How Bristol Data Recovery Can Retrieve Data from HP P4000 & P4500?

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How Bristol Data Recovery Can Retrieve Data from HP P4000 & P4500?


At Bristol Data Recovery our engineers have developed a process by which the information that once would have been considered unrecoverable on the ‘nodes' of the P4000 and P4500 storage servers can now be retrieved and recovered to other media. This is something that Hewlett Packard, as an entity, has previously said was impossible to do and have stated quiet categorically that these devices are non-recoverable. Our engineers here at Bristol Data Recovery are proud to be able to say that in this instance we have taken the manufacturer's words and turned them on their head.

The P4000 and P4500 SANs (Storage Area Networks) were designed by HP and released into the marketplace during 2008 and since then have been used in many large enterprises and organisations who require access to huge amounts of information at a less than a moment's notice. These SANs (Storage Area Networks) work on a principle not dissimilar to RAID (Redundant Array of Independent/Inexpensive Disks) in how they store information but very different in how they access it. SANs work on the method of combining a series of storage ‘Nodes' rather than operating a series of hard drives that function under the auspices of a controller card. These ‘Nodes' are usually iSCSI.

At Bristol Data Recovery our engineers have been called upon to help clients who have had difficulty with said ‘Nodes' and have been told by the manufacturer that the data on them has been effectively lost because there is no way of recovering it.

Our team of engineers have developed a process whereby the drives can effectively be reverse engineered using computer forensic techniques that allow us to access the ‘Nodes' themselves without having to have the whole rack-mounted setup or case-encased system delivered to our data recovery centre. We simply require the ‘Nodes' (drives if you like?) which we can then work from to create a reversely engineered image that allows us to recover your data and reconstitute it to a new media of your choice.

A common problem we have encountered is the corruption of what is known as LUN (Logical Unit Number) which can be either a subsection of a physical drive or the entire drive depending on how it has been setup initially. If problems occur with the LUN then it may be the drive (if used in its entirety) is no longer accessible because the array will not recognise it; thus leaving you unable to access the data on said drive. This is where the manufacturers of the P4000 and P4500 have stated that the drive is no longer usable and/or recoverable and has left many organisations and businesses struggling to reconstitute information from other sources such as old hard copy etc.

If you have suffered problems with either your P4000 or P4500 series Left-hand SAN then all hope is not lost. Our engineers here at Bristol Data Recovery are available to speak to Monday-Friday 9am to 6pm and are on hand to answer your queries regarding the reasons why your SAN setup has failed and how we can help recover the information from a setup that its own creators have deemed is impossible to do.

Whilst we hope you never encounter such problems we are here to help and can offer you a variety of recovery such as formatted hard drive recovery, external hard disk recovery, laptop hard disk recovery and many more options depending on your budget and timescale for recovery. Call us today on 0117 3321137 for more information.
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