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Failed Hard Drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by batteryboy, Sep 3, 2006.

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  1. batteryboy

    batteryboy Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have one SATA 2 hard drive gone down in a Raid Array 0-Stripe
    Is there any way I can salvage or back up any information on the Array?
    I've got the PC running off another IDE drive with the array being seen, but one disk in the array has an error
    Dave.
     
  2. JohnWill

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    Nope. RAID-0 spreads the data across the two drives with no redundancy. If you lose either drive, all the data is gone.
     
  3. batteryboy

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    Hi John,
    thanks for your reply.
    I'd appreciate it if you looked back at my more detailed problem I post a days or so ago.

    Is there any way of running a check or scan along the lines of CHKDSK or Scandisk in them?

    When I boot up now, it says the drives are both ere, in the array and withnor errors. But when in WinXP(booted fromanoher drive) the Intel Matrix software says one drive has a proble, to back up data, butI can get that far.

    Dave.
     
  4. batteryboy

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    Hi John,
    On the basis that the Intel Matrix software in XP gave the failed drive to be the other one in the array that the Raid Bios did, and then gave that both drives had failed when Ibooted again, do youthink it may actually be a Motherboard problem rather then the drives?
    Dave.
     
  5. JohnWill

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    I really can't tell from afar, it could be either. I'd be considering taking the drives to a different system and testing them independently.
     
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