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RAID 0 Set Problems

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February 9, 2011 8:15:29 PM

Hey everyone!

Yesterday I built in a watercooling system into my computer. Everything went smooth up until the point when I booted my PC and it didn't recognise my RAID 0 Set Anymore. The Raid controller sometimes only recogniced one disk, on other times it did recognise the HDDs but said "Invalid Logical Drive".
Well after trying a few times, I remembered that I maybe have to Plug in the HDDs in the same Ports as before I built in the watercooling system. So I plugged them back in the same way.
Now the Raid controller does recognise the Disks and the Raid0 Set. But the RAID controller says the logical drive has a size of 1583GB where the two disks have 2*278 GB.

I tryed booting from the RAID but after POST the computer just doesn't continue with loading windows but just hangs there, blinking. There is however NO "DISK ERROR, INSERT SYSTEM DISK" message or something similar.

I plugged in the HDDs on the normal SATA ports and made a quick test with Seatools. So they should be physically okay.

Also I can't access the partitions or any Data. I tryed to get some idea of what's going on by using the ultimate boot cd. I could access the drive data in RAW Hex data, and could verify that the data is still there.

Quick Facts:
HDDs: 2 * Seagate Barracuda 300GB as Raid 0
Mainboard: MSI K8N Neo4
Controller: Sil3114
There were 3 Partitions, one with WinXP on it.

So my Questions are:
How can i fix the RAID so it works again (while keeping the Data)?
How can i save the data to another disk?

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February 12, 2011 10:53:13 AM

Well i tryed a bit around but no real success so far.
Isn't there anyone out there who has an idea what's going on?
February 16, 2011 6:53:05 PM

OK, i deleted the raid and recreated it with the same settings.
The tracks0 of the drives were deleted but the data was left intact.
I was able to recover my data with getdataback for ntfs.
the partition tables were lost however. I tryed to recover them with Acronis disk director without success.
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