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My RAID drive needs hacking.

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My Drobo RAID drive was accidentally reformatted by USB duplicating software and now shows as an 8 gig USB. But there are 17TB still locked away. Data recovery programs are having trouble because of the way a RAID drive works. Anyone know how I can get back my 17TB of .mov files intact? And don't just direct me to a data recovery program - I need RAID-specific info, please!

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A recovery product needs to be used because there is no method to access the RAID content. I've Googled the available websites and everywhere I found information, a recovery product was mentioned as well.

I am saying this because data access can't be done manually without a tool. You still need to use one of those apps that have exclusive access to a partition.

Since I am a fan of EaseUS products, I recommend the following app: http://www.easeus.com/resource/raid-recovery-software.htm

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