AID 50, also comprehended as RAID 5+0, is a RAID configuration that combines the disk striping of RAID 0 with the distributed parity of RAID 5. Its high-performance RAID configuration also provides data redundancy, making it an ideal choice for applications that demand speed and security.

However, RAID 50 is not infallible and may suffer from data loss or failure. The risks increase if two drives fail simultaneously before the RAID can rebuild, which can lead to total data loss. In such scenarios, it’s crucial to have a reliable data recovery solution. PITS Global is a reputable name in the field, known for its extensive experience and expertise in RAID data recovery. Our team of professionals can effectively recover your valuable data, minimizing downtime and ensuring business continuity.

RAID 50 Nested Configuration

RAID 50, as a nested-level RAID configuration, combines the best features of RAID 5 and RAID 0. RAID 5’s distributed parity provides redundancy, allowing the continued operation even if a drive fails. On the other hand, RAID 0’s disk striping enhances the system’s performance by distributing the data across multiple drives. Thus, RAID 50 brings together the speed of RAID 0 and the data protection of RAID 5, resulting in a robust, high-performing system capable of tolerating single-drive failures.


The structure of RAID 50 involves multiple RAID 5 sets that are then striped together following the RAID 0 configuration. Given that RAID 5 sets consist of at least three drives, a RAID 50 configuration requires a minimum of six drives. The data is striped across the RAID 5 sets, and parity information is distributed among the drives within each RAID 5 set. If one drive fails, that RAID 5 set can still function in a degraded mode until the drive is replaced and the data is rebuilt from the parity information.

However, RAID 50 has its limitations. Although it can handle a single drive failure within each RAID 5 set, it is rendered vulnerable if two drives fail simultaneously in the same RAID 5 set before the data is rebuilt. Therefore, while RAID 50 offers significant speed and data redundancy advantages, it’s also important to consider its potential weaknesses when choosing the right RAID configuration. Above all, having a reliable backup and recovery plan is fundamental to safeguarding your data.

Importance of RAID 50 Data Recovery

Given the intricacies of RAID 50 and its susceptibility to data loss in certain scenarios, the importance of robust RAID 50 data recovery cannot be overstated. Despite RAID 50’s inherent data redundancy, multiple simultaneous drive failures can lead to devastating data loss. In such instances, a competent data recovery solution is your best defense.

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A well-implemented recovery plan can salvage the information stored on the compromised drives, ensuring minimal disruption to your business operations. Moreover, such recovery solutions can provide much-needed assurance, knowing that your data is not irretrievably lost even in the face of unexpected hardware failure. Therefore, investing in a reliable RAID 50 data recovery plan is sensible and paramount in comprehensive data management and protection.

RAID 50 Failure Reasons

RAID 50 can fail for several reasons, and one of the most common causes is multiple drive failure. While RAID 50 can sustain a single drive failure in each RAID 5 set without losing data or functionality, it cannot withstand two simultaneous drive failures within the same RAID 5 set. If this occurs before the RAID has had an opportunity to rebuild data from the first failed drive, it results in total data loss, rendering the RAID 50 volume inaccessible. 

Another potential cause for RAID 50 failure is a controller fault. The controller is a critical component in any RAID system, and its loss can make the entire array inaccessible. 

This can occur for various reasons, such as poor maintenance practices, hardware conflicts, or software bugs. It’s worth noting that a controller failure doesn’t necessarily mean data loss. However, it does make the data inaccessible until the controller issue is resolved.

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The third common cause of RAID 50 failure is due to human error. Mistakes such as accidental deletion of data, incorrect RAID reconfiguration, or improper replacement of failed drives can all lead to data loss or system downtime. While often avoidable with adequate training and vigilance, these errors underscore the importance of a reliable data recovery option.

How We Recover Data from RAID 50 Arrays

At PITS Global, we have a systematic and effective approach to recovering data from RAID 50 arrays. The process begins with thoroughly assessing the RAID array to determine the cause of failure. Our expert team closely examines all the drives in the array, evaluates their health, and identifies any issues. We also look at the RAID configuration data to understand how the drives were originally set up. This careful analysis allows us to devise the most effective recovery strategy tailored to the situation.


Once the problem has been identified, the next step is to clone each drive. This is an important stage of the process as it ensures that the original data remains untouched, minimizing the risk of further data loss. 

Cloning also allows us to work on the copies of the drives instead of the original ones, providing an extra layer of safety. After cloning, we reconstruct the RAID array, which involves identifying the order of the drives and the RAID parameters (stripe size, parity rotation, etc.). This reconstruction allows us to rebuild the RAID 50 configuration exactly as before the failure.

The final stage of the data recovery process involves extracting the data from the rebuilt RAID array. Our skilled technicians use specialized software tools to read and recover the data.

Once we recover the files, they undergo a comprehensive validation process to ensure their integrity and usability. After the data recovery, we securely return the data to the client, adhering to strict confidentiality protocols. Throughout the process, we maintain a constant line of communication with the client, providing updates on the progress and estimated timeline for data recovery.

