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RAID0 recovery

ZAR has been discontinued
After about twenty years, I felt ZAR can no longer be updated to match the modern requirements, and I decided to retire it.

ZAR is replaced by Klennet Recovery, my new general-purpose DIY data recovery software.

If you are looking specifically for recovery of image files (like JPEG, CR2, and NEF), take a look at Klennet Carver, a separate video and photo recovery software.


RAID0 is a non-redundant array usually consisting of two disks. Since there is no redundancy in a RAID0, data recovery is possible only if all the member disks are available. In case of member disk failure, first you need to image/repair the failed disk and only then try RAID 0 recovery.

Step 1 - Get, install, and start ZAR RAID recovery software

Download and install ZAR RAID recovery software just like you do with any regular program. When you run it, ZAR displays the window like the one below:

start RAID0 recovery
  1. Click "RAID Recovery"
Step 2 - Select array members and RAID types
Select disks for RAID0 recovery
  1. Select all the disks that were members of the RAID0. Note that the order of disks is reconstructed automatically, you cannot specify it here
  2. Select the RAID 0 layout (also called "RAID level")
  3. Click "Next" to start the RAID0 reconstruction
Step 3 – RAID 0 layout reconstruction
RAID0 recovery progress

This part is fully automatic. It is likely for a RAID 0 recovery to complete before the progress bar reaches 100%. In an extreme case, the RAID 0 recovery may be done in under 10 minutes. This is the expected behavior.

Step 4 - Select the partition on the RAID0
Select RAID0 partition for recovery
  1. Select the partition on the array you need to recover. Use More functions... -> Scan for missing partitions to run a partition recovery if required
  2. Click "Next"
Step 5 - Filesystem reconstruction
RAID0 filesystem recovery This part is fully automatic.
Step 6 - Mark files to copy
Mark files for RAID0 recovery
  1. Mark files and folders to recover by clicking their corresponding checkboxes
  2. Click "Next"
Step 7 - Copy the files
Copy RAID0 data
  1. Enter the name of the folder for the recovered files
  2. Click "Start copying" to start file retrieval
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