A drive in RAID0 volum is failing... What shall I do??

July 13, 2012 at 10:48:08
Specs: Windows Vista
"A drive in RAID0 volum is failing, try to back up immediately"

What shall I do?

Whenever I try to back up my files it fails for some odd reason

How exactly is this RAID 0 problem caused? What is it exactly? How can it be solved?

If I reboot my computer will this problem be resolved???

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July 13, 2012 at 11:27:08
Why are you running a RAID 0 configuration in the 1st place? If one of the HDDs fails, that's it - all your data will be lost & there's no way to get it back. You should have been backing up regularly. It may be too late now. Try copying off a few files at a time & see if that works.

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July 13, 2012 at 11:35:03
What are you talking about? I just bought a PC, used it as normal and suddenly after 2 years this message popped up, what has this got to do with me choosing to run RAID 0???? It was there in the first place, I never changed any settings, nothing....

If I reboot my PC will it resolve the problem?

Do I have to buy a new one, how can I solve the problem, I don't care about backing up, all I have are games and a few files I can copy on a USB....

If I have to replace anything how much will it cost?

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July 13, 2012 at 12:34:17
"It was there in the first place, I never changed any settings, nothing...."

OK, then you chose to buy a computer with RAID 0. Did you know what you were getting when you bought it? I'm guessing you didn't. RAID 0 is approx 1/2 a reliable as a single HDD, or to put it another way, it's twice as likely to fail. You should have had a backup plan in place.

I don't know the conditions of your drives, but if you reboot, you may never get back into Windows again. If you have any photos, videos, word docs, etc that you need, get them copied off while you still can. Other than that, you will have to determine which HDD is bad, then remove it from the system. Run a diagnostic on the remaining drive. If it checks out, reinstall Windows on the single HDD.

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July 13, 2012 at 12:50:39
How long do you think my computer has left to fail or crash?


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July 13, 2012 at 13:12:51
I have no idea. You've provided zero specs. All I know is you have a RAID 0 config that's failing.

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July 13, 2012 at 13:43:17
'I have no idea. You've provided zero specs.'

Now you know, what shall I do, what can I do, and how long do I have left? Thanks

Parameter; Value

Usage; Array member
Status; Error occurred
Device Port; 0
Device Port Location; External
Current Serial ATA Transfer Code; Generation 2
Model; ST3500620AS
Serial Number; ?????????????????
Firmware; DE13
Native Command Queuing Support; Yes
Hard Drive Data cache Enabled; Yes
Size; 465.7GB
Physical Sector Size; 512 Bytes
Logical Sector Size; 512 Bytes
Number of Volumes; 1
Volume Member 1; ARRAY0
Parent Array; Array_0000

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July 13, 2012 at 13:52:17
Tezel, those aren't system specs. System specs would be what brand of computer is it, i.e. Dell etc and what's it composed of. But, never mind, like riider said your hard drives are failing and since it's a raid array, you're about to loose everything. No one can tell you how long it will last, but I suspect not long. Backup anything you think is important and then get ready to reinstall the operating system on a good hard drive. If one of the two is still good, you can use that drive. You will need an OS disk for the installation. Good Luck.

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July 13, 2012 at 13:55:15
Yes it's a Dell ):

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July 13, 2012 at 15:09:33
"Yes it's a Dell"

This is like pulling teeth! What is the model & model number of your Dell? At least with that info, someone can look up the specs to get an idea what you're dealing with.

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July 13, 2012 at 15:25:22
intel(r) core(tm) i7 cpu
memory RAM 6.00GB
64 bit operating systenm

im trying to get more details such as model number, etc by trying to click on properties on my computer but my computer ain't even opening up, has this got anything to do with this problem?

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July 13, 2012 at 15:38:14
The model number is on the tower - either on the front or on a label in back.

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