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Raid 0 Formatted

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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. :cry: 

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a c 265 G Storage
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.
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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.

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a b $ Windows 7
a c 110 G Storage
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.
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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
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