I have a Western Digital 500GB SATA II RAID drive connected to a Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATARaid Controller. My motherboard is a ACPI Uniprocessor PC. The drive was formatted as a single partition with an NTFS file system. It is used to store all of my data files.
When I try to access the disk in Windows Explorer I get an error message:
"L:\ is not accessable.
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error."
The drive and the controller show under Device Manager as working correctly. In Disk Manager the drive shows as having no file system.
Please advise how I can:
1) Get the drive to be accessable to XP, or, if that cannot be done
2) How I can recover the data from the drive.
I have an additional 500GB MY Book ProII that has 465 GB of free space.
Disk Manager shows the drive as Basic, Healthy and without a File System although it was formatted as an NTFS drive and it was used successfully for about one year. I had about 300GB of data on it. If I have to reformat the drive I want to recover the data from it first. Any advice on how I can do that? Might the issue be with the Controller?
I have Service Pack 2 installed on the XP Pro OS.
I tried the WD diagnostic program but it does not recognize the drive.
I tried the WD diagnostic program but it does not recognize the drive
The drive may have a damaged boot sector, or is now faulty, if not recognised by WD program. Google for drive repair utility to fix MBR.
If you right click on the drive in Disk Manager, is there any option to Take Ownership?