A Physical Or Logical Failure?

raidsvrTechnology is definitely wonderful as it continues to advance our society into the unknown future. Technology has existed for thousands of years in different forms. The pen is writing technology. Feather-stuffed pillows are bedding technology. The term is not only relegated to electronic advancements, however that is what has been in the spotlight for the last few decades. Smartphones, wearable tech such as smartwatches and smartrings, tablets and laptops are all examples of the technological advancements the world has been making in the last three decades. With the rise of tech we are constantly looking for ways to make our lives easier and our work quicker. In North America we have this habit of working until we die in our boots so we’d rather have it be done easier if possible.

As companies and business big and small move towards digitalization of files and work they can come across the issue of space or speed. If you have a business of thirty employees and have a single computer where they can access the information from no one is going to be doing any work. Even if your business is smaller but perhaps you liaison with workers around the world you want to ensure that you can update the files and information quickly, rather than slowly.

Due to this demand people have begun employing RAID servers to help keep their information organized and accessible. These servers tend to be built by several hard discs together where the data from one is mirrored to another. There are several set ups which we won’t get into now because that can go on forever.

raidsvr1A common server set up is the HP ProLiant RAID. It’s not that much different than other RAID configurations other than the fact that the RAID construction and the controller are made by the same company and designed to work together. Sometimes when you build a RAID server from hodgepodge parts you can run into issues of compatibility. With HP ProLiant RAID you don’t have to worry too much about compatibility being a reason as to why your server won’t work.

Even though the parts are created equally from the same company that doesn’t mean it’s invincible. All RAID servers can fall victim to physical, so actual parts of the hard drive breaking or warping, and logistical, the software going haywire, issues. Both of these problems can plague any server array and can be caused by a host of issues.

The important point to recognize is that you have an issue and what to do about it. Not everyone will have technicians who can come over and whip up a correction for them in minutes. When your HP ProLiant RAID fails it’s better to look into someone who has experience with this specific set up. There are a lot of companies out there that do data recovery or that claim they can recover any RAID array but if they don’t have experience with the HP ProLiant RAID you run the risk of causing more harm than good.

This is where you need a specialist who knows how HP ProLiant RAID works and the software involved. Remember, the controller for your RAID is an HP product too so your recovery team needs to have experience working with it. Some brands may be prone to more specific issues than others so you need someone who has that experience; someone who knows the common troubles and the correct fixes. This will save you time and money as the team won’t need to try out several different things to figure out the issue and what to use as a correction. Remember, time is money!

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