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#1 d3k0y

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 07:39 PM

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Ok, had a big problem and I am frightened...more like about to cry. I have the Asus A8n-SLI Deluxe motherboard and use two different RAID controllers on the mobo: the Sil and nvidia RAID controllers. I use the Sil with 3x300GB drives and the nvidia with 2 drives (one 500GB and one 1TB drive) for a backup of the primary RAID array. I was reformatting the primary, reinstalled everything, and now the computer doesnt want to find my nvidia RAID array that had the backup on it. I didnt reformat it. Any ideas on how I can rebuild the array and recover my data? If there is no means of doing this, can anyone recommend a good RAID data recovery program? Thanks so much.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:42 AM

Might prove worthwhile reading:

http://www.raidrecoveryguide.com/

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:12 PM

Thank you. That is definitely a very helpful page in several ways: it provides a means of recovering the data by one's self, as well as top companies you can ship it to (not to mention basic data that was very good to read about and understand). Will be favoriting this website.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 12:43 PM

Easily done, happy computing :thumbsup:.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 08:41 AM

Ok, thank you for that site. Extremely useful. But I finally figured out the problem. It was not in a RAID array but in JBOD. The fix still doesnt make any sense to me but the BIOS had the nvidia RAID controller activated. As soon as I turned that off, the OS recognized the JBOD again, all data intact. But the website definitely pointed me in the right direction.

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Posted 26 April 2008 - 12:58 PM

Feedback appreciated...I think you're the second person (this week) that's reported the RAID controller as a default in the BIOS creating a problem.

Happy computing :thumbsup:.

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