and recovery plan. In certain circumstances, this may include remote data recovery or on-site recovery right at your location. We're aware of the fact that Xserve systems are critical for the operation of your business, and our experience with Xserve systems allows for a 95 percent RAID recovery success rate, which will depend on RAID level, scenario and other factors.

At R3, we operate fully equipped laboratories - unlike many competitors which receive the media and outsource it to a different facility. We have locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, allowing us to quickly get access to your RAID media and start work as soon as possible. We create full clones of each drive before performing data recovery, and our specialists are able to create software on-the-fly in order to address the specific needs of your server.

R3's Xserve technology is unrivaled, and we are always ready to provide customers with free consultations. Give us a call at 0800 999 3282, and you'll have the opportunity to talk to one of our Xserve experts.


R3's Xserve technology is unrivaled, and we are always ready to provide customers with free consultations. Give us a call at 0800 999 3282 for immediate help and assistance from our RAID experts.


What Our Customers Say About Us

I have recently used R3D to retrieve data from an external hard drive.

I called Andy at 11pm on a Saturday after my hard drive failed, he immediately ran through the symptoms and calmed my fears that all data was lost, but was honest that data recoveries are not always successful.

I required the data immediately as it was for a deadline the following Friday, the issue was I was based in London and the lab based in Sheffield.

After searching all data companies in and around London none would answer my call on a Saturday. In fact no one else would answer my call or say they could look at my case on the Sunday.

I took the drive myself to R3D and was very impressed with their facilities. Andy also explained the whole process and what they were doing at each stage.

Unfortunately the hard drive had a physical failure and needed to be rebuilt to have any chance of recovering the information.

After starting the rebuild at 4pm on the Sunday, Andy advised it would take him and his team until the morning to know if any information was recoverable - fantastic I thought. Andy and Mark got to work on my drive as soon as I left and by 10pm on Sunday they had retrieved almost the entirety of the information of my hard drive.

I cannot reccomend R3D highly enough, they are clearly experts in their field and have a passion for what they do. Through the whole process Andy kept me informed of progress and explained everything they were doing.

If you have a crisis or any data recovery needs these are the guys you need!

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