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RAID Problem - Can't Boot Up

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July 12, 2009 5:08:09 AM

I had my Hard drive in RAID few weeks before when my friend played around my computer and just did it. But now i wanna it back to normal which should have 640GB HDD instead for 320GB HDD.

Here is what I did, went into Intel Matrix Storage Manager and did "Reset Disks to Non-RAID" thinking it would work but turns out it didn't, i don't want to lose any data.

Here is what is showing up
RAID Volumes:
ID name Level Strip Size Size Status Bootable
0 ..... RAID0(Stripe) 128kKB 596.2GB FAILED NO

Physical Disks"
Port Drive Model Serial # Size Type/Status(Vol ID)
0 ..... ..... 298.1GB Member Disk(0)
1 ..... ........ 298.1GB Non-RAID Disks

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a b G Storage
July 13, 2009 6:21:22 AM

Run any RAID diagnostics? Perhaps one of your hard drives have failed.
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July 13, 2009 6:38:49 AM

I am not sure I am reading your post correctly, but it appears that you have a RAID array and you set it as a non-RAID array. That will render the drives unreadable as the data is spread across all drives (presuming it is a RAID 0 array as indicated.)

You will need to reset the RAID array and copy the data to another drive or media and then start over.
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July 13, 2009 12:43:04 PM

Well basically, it was in RAID 0 someone reset one of the hard drive to Non-RAID :fou:  . I really want to get it back working. But if I can't is there anyway to back-up the data like photos, music ext.
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a b G Storage
July 13, 2009 12:51:26 PM

There is NO way to recover data from a striped RAID array if you break the array.
All the data on the array is split, literally byte for byte, across both drives.
You must re-establish the array. Set the array back for RAID 0, or striped, and see if the controller will/can re-establish the current array. If you haven't messed with the drives too much, the array should start working again.
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July 13, 2009 12:58:28 PM

How would I be able to re-establish the array and set it back to RAID 0. I am using Intel Matrix Storage Manager. Also I have attach a photo of what is showing up on my computer.
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