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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery

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UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is just what you need when facing a data loss issue no matter what caused it and what type of data storage was affected. This data recovery software can be a real life-saver as the recovery results it can offer are much better compared to those provided by similar programs on the market. So, if you're looking for a product with a great quality-price ratio, UFS Explorer RAID Recovery deserves your attention.

What makes this software an excellent file recovery solution? First of all, its universal nature. You can use it to recover photos, documents, archives, audio, video and other files missing from a wide range of simple data storage media, including SSD and HDD drives, both internal and external, USB thumb drives and memory cards, as well as from various ready-to-use and custom-made NAS devices and RAID-based data storage systems. It helps to cope with data loss issues caused by accidental or intentional deletion and formatting, software errors, hardware failures, virus attacks and so on.

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery suits for users of all skill levels. Those of you who prefer a hassle-free and straightforward data recovery procedure, can keep the default settings (the program automatically sets the most optimal ones) and just click the Start recovery button. At the same, a more experienced user will surely appreciate a set of tools for handling defective or unstable media: storage reading settings like read timeout, block size, etc., an in-built disk imager with the possibility to specify rules for damaged sectors omitting and a function for optional defects map generation.

One more advantage to mention is the program’s capability to automatically detect and assemble the supported types of arrays (in virtual mode) using the metadata on their constituent drives. So, your RAID-based device will show up in the program’s interface just like regular data storages. And all you’ll need to do is attach the drives of your NAS to the PC the program has been installed on and run it. On the other hand, if you have to assemble an array manually, the program offers such a possibility with an in-built RAID builder tool.

Moreover, all data storages, both complex and simple ones, are handled in a secure read-only mode so that you shouldn't worry about the integrity of your data: UFS Explorer RAID recovery won’t change a file on your storage.

Such in-built features as file state indication, color differentiation between the existing/restored data, preview, search, sorting and filtering options facilitate working with the restored data.

With this software you can get an advanced toolkit that only some high-end data recovery programs offer at a much more affordable price. It's up to you whether to use all of the capabilities it includes, but it's always nice to have them at your disposal.

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is available in three versions, each dedicated to a particular operating system: Windows, macOS and Linux. You can download, install and try an appropriate one absolutely for free and even copy an unlimited number of files recovered with its help, below 768 KB each.

  • Support for all types of RAID types.
  • Reliable recovery from both hardware and software RAID.
  • Support for a wide range of file systems including NTFS, FAT, HFS+, Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, and others.
  • Disk imaging and cloning capabilities.
  • Raw data recovery (file signature search).
  • Hexadecimal viewer for detailed analysis.
  • Also available for macOS and Linux.

Compatibility with a vast range of file systems

The program supports numerous file systems of Windows (NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3), macOS (HFS+, APFS) and Linux (Ext2-Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs), as well as simple and stripe ZFS volumes of BSD/Solaris.

Support of multiple RAID levels and most popular NAS devices

This software works with standard (RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 1E, RAID 3, RAID 5, RAID 6, etc.) and nested (RAID level 10, 50, 60, 50E, etc.) types of arrays, custom layouts created with RDL or Runtime VIM and specific RAID configurations used in popular NAS devices produced by Drobo, Buffalo Technology (TeraStation, LinkStation), Synology, QNAP Systems, etc., including Drobo BeyondRAID, Synology Hybrid RAID and RAID-Z.

Work with advanced storage technologies

In addition to the above-mentioned RAID types, this software supports other storage technologies such as Apple Fusion Drive, Windows Dynamic Disks and Storage Spaces, Linux LVM and mdadm, as well as virtual disks (VMware, Hyper-V, VirtualBox, QEMU and XEN) and disk images of different formats.

What is more, another great feature to mention in this regard is the compatibility with BitLocker, BitLocker To Go and Apple APFS volumes encryptions and the possibility to decrypt storages encrypted with these methods right in the program’s interface.

Lots of useful functions and additional instruments

Along with a bunch of indispensable features like quick and advanced data search, in-program file previewing (for documents, images and PDF files), multiple filtering options, in-bulk data saving and other, this software also offers a couple of more advanced tools like an embedded disk imager, a hexadecimal viewer or an editor of RAW recovery rules.

How to Use

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is designed with a user-friendly dashboard and interface that guides users of all knowledge levels through the storage recovery process.

