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Is is possible to recover a failed RAID0 array

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January 20, 2009 6:05:01 AM

Hi

I have a Dell 9150 which has 2 250Gb Samsung SATA drives , 1 of which is showing up as Error Occurred (0) even after I ran HDD Regenerator that found and recovered 1 bad sector.

I found a thread on another forum that says:

""You can safely delete an array (how your data looks to the controller) without deleting the data on the drives (Your data on the physical drives). Once you create a new array using the drives and the same parameters as the original array, the controller should use your existing data as the array. Everything should be back to normal now.""

After a couple of days research, this is the only post I have found that gives me some hope that I can recover some of my data

I have a couple of questions

1 What is the likelihood that this will work ? Anything else I could/should try first ?
2. I assume that this a potentially destructive operation, is it worth my while taking images of the disks in their current state before trying it ?
3. Where can I find the parameters of the original array ?

Many thanks

Steve
(Apologies if this has been posted twice but I can't find what I posted on Saturday)
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January 20, 2009 7:55:52 AM

1) Depends on how good the RAID driver/management utilities are; personaly, I wouldn't risk it unless the data didn't matter.
2) Probably, but what would you do with the image files?
3) From the RAID BIOS.

Personaly, I'd just get a copy of Raid Reconstructor from Runtime.org.
January 26, 2009 4:57:11 PM

Thanks, I have got a copy of Raid Reconstructor from Runtime.org. and have created an image that I can see the data on. Currently burning an image to a new disk that I will try and boot from

Steve
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