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One of RAID 0 drives got SMART error any last resorts to retrieve data

  • Hard Drives
  • NAS / RAID
  • Boot
  • Seagate
  • Storage
Last response: in Storage
April 9, 2011 8:53:16 PM

Had three Seagate 7200.12 drives in RAID 0.

During boot, the RAID configuration/status screen states "Error Occurred" for one drive.
Earlier, I installed the Intel Matrix Storage Console, it also stated "error."
Windows 7 doesn't boot anymore, and the Windows 7 boot repair just hangs.

The Seagate diagnostic software said one drive has a SMART error, and it's covered under warranty.

Before I send this back, are there any last attempts that I can try to retrieve the data from this RAID 0?


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a b G Storage
April 10, 2011 7:14:59 PM

Unless you have the money to send the drives in to be professional recovered, the answer is no.

Hopefully you had a backup of your data. Although going by your post I don't think you did.

Only thing I can think of trying is a live cd version of unbuntu to see if it can see array and read it. I have had luck on unbootable singel drives doing this.
Worked enough to retrieve some info.

April 20, 2011 12:26:16 AM

Best answer selected by jenebrad.