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February 11, 2012 10:58:34 AM

Hello,
My GB-7VAX motherboard is u/s on an old pc with data on a raid array that I now need to access. What MB could I buy to get it up and running and extract the data ?
a c 229 V Motherboard
February 11, 2012 12:24:41 PM

How did you build the array on that motherboard? Did you create a software RAID or did you use an add-on RAID controller?
February 13, 2012 9:57:43 AM

GhislainG said:
How did you build the array on that motherboard? Did you create a software RAID or did you use an add-on RAID controller?


You're absolutely right, and now I take the board out I can see that contrary to the labels I was looking at, it has in fact been replaced with an MCI KT 4 Ultra (ms-6590 V. 1.0).
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a c 229 V Motherboard
February 13, 2012 11:34:28 AM

That motherboard uses a Promise RAID controller. Did you configure a RAID 0 or a RAID 1? If RAID 1, then each hard disk should still contain all of the info. If RAID 0, you need to use the same motherboard or buy a controller with an identical or a very similar Promise controller.
February 13, 2012 11:49:19 AM

I have tried to look at each drive by connecting to another machine but they show as foreign so I guess it must have been raid 0 ( We originally put it together to run photoshop so maybe done for speed ?) I found another KT 4 Ultra on eBay but there seem to be versions of this board that don't have the raid support.
a c 229 V Motherboard
February 13, 2012 8:36:01 PM

If it was RAID 0, then your best option is to get the files from the backup. If that can't be done, then you'll probably have to find the same motherboard.
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