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Kym Tank
Relinking failed RAID0
on Mar 14, 2011 at 3:31:13 am

Hi all,
I have an PC based editing system that uses 2x1TB drives set as RAID 0 as the capture drive. The RAID is controlled by the chipset using Intel Matrix Storage Manager in the BIOS.

Last night while plugging in a card I inadvertently pulled a cable bundle and disconnected power to the system drive. Naturally, on startup nothing much happened. After I worked out what was going on and re-started, my RAID 0 showed as "Failed", - both drives were working, but the first drive showing as a non RAID drive and the second showing as part of the RAID.

The ports show as
port 0 = system drive,
port 1 = DVD drive,
port 2 = 1TB (non RAID)
port 3 = 1TB (Part of RAID)

I can only assume that on the initial startup the BIOS could not find the system drive and then tried the next drive in the line, causing it to unlink itself from the RAID.

Is there a way of re-linking these drives and recovering the data? The Intel Matrix Storage Console "help files" seem to indicate that recovery is as simple as restarting the system, but obviously nothing happens (otherwise I would not be sending out my cry for help)

Thanks everyone

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Fred Jodry
Re: Relinking failed RAID0
on Mar 14, 2011 at 7:49:58 am

The computer still knows how to redetect the RAID if things are back to normal but it looks like pulling the cable with power on caused one hard drive to write a data burn at or near the beginning. Since your data is PC based, take your RAID array (with the computer or not) along with a new 2 TB hard drive to transfer the data to, and the technician can use regular data rescue software to back up whatever is there. If you fried a hard drive card you can get it replaced at Drives Solutions in California. If you fried your RAID card or a cable, just buy another. If you need an audio- video data rescue specialist you can write me for mine, Bill Apostol of Sevierville, Tennessee.

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