Data Rescue 3 for corrupt but not 'lost' data on raid5

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by villingchong, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. villingchong macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2014
    Hi, I have a drobo with 5 SATA drives in raid 5 configuration. The software for it says all drives healthy, the diagnostic report came back fine for drives, changed data cables, ports and even enclosures but cannot get the volume to mount. My macbook pro can see the drive is attached in disk utility but cannot mount volume - suggests first aid but that will only ask me to format and repair.

    So my question is - can I use Data Rescue 3 to rescue something that is not technically lost. I know the data is there because the volume has correct name and capacity indicators in software and on enclosure are correct.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You can try but be careful since you're talking about a RAID unit.

    I also suggest you have a backup plan for your DROBO, RAID is not a backup. I own a DROBO myself and I back it up regularly. If the unit fails, then I have a copy of my data :)
  3. liya1201 macrumors regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    If I were you, I probably will give DiskWarrior a try...
  4. giffut macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2003

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