RAID Data Recovery

Recover Data From a Broken RAID Array

RAID Reconstructor

Recover data from a broken RAID Level 5 or RAID Level 0 Array. Even if you do not know the RAID parameters, such as drive order and block size, RAID Reconstructor will analyze your drives and determine the correct values. You will then be able to create a copy of the reconstructed RAID in a virtual image, an image file, or a physical drive. This image can be mounted with Captain Nemo or GetDataBack Pro.  

Price: $99

Version: V5.13, January 24, 2024

Updates: Free lifetime updates for licensed users

System Requirements: 4 GB RAM, Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, Server 2008-2022, 32 or 64 bit

Disk controller card required capable of handling all drives in RAID individually.


  • Recover data from a broken RAID Array

  • Recovers both, hardware and software RAIDs

  • Automatically finds RAID parameters

  • Recover RAID-5 consisting of 3 to 16 drives

  • Recover RAID-0 (striping) consisting of 2 to 16 drives

  • Support for GetDataBack and Captain Nemo

  • Virtual images allows try-and-error cycles of few seconds

  • RaidProbe support

  • De-striper and analyzer

  • Safe, read-only design

  • Run from the Runtime Live CD or a WinPE Boot Medium

  • Free lifetime updates with purchase

  • Native 64-bit application under 64-bit Windows

  • Graphical representations of XOR status and drive entropies 

  • Report of on-disk file system structures

Recovery of Broken RAIDs

RAID Reconstructor de-stripes broken RAID-0 and RAID-5 arrays, consisting of 2 to 16, or 3 to 16 drives, respectively. RAID-5 arrays are allowed to have one drive missing.

RAID Reconstructor

RAID Reconstructor: Recovering a 3-drive RAID-5

Even if you do not know the RAID parameters, such as start sector, drive order, block size, and direction of rotation, RAID Reconstructor will analyze your drives and determine the correct values. You will then be able to create a copy of the reconstructed RAID in a virtual image (.vim), an image file (.img), or a physical drive.

Unlike other products that require knowledge of the RAID parameters, RAID Reconstructor is not only a "de-striper" but an "analyzer" as well. It finds the unknown parameters for you.

Once you created an image, you can either mount it with Captain Nemo or use it for further data recovery processing with GetDataBack Pro. If you create the image on another physical drive, you might even be able to boot from it. View Help Online 

Alternative Software

  • If you want to recover a broken NAS RAID, you might be interested in our all-in-one NAS Data Recovery software.  

  • If you want to recover a broken Windows RAID, you might be interested in our all-in-one RAID Recovery for Windows software.  

RAID Reconstructor Is Safe and Read-Only

It does not try to "fix" your RAID. It merely creates a copy of your RAID at another location. It collects sector by sector from each drive involved, and writes these sectors in the correct order to the designated destination. This process is also called "de-striping".

As one drive is redundant in RAID-5, it is sufficient to have one less than the original number of drives (N) in the array. RAID Reconstructor can recalculate the original data from the N-1 drives. For a RAID-0 (striped) array, you will need all drives.

The RAID Reconstructor will recover both, hardware and software RAIDs. It will recover from broken Windows Dynamic Disk sets.

Analysis Toolbox

RAID Reconstructor contains many tools you will appreciate once you need to recover data.

  • Create images of individual drives.

  • Entropy report. See where the most dense data is.

  • MFT report. Investigate disk areas around the MFT

  • File system report. Find file system structures for NTFS, EXT, XFS

  • XOR test. See if your set is xor-ed

  • Create an XOR.VIM from the existing drives to investigate a missing drive.

  • RAID calculator. Convert a global sector number to a local drive and sector number, and back. Show mapping charts about the relation between the global RAID space and the individual RAID member drives. Supports RAID-0, RAID-5, RAID-6, delayed RAID-5 (HP-SmartArray). Check out our Online Calculator.

RaidProbe — Let Us Find the RAID Parameters For You!

A RaidProbe can be taken if you can not find your RAID's correct parameters. You can take advantage of our experience. If your RAID is recoverable, we will find the parameters!  Read more

Free Lifetime Updates

RAID Reconstructor comes with free updates for the lifetime of the software. Other than with competitors who require you to buy a new version every year, our first RAID Reconstructor customers are still enjoying the latest versions of our software!

No Working Windows?

Run RAID Reconstructor from a  WinPE Boot Medium  or our Runtime Live CD.

Additional Information

  • The official RAID Reconstructor  Help File  contains detailed documentation, as well as 5 case studies:

    1. Hardware RAID-5 with 3 drives on a HP 454 View

    2. Hardware RAID-5 with 3 drives on a HP 454, 1 drive defect View

    3. Software RAID-5 with 3 drives on a Windows Dynamic Disk set View

    4. Hardware RAID-0 (Striping) on a HP 454 View

    5. NAS Software RAID-5 on Iomega StorCenter IX4-200D View

  • Our article about Running RAID Reconstructor discusses details of the de-striping process.  

  • Read about VIM support for RAID-6 schemes. This articles shows you how to create a Virtual Image (VIM file) for the recovery of a RAID-6 after a two-drive failure.  

  • Make sure you check out our most Frequently Asked Questions

  • Watch our Youtube Video. It shows a data recovery from a broken RAID (based on an old version of RAID Reconstructor, but still instructive).

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