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AMD RaidExpert Raid 1 Major Problem

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#1 erolk7


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:15 AM

I'm hoping somebody with raid knowledge can help me before I take any further steps.
I have an AMD raid controller setup using raid 1 on 2x640 Gig hdd as my boot drive for windows xp.
The array went critical, but both drives SMART reported fine.

I unfortunately did not do enough research on rebuilding the array this time. I have the problem come up before infrequently and using the software I was able to rebuild, but this time the rebuild option was not available.

I then made the drive that was critical in the array a Spare Drive.

I was still not able to Rebuild.

I then did some stupid things in hind sight. I deleted the array and tried to recreate it again. Upon recreation my system essentially shutdown. Upon reboot, I could no longer boot. I used the BIOS RAID setup to delete the array also, but I still can't boot.

I'm a little nervous, since I have data that I would really not want to loose on those drives and unfortunately my latest backup is 5 months old (yes, not smart, but the computer I would back up to ran out of space, I didn't notice).

I have booted with Knoppix and from linux ran the command fdisk -l and it sees the 2 hdd from the array, but does not recognize the file type. I tried to mount them as NTFS (which they are), but they would not mount.

Any help on how to recover any data would be much appreciated. Thank you for reading.

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