Magic RAID Recovery Documentation
Magic RAID Recovery by East Imperial Soft helps recover data from a wide range of healthy and degraded RAID arrays. The tool helps rebuild multi-disk arrays once a RAID or one or more of the hard drives fail. Magic RAID Recovery will also attempt extracting as much of recoverable data as possible even if the number of failed hard drives exceeds the supported redundancy.
The tool can automatically discover multi-disk arrays, reconstructing the volumes at launch. Magic RAID Recovery can be used by anyone, and requires no knowledge of how a RAID works. All one has to do is launching the tool, analyzing the RAID array and recovering the data in just a few clicks.
Magic RAID Recovery supports many file systems used in Windows, macOS, Linux and Unix-based operating systems, including NTFS, ReFS, FAT, exFAT, APFS, HFS+, Ext2/3/4, XFS, ReiserFS, and UFS 1/2.
The following types of RAID arrays are supported:
- The most common types: RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 4, RAID 5, RAID 6.
- Exotic configurations: RAID 1E, RAID 5E, RAID 5EE.
- Nested/hybrid arrays: RAID 01, RAID 10, RAID 50, RAID 60.
- JBOD arrays.
The tool supports multi-disk arrays created with all common RAID controllers, including the models made by HP, Dell, Intel, Adaptec, MegaRaid, Nvidia, NEC and many more. Software arrays are also supported including as Windows Storage Spaces, Linux mdadm, macOS software RAID and several other types. Since many commercial Network Attached Storage (NAS) units employ Linux-based mdadm implementation of multi-disk storage spaces, many types of RAID arrays used in NAS devices are also supported.
If Magic RAID Recovery detects a legacy or otherwise unsupported RAID controller, the user will have the option to automatically go through all possible RAID configurations in order to detect the only correct one.
Experts will enjoy the ability to use the advanced manual mode allowing to manually specify all or some configuration parameters. If only partial configuration is specified, the rest of the required parameters will be detected automatically.