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Reconstructing a broken software RAID5

Licensing requirement

You need File Scavenger® with either the Professional-Use license or the Personal-Use license with RAID reconstruction.

RAID settings

You need to know the following settings:

Reconstruction procedure

  • Start File Scavenger. Select Quick Search. Click Advanced Volumes.
  • Select RAID 5. Choose the number of disks.
  • Select Backward symmetric or Forward asymmetric parity rotation.
  • Choose the 64 KB Block Size and click Next. Note that Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers based on Windows may be modified by vendors to use a different block size.
  • Select the disks in the correct order. For each disk, specify the Partition or the First Sector value and click Add.
  • Click Finish after all disks have been selected.
Use the Long Search if the Quick Search does not succeed.