Raid 0 problem

Ric Evans January 29, 2009 at 00:09:33
Specs: Windows XP 32 Pro
I have a desktop with two drives in a RAID 0 (Striped) configuration. The motherboard has failed and my most recent backup is 5 months ago. (Ghost failed on me, another story.) What is the best way to get my data off the RAID 0 drives. Would a new motherboard recognise that the drives are configured as RAID 0 and access them correctly? Or have I lost the data.

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January 29, 2009 at 03:15:19

sorry cant give you any specific advice just saw this product, useful? other posters will give more info

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January 29, 2009 at 04:38:20
I believe you would need the same family/model RAID controller to connect the drives to. Don't know if there is a hard and fast rule for that.

Determine the specs on the integrated RAID controllers and get another board with the same controllers. Preferably the same exact model of motherboard. You would also need to configure the drives in the same manner as before, of course.

How did you determine the motherboard has failed?

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January 29, 2009 at 05:01:52
And in the future, do NOT run RAID 0.

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January 29, 2009 at 10:39:08
My advice is to not run any Raid.
Raid 1 might be a little more acceptable than Raid 0, but you are better off with a good backup system.

FWIW to XP users: When you click on the 'Command Prompt' you are just causing the 'Command prompt' to be displayed. This prompt gives you access to NTVDM.EXE, the 'NT Virtual DOS Manager'.

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