RAID arrays are NOT always "standard", and I have never been a fan of RAID 0.
I am a BIG fan of SSD's though!
If the controller is not the same company, they may not be transferable. 10 years ago, new Adaptec controllers could not read older Adaptec RAID arrays - and they were the #1 vendor at the time.
5 years ago it was nice for speed but completely unneeded now. Love my SSD so far. My system is deathly quiet with my new MB and power supply.
As for my raid the good news, is that I found there are a ton of "Raid Recovery" Software out there. I've tried a few that offer free demos, and even free "recover a few folders" and they look to be working, which makes sense, since there was never any real damage to the drive just a fried raid controller.
If anyone has any suggestions of a truly freeware raid recovery utility or an inexpensive one, (most want 99$-200$! but i found one that looks to work for 45$) I'd appreciate it