It all starts with selecting the disk or RAID array the user wants to recover data from. The software will then automatically scan the selected drive and display recoverable files and recommendations for recovering procedure. All scanned and recovered files can be easily previewed before recovery, enabling users to confirm that their valuable files are indeed present without corruption or data loss. Once the user selects the files for recovery, all that remains is to specify the separate storage destination and initiate the recovery process.

User Interface

The user interface of the program is intuitive and straightforward, enabling users to quickly identify the most important tools that are needed for fast and reliable data recovery.

Its main dashboard features a classic explorer-style window, which makes file navigation easy. The top of the app is home to the main control buttons (Open, Refresh, and Build Raid), while the bottom right corner features buttons for “Start Scan” and “Explore” tools.
The software neatly organizes the scanned results with a standard set of additional metadata (file creation time, size, file format), enabling users to easily sort and search through the found files. The interface also provides detailed information about each file and for quick preview files before recovery.

All found raid structures are identified via the “Virtual Raid Configuration” window that lists important data such as RAID level, parity distribution, stripe size, parity delay, RAID alias, Asynchronous I/O, and rotation shift value.


What is UFS Explorer RAID Recovery?
It is a premium storage utility designed for data recovery from RAID systems and complex storage configurations. It allows users to regain control over failed RAID structures and restore lost data.

Is it safe?
100% yes! UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is safe to use as it is protected against viruses and other malicious software. During operation, the app performs recovery functions only in a read-only mode which ensures that user data is not additionally damaged.

What are supported file systems?
  • Windows - NTFS, FAT, FAT32, exFAT, ReFS/ReFS3
  • Linux - Ext2, Ext3, Ext4, XFS, Extended format XFS, JFS, ReiserFS, UFS, UFS2, Adaptec UFS, big-endian UFS, Sun ZFS, Btrfs
  • Mac OS - HFS+, APFS
  • The app also supports storage systems optimized for BSD/Solaris.

The pricing for this app starts with (lifetime) Personal €129.95 and Commercial €219.95 licenses that unlock operation on a single PC. The most premium Corporate License tier unlocks the usage on up to 10 computers at once.

The FREE version of the app can only be used for scanning RAID structures, previewing files, and recovering files of up to 768 KB in size.

System Requirements

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is fully compatible with all modern versions of Windows OS, starting with Windows 7 (both 32-bit and 64-bit).
Minimum system requirements are as follows: 20MB of free storage space for the app, 1GB of RAM, and enough free storage space for recovered files.

The devs are recommending a modern quadcore CPU and at least 2GB of RAM for optimal recovery performance.

  • Supports a wide range of file systems and RAID configurations.
  • Offers advanced features like raw data recovery and disk imaging.
  • User-friendly and intuitive interface.
  • Support for encrypted storage.
  • The free version has limited capabilities.

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery is a robust and reliable tool for data recovery from RAID systems, with a wide range of supported file systems and advanced features that make it a versatile tool for any data recovery needs.

Also Available: Download UFS Explorer RAID Recovery for Mac

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What's new in this version:

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.8
- In VHDX/AVHDX format: added support of embedded log (transaction journal) to support 'virtual' log replay in case of 'dirty' virtual disk detachment
- When scan result is restored to a different offset (from a disk/partition context menu) a confirmation warning message now appears
- In file system direct access mode: added a function to calculate and show capacities of subfolders (size and count of files inside)
- Added support of NVMe SMART reporting in software version for Linux OS
- ZFS file system (direct access): modified file 'open' procedure to support delayed loading of metadata and speed-up opening of large files
- ReFS file system: added support of 'resident' files for both 'Access' and 'Scan' (small files stored in metadata with file system format 3.14 or later)
- FAT/FAT32 scan
- Removed some 'junk' objects that can appear during 'indexing' stage of scan
- Added support of older SONY camera style file deletion (indication with zero instead of E5h byte)
- In embedded viewer: added support of PDF documents in 'version 2' format and fixed few PDF format-related issues

In raw recovery:
- Added detection of PDF in format version 2
- Fixed bug that caused some PDF files to be classified by mistake as Adobe Illustrator (AI) files
- Added search for 'real' file size of PDF and AI documents (when possible)

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.7.1
- Drobo support: fixed issue with reading RAID when total data size on the storage exceeds 16TB

Added support of work with disk WWN IDs:
- Software now reads and displays Device ID (WWN) of SATA drives on disk properties panel;
- For SAS drives Device ID, Port ID and Target ID WWNs are displayed;
- When disk is imaged to SDLSP format, WWNs are saved (preserved) and also can be displayed for such SDLSP files

- ReFS file system: updated both scan and direct access modules to support the latest ReFS 3.14

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.7
- Enabled write support for 'span' constructions and 'chunked' VMDK files
- Added VMDK format as a supported target format for the Disk Imager
- Virtual disk size limit for VMDK images is set to 128EB (instead of 8TB in VMware GUI)
- Also added support of legacy VHD format as an output format for Disk Imager (for sources with capacity below 2040GB)
- Added support of importing defect maps in RSM format
- In 'Save selection (advanced)' dialog added the possibility to fine-tune certain copying parameters to override temporary the global software settings
- Also added possibility to set up copying 'with the full path from the root'
- Added 'Save with full path' tool to the context menu of individual files

Symbolic links support:
- Fixed a bug causing truncation of long symbolic links
- In object properties GUI: now symbolic link is displayed fully, with no truncation

On XFS file system:
- Added support of 'long date' feature for both 'access' and 'scan'
- Fixed bug with 'dirty' short symbolic links
- Added support of long symbolic links in older (plain) format
FAT32 scan: fixed bug with folder structure reconstruction when there are multiple deleted files and file system indexing is enabled

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.6
- Added support of OpenBSD softraid (RAID0, RAID1, RAID5, Span)
- In disk imager: added a tool to re-image defect blocks (it resets the 'defect' status to the 'unread' status and allows to re-image the 'unread' zones)

Microsoft Storage Spaces:
- Added basic support of multi-tier volumes with several rotation groups
- Fixed parsing issue of 'parent link' metadata entries (version 2)

Added a tool to open 'directory-bundled' images from a local file system:
- Added support of macOS sparsebundle/backupbundle format
- Added support of Parallels HDD bundle virtual disks (with automatic support of snapshots)
- In media manager: added recognition of local Parallels Desktop virtual machines and possibility to access their virtual disks (under macOS)
- Disk images of Parallels Desktop software: added support of snapshots
- Fixed scan issue that caused incorrect file system sub-trees reconstruction on Linux/Unix file systems (EXT, XFS etc.)

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.5
Added ZFS pool builder GUI:
- Added GUI to view/edit ZFS pool configuration, including Vdevs, RAID-Z level and members etc
- Possibility to assign components manually (after metadata damage) and force placeholders on place of missing components
- Added 'New ZFS pool' function under 'RAID' menu to build a pool manually
- 'View/Edit RAID' function for ZFS pool RAIDs is replaced with this tool to view/re-configure automatically assembled pools

- Added support of Drobo short-form metadata of latest models
- In Drobo assistant tool: added possibility to specify data block metadata size (to support older models/firmware)

In disk imager:
- Added option to track disk by serial number after its reconnection at different device path
- When resuming saving image to an existing SDLSP or VHDX file, software now verifies stored serial number to match with the source

ZFS file system access:
- Fixed an issue with 'missing' support of Big-Endian file system (SPARC)
- Fixed an issue with path navigation when multiple datasets enclosed to each other

- In ZFS scan procedure: fixed an issue with detection of Big-Endian ZFS (SPARC)
- In file size report: added possibility to switch between long (full) numbers and short form in KB/MB/GB/TB
- ExFAT scan: addeed support of 'padding' directory records
- NTFS:fixed issue with support of big files when DATA attribute is moved to ATTR_LIST but still has duplication of 'DATA tail' in main MFT record

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.4
- Fixed crash bug with in the disk imager working in ATA-mode
- In SDLSP file format: added possibility to store 'Host Specific' ATA log pages
- Added indication of encryption on disks from WD MyBook (DUO) with JMS561 bridge
- Fixed issue with support of sparse files created with EXT2/3-style inodes on EXT file system
- UFS file system: fixed a couple of bugs with processing of directory scan (after 'sparse' deletion)

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.3
- Reworked 'Save with filter' GUI: different filters separated to 'tabs', target path was made editable
- Also reworked 'folder exclusion' mask as a separate setting
- Added indication of ZFS pool component properties (vdev, RAID configuration, RAID-Z member, pool ID etc.)
- New filter UI design is also applied to reporting function
- Access to NTFS volumes: Added support of Windows Overlay Filter (WOF) compression on files (both XPRESS and LZX)

