Ever wonder it means to have a RAID-0 hard drive configuration? No, it is not a hard drive that kills bugs dead. RAID-0 is also known as striping and splits the data equally across two or more hard drives.  The reason people choose RAID-0 is for the increased hard drive capacity and/or data transfer speeds.

The way RAID-0 works, when you write a file to your hard drive, it is split into blocks.  The size of the blocks is pre-determined at the time that the RAID-0 is setup and usually is defaulted to 64KB.  So, for example, you have a 500KB file Word document that you are saving to your hard drive, it would essentially be split into seven full 64KB blocks and one 64KB block with only 52KB of data.  Assuming that you are using only two hard drives, the split could like like this:

| Drive 1 | Drive 2 |
| Block 1 | Block 2 |
| Block 3 | Block 4 |
| Block 5 | Block 6 |
| Block 7 | Block 8 |

As you can clearly see, if either drive fails, your files will be completely lost.  That is where Recovery Force comes in.  Although we don’t recommend a RAID-0 drive configuration without a solid backup routine in place, there are times when RAID-0 data recovery is just needed.   So, assuming that none of the drives are completely destroyed beyond physical recovery, the odds are, our team of RAID data recovery experts can quickly recover your lost files.

If your RAID-0 storage array has failed, contact the Recovery Force team at 866-750-3169 to find out how you can get a free assessment and quote.