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Surge fries my MB - is the RAID array lost?

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  • Motherboards
  • NAS / RAID
  • Surge Protector
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a b V Motherboard
July 4, 2010 5:20:41 AM

I had a power surge blow through my APC surge protector/battery backup unit and fry my motherboard. It is an Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi model, release 1.03G.

Anyhow, I had a RAID 5 array with 3 drives. The guy at Asus told me that unless I can get another P5B board with release 1.03G or later, that it would be impossible to rebuild the RAID array and that all of the data on those drives would be lost.

The drives themselves have been tested, but he said that it was a problem with needing the exact same chipset. I used the built-in RAID controller (southbridge, if I recall correctly, and not Jmicron).

So, I have two questions. One, is he correct that any other board will not work? Two, is he correct that if I can find a P5B it WILL work?

Thanks for the assistance.
Alan

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a c 236 V Motherboard
July 4, 2010 1:49:14 PM

I would agree with the ASUS tech on this. Your best and only option is to get the exact same motherboard to try and save the RAID array.

I don't know if anyone can give you a 100% YES it will work but it is your best chance of success.
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