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How do I recover my data?


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Tyler5690

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I had a RAID 0 array on my computer. The motherboard died, and when I replaced it, the new RAID controller wouldn't recognize my exisitng array. Instead, it wanted to create a new one. Is there any way I can recover the data on these disks?
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I'm not very familiar with RAID and RAID configurations, but I would think that you could take one of the hard drives and set it up as a SLAVE on your computer and copy the files off it that you need. Then you should be able to put it back into the RAID and create a new one as you said it asked you if you wanted to do that.

Again I don't know much about RAID so it's just a guess on my part.

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The array is actually SATA, and a single drive in Windows shows up as unformatted, so no files are visible. I put both drives onto a controller in another system with Windows, and it recognized the size correctly (300 GBs, two 150 GB drives), but once again unformatted.
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You can download programs, one in particular I like is Recover My Files, to get the files back. It recovered all the files from my hard drive that crashed. It has a 100% success rate on recovering files as long as you haven't tried to put any files back on it. It can find the partitions in the MBR and recover the files. It's only $30 to buy and worth checking out.

Pay $30 or sleep on the couch for a month when the wife finds out you lost the pictures. Tough choice. heh :tazz:

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Edited by Fenor, 08 November 2005 - 09:14 PM.

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