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Setting up RAID in Enclosures (Externals)


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FUState

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I had a laptop with a raid 0 give up on me (the motherboard). I want to salvage the data, and found some cheap enclosures for 2.5" drives...

I want to take these two drives, put them onto my desktop and suck the data out of them.

I am thinking that it should be easy to set up a raid 0 using this method, and if you have done this, and have any advice, please let me know (and share tips if you can :).

Also, if you have tried this, and it did not work, please tell me what you know about trying something like this.

Basically, any advice would be great :)
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Hi there,

I have never tried this, but I have heard that you won't be able to salvage the data as only your motherboard has the ability to talk to it (drivers). Your best bet would be to find the exact same laptop and put them in there.

To be sure, though, best of luck with it - and if ever you need to set them up (in a different enclosure) and it asks you to format, try a different option... :)

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I had heard too that you need the same motherboard to salvage raid 0 data... but in the case of a desktop, I purchased a motherboard that was not even made by the same company (to replace a busted motherboard) and I got all the data back from those two hard drives... Not sure if I was just lucky or not...

I am guessing that my luck has run out on this one, but I think I'm going to try anyway, and thanks for the reply.

If only I knew how to repair motherboards :)
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RAID setups will only work with external enclosures if the drive is using the eSATA interface.
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Oh... wow... thank you for that.

Now I'm glad I didn't go out and buy a usb enclosure already...
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