Data Security for RAID 50 Disk Recovery

At PITS Global, we prioritize data security during every step of our RAID 50 disk recovery process. All data recovery operations are conducted within a secure, isolated network environment to prevent any unauthorized access or data breaches. Furthermore, our data recovery experts adhere to strict confidentiality protocols, ensuring the utmost discretion and privacy of client data. 

In addition to these security measures, we also conduct our data recovery operations in a Cleanroom environment. A Cleanroom provides a contamination-free environment, which is crucial during the data recovery process.

It ensures that no airborne particles can interfere with the delicate systems inside a hard drive, reducing the risk of further damage during recovery. 

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Our Cleanroom’s environment’s temperature, humidity, and particle count are strictly controlled to meet industry-set standards. This vigilant control over environmental factors contributes to our high success rate in RAID 50 disk recovery and underscores our commitment to offering professional, reliable, and secure data recovery services.

Emergency RAID 50 Recovery 

When you’re dealing with a RAID 50 failure, time is of the essence. At PITS Global, we offer the option for Emergency RAID 50 Recovery. In these high-pressure situations, our team moves swiftly to initiate recovery as soon as the failed drives reach our premises. Our dedicated experts work around the clock to recover your crucial data quickly. We understand that data loss can bring operations to a halt. Our emergency recovery service aims to minimize downtime and get your systems up and running as soon as possible.

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In addition to our standard recovery services, we also offer Onsite Recovery. Recognizing that it might not always be feasible or secure to ship the failed drives, our team of experts can be dispatched to your location to conduct the recovery process. Our onsite recovery service is designed to handle complex RAID 50 failures while meeting the needs of clients who require immediate action or have concerns about the transportation of their sensitive data. Our onsite team is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and extensive training to perform the recovery efficiently and securely at your facility. Whether an emergency or onsite recovery, PITS Global is committed to providing quick, reliable, and highly secure RAID 50 data recovery solutions.

Certified RAID 50 Recovery Company

PITS Global is a certified RAID 50 Recovery Company recognized for its expertise and high success rates in data recovery. Our certification is a testament to our adherence to the highest industry standards regarding service quality, data security, and ethical practices. We regularly update our knowledge and skills to stay abreast of advancements in RAID technology and recovery methods. Trusting your RAID 50 recovery to a certified company like ours ensures that your data is in capable and credible hands. With PITS Global, you can be confident that your data recovery is handled by certified professionals dedicated to achieving the best possible outcomes.

More Data Recovery Services

In addition to RAID 50 recovery, PITS Global offers a broad range of data recovery services tailored to meet various data loss situations. We specialize in SSD data recovery, retrieving lost or inaccessible data from solid-state drives that have experienced many issues, including physical damage, firmware bugs, electrical failures, or logical errors. Our SSD recovery process includes thorough diagnostics, secure cloning, and data extraction using the most advanced tools and techniques. Our specialists have experience working with all major SSD brands and interfaces, ensuring no job is too complex for our proficient team.

We provide expert services to recover your valuable data for server, NAS, SAN, and database recovery. Whether you encounter data loss in your server, network-attached storage, storage area network, or databases, our team is equipped to handle the challenge. We employ cutting-edge techniques and tools to retrieve your data and ensure minimal downtime.

How to Recover RAID 50 Array with PITS

In order to recover a RAID 50 array with PITS Global Data Recovery Services, the process begins with contacting our team and describing the issue. Our customer service representatives will guide you through the initial steps, which include safely turning off the RAID array to prevent further damage. Next, you must securely pack and send the drives to our data recovery labs. We offer an onsite data recovery service option for clients who prefer not to ship their drives.

Upon receipt of your drives, our data recovery experts begin with a comprehensive diagnostic process to assess the extent of the failure and devise the most effective recovery plan. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to rebuild the RAID array and recover the data. After the data is recovered, it undergoes a thorough validation process to ensure its integrity and usability. The recovered data is then securely returned to you on a new, healthy drive. Throughout the procedure, you will receive updates on the progress of the recovery and an estimated timeline for its completion.

Above all, customer satisfaction is our ultimate goal at PITS Global. We are committed to providing our clients with high-quality data recovery services that yield successful outcomes. We believe in transparency and consistent communication, keeping our clients informed at each stage of the recovery process. Our team takes pride in maintaining strict confidentiality and security protocols, ensuring the privacy and integrity of your data. With PITS Global, you’re not just getting a service but a partnership dedicated to your data recovery success.

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Frequently Asked Questions

PITS Global can handle various RAID 50 failures, including drive failure, controller failure, accidental file deletion, and RAID rebuild failure.

We adhere to strict data security protocols throughout the recovery process. Our utmost priority is client data privacy and integrity, and we ensure that by maintaining highly secure environments and following industry best practices.

Apart from RAID 50, we can recover data from SSDs, servers, NAS, SAN, databases, and more. We can handle various issues, including physical damage, firmware bugs, electrical failures, and logical errors.

With our onsite recovery service, our team of experts is dispatched to your location to conduct the recovery process. This service is designed for clients needing immediate action or concerned about transporting sensitive data. 

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