RAID 0 Recovery

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  1. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    So, My RAID 0 Decided to "break" on me.

    The drives are fine.

    All started after i removed my GPU and sound card to clean up some dust in my case.

    PC would not boot after with a VGA error. I checked the GPU was in and same issue.

    Reseated the GPU and PC booted.... BUT the bios reset to default due to the failed boots.

    Set up all my settings again and booted into windows

    RAID gone. Drive shows as 1.8TB still (2x 1tb in raid 0) but as a raw file format.

    I have managed to recover the metadata for the raid

    Every raid/file recovery tool i can find will let me view the files but wont let me recover anything unless i fork out £100+ and thats not going to happen in my current situation.

    I only need to recover just shy of 300GB of data the rest is just games or downloads so do not matter.

    Is there any tools out there that can help me?

    Can I recover the RAID 0 with the metadata I have?

    Cheers
     
  2. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Check your PM
     
  3. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Well, crap me.

    After a day of trying to recover my data or at least some, I did. But 90% of it was corrupted so I gave up and just opened raidxpert2 and deleted the array and made a new one.......

    It was here I saw the fabled option "Keep existing data on drives". I thought.. Nah, cant be.. can it?? *Click*

    Windows exporer pops up, New drive D:... 938gb used of 1.81TB.. No??!! WHAT!?!

    All my data, games, pics, movies, files ALL there and ALL intatct!

    Ok.. pissed at wasting a day on this only find it was that EASY but so bloody happy as well!
     
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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Life lesson learned. :) Now you know for next time.
     

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    Great news but where and how did you get to that ?
    Curious to know never know when I might need it too

    Henrik
     
  6. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Just install the RAIDXpert2 software (Download from your motherboard website) This is an AMD thing so wont work on intel systems
     
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    386SX Master Guru

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    I never thought this would happen, but you just recovered a Raid0, not recoverable by definition. :D
    *thumbs up* Well done! ;)
     
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    Lesson that should be learned is don't use RAID0 for anything other than data you can afford to lose if it goes sideways.
     
  9. Chastity

    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    Back-ups. Make them. Is it too hard to pick up a 8TB on sale and back up one's system?
     
  10. dk_lightning

    dk_lightning Maha Guru

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    Im not running raid anymore.

    I got an external 4tb drive that i store and run all my games from and have used google drive to back up everything I need/want to keep
     

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    zipper Maha Guru

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    My laptop has RAID 0 SSD by default. First thing I did I created an alternative boot partition into the HDD - and checked that it really boots from there!
     
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    I have two WD Blue ssds in raid 0. 2 TB worth. I only put games on it. Nothing at all important. So if the raid goes no biggie. I have yet to see a ssd die. But never say never right?
     
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    I had on my SR-2 rig, 12 intel and 8 Samsung 120 and 128 go SSD on my raid controller and I did have a couple of disks that wouldn’t play nice over a six year period but I was overall very happy
     

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