RAID 0 Hard Disks Failure

One of my 500GB Hard Disks has encountered an error. It is on RAID 0 configuration.

How can I recover my data?
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  1. By restoring the data from your backup.
  2. sub mesa said:
    By restoring the data from your backup.

    Well, I do not have a backup...
  3. That's unfortunate.

    So what about your failed disk; did it fail completely? Then your data is gone. If its still being detected but has some surface errors, you can still recover your data, either with proprietary Windows apps that understand RAID, or using Ubuntu Linux livecd.
  4. Sub mesa is right - the only way to recover your data will be if you can get the disk operational again. Try disconnecting and reconnecting all of the cables to see if that's the problem. You might try swapping the cables between your two drives to see if it's a problem with the cable itself.

    If that doesn't work, I've seen posts that suggest putting the drive in the freezer overnight can sometimes shock a drive into working for a while. If you plan to try that, then be prepared to transfer your critical data off the drive as soon as you get it up and running - it may not last for very long.
  5. In the start up screen on the RAID, I can still see both drives. One will show as error encountered. I have tried swapping the cable and restart. Still the same.
  6. You can try burning Ubuntu livecd and booting from it, to see if you can access the RAID this way and recover the data over the network.

    Ubuntu can be downloaded from

    See here for more information about this type of recovery:
  7. Dont run raid 0 if you have precious info and dont back up. Bye, Bye info.., lesson learned.
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