raid 0 error , then 3 drive disapear!!!

January 21, 2010 at 08:00:35
Specs: Windows XP
hi 1st time around! hope someone can help me
i got raid 0 w/ 2 160gb seagate HD,after reintall Win7 got error on the raid, so i though if i re-set up raid should fix issue, by mistake i set up a third HD WD 400 gb, after 8% i stop process but i cant see 3th HD, less my 200 gb of info on it, what can i do!!??

thanks in advance i'm desperate!!!

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January 21, 2010 at 08:52:18
I think you have lost it. The chances of recovering any data from a RAID 0 failure are virtually nil. Stopping a process once it has started didn't help matters either. The difficulty with RAID 0 is that the data is split between two different disks and a problem with one render the other useless as well.

The only thing you can do is to pay some who is expert on these things and hope they can recover the data but the chances are slim. The only other thing you can do is to reformat, reinstall and condemn RAID 0 to where it belongs, in the rubbish tip.


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January 22, 2010 at 17:37:13
************thank for replaying******************
... so this looks ugly.... thanks anyway... i´ll keep googling to c if i can get some hope... i wont give up this easy to important info!!!!

anyone else!

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January 22, 2010 at 23:25:17
If the info was that important where was your backup?
As explained by StuartS, Raid 0 was an unwise choice since all data is lost as soon as a single disk develops a problem.

In the past before large drives became affordable, Raid 0 was a viable option for creating large volumes but was usually accompanied by a mirrored array as backup in the event of disk failure. Now that large drives are so affordable a mirrored array Raid 1 is a suitable configuration. The perceived speed gains of Raid 0 are not in any way offset by the risks of data loss.

You may be able to recover use of your hardware but your data is beyond economic recovery.

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January 25, 2010 at 08:36:14
:( :( :( so its confirm!!! i sooooo lost everything,
thanks guys! both of you!, i'll try to recover my drive & forgot about info!!!

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