NTFS file system scan
- Added search and processing of WOF-compressed files in scan result
- Removed duplicate symbolic links
- Corrected algorithm of directory structure recovery for 'lost' files

- ExFAT file system scan: added possibility to recover items from partially wiped folders
- In RAW recovery: added possibility to assemble SONY cam video streams with reverse header/data order

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.2
- 'Open device (advanced)' function now has setting for maximum IO block size (to support limitations of some adaptors)
- In disk imager (ATA mode) - fixed issues with read errors caused by mis-aligned buffer
- SDLSP format now has native support of extended sector sizes (such as 520, 528, 4160 etc.)
- Saving images from SDLSP and plain files with extended sector size enable automatic conversion to standard sector size
- In 'Media Manager': added support of TerraMaster NAS (shared folders, iSCSI, etc.)
- XFS file system: added support of 'object type in directory entry' extended feature for XFS metadata version 2
- UFS file system: added support of sparse files
- Increased software stack size to support much larger depth of directories nesting
- In Explorer, introduced additional 'yellow' state for files found with 'raw recovery'

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.1
- Added support of RAID0+1 configurations of HP SmartArray controllers (version 1 metadata)
- Added support of RAID0 configurations on RAID components of different sizes (dynamic adjustment of rotation)
- In file viewer: added 'quick preview' for disk images and virtual disks of common formats and with most used file systems

In Media Manager:
- Added support of ASUSTOR NAS devices (shares, snapshots, iSCSI target files, encrypted shared folders)
- Added support of WD MyCloud NAS (OS 5: PRO, EX2 Ultra etc.) storages
- Added support of legacy WD MyCloud Home series storages
- For MyCloud Home storages, added proper indication of user name for 'auth' container folders
- Fixed bug with support of GPT on Synology NAS

Reworked ReFS file system support module:
- Replaced 'mapping of file segments' with 'IO virtualization' to support segmentation and double indirection (optional, ReFS 3.9 and later)
- In 'access mode': added experimental support of ZSTD and LZ4 file compressions
- In both 'access mode' and 'scan result': added support of 'redirected' file metadata (this fixes displaying of some files as 'folders')
Removed imaging optimization for AVHDX/SDLSP files with enabled 'base' files (which are used as a 'delta')

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 10.0
Added 'media manager' function:
- Optional detection of supported connected 'complicated' media devices (dedicated UI section for recognized media devices)
- Automatic assembly of mdadm RAID and LVM
- Assisted (automatic) access to shared folders, iSCSI volumes, snapshots etc.
- Automatic decryption of supported encrypted folders and containers
- Support of QNAP (QTS 4.3 to 5.1), Synology (DSM 6.2 to 7.1) and Apple AirPort storages

Optional 'dark theme' in user interface
- Automatic recognition of the dark/light theme of the system under Windows and macOS
- Added the ability to independently configure the color theme of the program

Object properties dialog now includes explanation to custom colors of objects in UI
Added new scan type: 'Only the current file system' - to increase 'completion' speed and reduce memory usage
Fixed issue with proper recognition of DDF1 RAID10 configuratios on some controllers
Fixed several quality-related issues in raw recovery

UFS Explorer RAID Recovery 9.18
- Added support of multi-volume configurations of very old Drobo DAS devices

In disk imager:
- Changed two-pass imaging to multi-pass imaging by adding optional one or two pre-imaging stages (with no retries on defects)
- Added optional pre-imaging stage 0 - to quickly skips slow and damaged areas for fast imaging of 'healthy' areas
- Added one more pre-imaging stage to run on slow areas and to skip areas with defects (postpone them to the 'normal' stage)
- Added possibility to override number of retries and read timeout for the final imaging stage

Built-in viewer now supports displaying the contents of certain archive file formats:
- Added support of Zip, TAR, GZip and BZip2 archive container formats (including .tar.gz, .tar.bz2)
- Added content decompression for Deflate, Deflate64, BZip2, LZX, LZMS, LZMA, MS XPress and plain content streams
- Added limited support of Windows IMage (WIM) file format (only individual files in current format)
- Support of preview of contained files
- In 'file search' result: added missing color and file status indication
- Added displaying of the number of files in scan result folders
- Disabled the indication of the folder metadata size (to avoid confusion with the size of contained files)
- Added possibility to re-enable this function in the software settings
- Fixed issue displaying color progressive (one scan per component) JPEG images as greyscale
- Reworked support of ISO9660 file system.