Drobo Data Recovery
Drobo is located in San Jose, California, and was founded in 2005 originally as Data Robotics. The name was changed in 2011 since Drobo had become a more familiar name. In 2013, Drobo merged with Connected Data, which is the name they are now under. Drobo has remained the name of their product line.
Drobo has created a large line of RAID external storage devices (trademarked BeyondRAID) in a range of types including NAS, DAS, and SAN products. Their products can contain anywhere between four to twelve 3.5” or 2.5” SCSI hard disk drives. Drobo is unique, in that it created a system that allows users to mix and match drives of different speeds, capacities, and types. This is a completely different system than the industry standard. They primarily created this design to allow people to install and remove the hard drives without manual data migration. It also means that the users can enhance their storage without worrying about the drive order, compatibility, data loss, or downtime. Depending on how much data the unit stores, up to 3 drives can fail without losing information, provided that the data is restored onto the remaining good drive before another fails. Management software isn’t required either, as the RAID system appears as one drive to the operating system.
Drobo products we work with include, but are not limited to:
- Drobo S series
- Drobo 5D
- Drobo 5N
- Drobo FS
- Drobo Mini
- DroboPro series
- Drobo B800fs
- Drobo B800i
- Drobo B1200i
The drives can experience the same issues as any other in the sense that they can suffer from logical and physical trauma. If some type of virus, malware, or any other malicious software were to install then it risks the integrity of the drive. Hard drives do wear and fail after a period of time, but they can experience complications if they are dropped, overheated, or tampered with. If clicking is heard, then turn off the computer immediately and call us. Turning it back on can cause further damage to the drive and potential loss of data.
The downside to this format is that the disks use the Drobo configuration, which means they cannot be used for or read on any other system. Do not attempt to mount them to anything but a Drobo product. If you want to be able to swap the drives into another system but still expand your storage with drives of different capacities, alternatives would be Netgear’s X-RAID, Synology’s Hybrid RAID, or LaCie’s SimplyRAID systems.
Why Choose Us?
Handling drives used for a Drobo platform can be tricky, and Platinum Data Recovery will provide you with the most secure and comprehensive recovery options in the industry. Our engineers have the skills and the resources necessary to recover data from any piece of equipment regardless of manufacturer, interface, system, or configuration. We understand that recovering this information can be critical and time-sensitive, so don’t let you or your business wait for a lesser form of resolve. Call us now!
Advanced Drobo Data Recovery Service
If your Drobo device is not working properly, then it becomes crucial to first find out the nature of the damage. At Platinum Data Recovery, we provide advanced data recovery services for all Drobo systems. Drobo devices include both Direct Attached Storage (DAS) and Network Attached Storage (NAS). As a series of multi-disk devices, Drobo is designed primarily for professional users and small to medium-sized businesses. Drobo devices come in a wide range of capacities, from 1 to 40 TB, using from 4 to 12 disk bays. As a series of high-performance SAN devices, Drobo devices offer safe, reliable storage, and scalability. But like any other storage device, data loss is always a possibility. Drobo systems may suffer data loss due to multiple hard drive failures, accidental deletion, user error, or software issues. In such data loss scenarios, we offer a full range of data recovery services on all Data Robotics products.
As a well-established data recovery company, we have invested in cutting-edge technology and developed proprietary utilities in our laboratory to provide consistently successful Drobo data recovery. We are an experienced Drobo RAID Data Recovery Company offering quick and guaranteed data recovery services. Our data recovery engineers have worked with all types of RAID and are capable of handling both physical and logical data loss scenarios.
Drobo Data Recovery FAQ
How to prevent unnecessary downtime after a server failure?
In case of server failure, you need to shut it down right away. This will helps in preserving your media in its original condition and can increase your chances of quick, full data recovery. If you continue operating your server, you may overwrite files and damage the media. You should also avoid repairing or reinitializing the server by yourself. To minimize downtime, you should contact a data recovery expert for speedy data recovery.
What type of RAID server data loss cases you can handle?
At Platinum Data Recovery, our team is qualified to recover data in circumstances such as multiple disk failures, a malware attack, natural disaster, physical damage, etc. No matter how you’ve lost data, we have the expertise to retrieve your lost files. We can recover data from crashed Drobo server, failed multiple disks, failed RAID controller, unrecognized drives, degraded RAID array, missing RAID drive, and so on.
What should I look for when choosing the Drobo NAS data Recovery Company?
If you have lost data from Drobo RAID external storage devices such as NAS, DAS, and SAN, you need to find an expert. To retrieve lost data from Drobo RAID devices, it’s important to find a data recovery company that has specialized tools and experienced engineering teams. The company should also be certified to work on Drobo NAS, DAS, and SAN products. When choosing a company, consider factors like proper security credentials, Cleanroom lab facility, data recovery success rate, and customer reviews.