Raid 0 Formatted Tags: NAS / RAID Windows 7 Storage Last response: February 21, 2012 5:58 AM in Storage Share surfydell February 21, 2012 4:04:10 AM Some plonker installed a fresh windows 7 install on my raid 0 stripe instead of my C drive. Will it be possible to recover the files and folder structure. More about : raid formatted | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove rolli59 Windows 7 Expert February 21, 2012 4:08:08 AM Professional data recovery service maybe but not by any free tools since the stripe is formatted on install. | Report abuse surfydell February 21, 2012 4:20:24 AM Hi Folks, Some twit installed a windows 7 install over my Raid 0 Data drive instead of my C Drive. Is there any way of getting this data and associated file structure back. Many Thanks. Matt | Report abuse anort3 Windows 7 Expert Storage Expert February 21, 2012 5:54:23 AM I'm really not sure why anyone would use RAID 0 as a storage solution. There is really not a worse way to store data. Pretty sure whomever was working on your computer had also never seen this and so it was logical to install Windows on the RAID 0 array since RAID 0 is for speed. If you have a hard drive go bad or something like this happens then you see why RAID 0 is a bad idea for storage. You lose your data and no you can't get it back. The logical way to use RAID 0 is for installing Windows and programs on and then you would have another drive for storage of things you can not afford to lose. You should be using RAID 1 if you wanted to use RAID for storage. | Report abuse Pyree Windows 7 Expert February 21, 2012 5:58:11 AM This next topics has been merged by Pyree Recover data from hardware raid0 Stuffed Raid 0 Formatted Raid 0 | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Raid 0 Formatted> Related ressources: ForumFormatting RAID 0 setup ForumRecover from accidental format of RAID0 ForumDo I need to " Format " my RAID 0 Boot drives? ForumWindows 8 Raid 0 on 2 ssd's with an internal sata hdd for storage Forum[Urgent Help Please!] Raid 0 between 2 SSDs not working (pics) ForumFormatting and assign drive letter on gpt raid0 3.x TB ForumRAID 0 and the formatting of Partitions - Crossposted ForumRAID 0 and the formatting of Partitions - Crossposted ForumHDD is formatted to RAID , and getting a new mobo. ForumRAID 0 - Lost Data Recovery Recommendation ForumFormating 2 320gb HDD's in RAID0 ForumWindows not able to format my RAID 0 drive ForumRAID 0 STRIPED Lost Partition Recovery ForumRAID 0 Possible Recovery? ForumRAID0 Driver AFTER Windows 7 Installation using USB ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. ForumDrive formatted with FAT32 ForumHow to ad a new disk to three disks raid 5 sistem ForumRAID 0 Controller Transfer Forum[Solved] Best possible combination for RAID with SSD and HDD More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !