Hard Drives from old raid set up

My moms hard drives had windows go corrupt on her. Dell had 2 160gb HDs in what I think was a Raid 0 set up to make about a 300GB C drive. I figured I'd through them into my computer and see if I could get her info off for her. Hardware manager recognizes that they are plugged in and working with no errors, however they will not show up in my computer. I tried running Linux and it to would not recognize them or let me access the data on them.

Any ideas how I can get the info off these two HDs?
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  1. Not only are the drives corrupted but you are trying to use a RAID array that was created using a different RAID controller, good luck.

    Your only shot would be to install a new drive into your mothers computer and install windows on it. After that try attaching the drives and hope the controller recognizes the RAID 0 array.
  2. If you haven't mucked with the drives too much, and they aren't physically defective, much of the data should be recoverable. Suggest you try some data recovery tools ASAP...

    http://www.diskinternals.com
    http://www.z-a-recovery.com
    http://www.runtime.org
    http://www.cgsecurity.org
  3. thank you for the replies. I am working on the sites you gave me now and hope I can get something figured out.

    Much appreciation.

    Stu
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