Getting Data from Raid 0

Intel / Awrdacpi
September 23, 2009 at 02:01:30
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.405 GHz / 1023 MB
Hello all my first post here. I have a computer that apparently my cpu is fried. I have two 160GB drives configured in raid 0 that I need to retrive some data from. I have another system I can put them in but the setup there is just one 120GB IDE drive. The working system has connections on the motherboard for the sata drives and they do show up in th bios but I can not access them in windows.

Any help would be sweet.


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#1
September 23, 2009 at 02:49:54
if the cpu is intel, go here

Select your OS, select the link associated with the #1 on the left, then click download, then click RAID/AHCI software, then it will download. Let me know how it goes.

our patience is big


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#2
September 23, 2009 at 03:16:58
Apparently I do not have the required hardware on this board.

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#3
September 23, 2009 at 03:21:49
oh man

connect the hdd and see if it works

the slots won`t be recognized if they are empty ( i think )

our patience is big


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#4
September 23, 2009 at 03:43:38
Both drives are connected and recognized. Windows sees them as one drive one partition and it is not accessable.

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#5
September 23, 2009 at 03:45:54
how do you mean " not accessible "

any errors ?

a dumb question :

what was the os that you used with SATA and what`s the os you`re using now ?

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#6
September 23, 2009 at 04:01:42
No errors. Win 7 on the sata drives xp home on this machine. I think I got it figured out. I have to do a repair install on this machine so that I can load the raid controllers from the floppy. They were never used on this machine so they were not loaded.

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#7
September 23, 2009 at 04:03:25
right :-)

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#8
September 23, 2009 at 08:44:49
RAID 0 is generally not recommended because if something happens to the array, it can be difficult, sometimes impossible, to retrieve the data. You *should* have been backing up important data to a 3rd drive.

I never tried this, but have a look:

http://raid2raid.com/


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#9
September 24, 2009 at 09:46:18
Thanks Jam, that did the trick!

It doesn't allow me to duel boot or anything like that at least not yet I am still playing with it, but I can copy the files I needed over to the harddrive in this system. I haven't tried to access the OS on those discs and most likely won't. I just needed a few banking type files. Everything else can wait until I rebuild that system..With all the stuff I needed this for, not really much, I am going to start backing up everyday to a usb pen drive.

Again thank you very much jam I am in your debt.


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#10
September 25, 2009 at 04:58:26
shelbyclan

I will give a little unsolicited advice here. First, just because it can be done, doesn't mean it should be done. That is referring to running RAID 0.

Next, IMO storing banking information on your PC is just asking for trouble. Use removable media. IMO optical media is the best choice but USB external drives or flash media are also useful.

Third, you should always maintain at least two copies of any data you wish to keep.

imperator

It is obvious you don't know what RAID 0 is. In the future please refrain from giving advice when you don't have a good handle on the problem.


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#11
September 25, 2009 at 11:42:33
I have to agree.

Likely


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#12
September 25, 2009 at 19:51:58
When I get it back together I won't be using raid at all. For what I am doing I don't really see any advantage to using raid over just two seperate drives. When I built that system I let myself get conned into doing the raid 0 without much research.

As for the banking stuff it wasn't anything serious like credit credit card numbers or account numbers, just an excel balace sheet and monthly bills word document.


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#13
September 25, 2009 at 20:38:43
Well, if it is any consolation it seems that I am in the minority when it comes to keeping those kinds of things on a computer.

Folks are regularly asking how they can wipe their hard drives prior to disposing of the computer.


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#14
September 26, 2009 at 12:10:16
I am more or less the same way. The only thing I really do keep on the computer is my checkbook balance. I don't keep any kind of account imformation on it.

I have only sold one hard drive. I deleted each patition and formatted the whole thing like 15 times. Anything they can still get they can have. Hate to see someone spend almost $100 on recovery programs just to get my myspace passwrod lol.


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#15
September 26, 2009 at 15:19:56
My philosophy is if you don't want a new user to see it then don't place it on the drive to start with.

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