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Getting Data off of a RAID drive

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August 19, 2010 8:15:52 PM

I need to transfer data for a client from an old PC to a new PC.
But it seems the old PC had 2 RAID drives and I can't seem to read any data from them, despite putting both the RAID drives into a USB/SATA reader, it does not show up with a drive letter.
I can see it in Disk Management as an active drive.

Any clues as to how to do this please? Very Urgent!

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a b G Storage
August 19, 2010 8:41:04 PM

By removing the drives from the Array means you may have complicated the data transfer... try using Raid Reconstructor (Runtime.org).
August 19, 2010 8:46:23 PM

You need to connect them to a RAID controller or motherboard and configure them to be in the same RAID configuration as they were before. Seperately they have no data, togeather they have all the data that was saved. So, I'm not surprised you can't read the drives using a USB/SATA reader.

Imagine a file is a piece of paper. The computer needs to read that file to see that it's there and recover it. Half of that peice of paper is on one drive and the other half is on the other hard drive. So, like I said, seperately there are no files but togeather they have all the files needed.

(This also depends on the RAID configuration that was used.)
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