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#1 Myles F

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:15 PM

Wow, if this works out for me then you guys are ingenious.

I phoned AMD today at 905-882-2600 hoping for AMD RAIDXpert support but the guy I spoke with said they (the graphics division) are assuming support for RAID issues and at this time nobody is trained. He could not help me resolve my broken RAID5 problem. He did offer to send me a RAIDXpert pdf manual. Heh, heh. Oh well. Here goes...

My RAID-5 data drive (D:) has failed and does not automatically rebuild.

I have 5 x 2TB hard drives for this RAID. 4 drives are assigned to a 6TB RAID5 logical disk. The remaining 1 drive is a hot spare. I am using AMD RaidXpert. I plugged in a USB device and the computer power glitched, causing 4 hard drives to appear "unplugged". (Maybe there is a short-circuit in my USB socket.) Within seconds, all 4 hard drives came back online as "plugged in" and "functional", but the AMD RAIDXpert software is showing 3 drives as "single disk", no longer "assigned" to the 6TB RAID5 logical disk. All 5 hard drives are functional - no hard drives have failed. When I select my RAID drive and view the "Logical Drive Information" in the AMD RAIDXpert interface, the Rebuild option is not available (greyed out).

--> How do I re-associate those 3 hard drives to my 6TB logical disk and fix my RAID5? <--

At this time, only 1 of the 4 drives is identified as "assigned" to my logical device RAID5 volume.

This is my error log:
1 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Error 2012/01/31 17:40:52 Logical drive "6TB-RAID5" goes offline
2 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Information 2012/01/31 08:43:50 Disk (Port Number 5,Target ID 1) plugged in
3 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Information 2012/01/31 08:43:50 Disk (Port Number 3,Target ID 1) plugged in
4 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Information 2012/01/31 08:43:50 Disk (Port Number 4,Target ID 1) plugged in
5 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Information 2012/01/31 08:43:50 Disk (Port Number 2,Target ID 1) plugged in
6 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Error 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Rebuild on logical drive "6TB-RAID5" aborted at 0% because of error
7 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Warning 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Disk (Port Number 5,Target ID 1) unplugged
8 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Warning 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Disk (Port Number 4,Target ID 1) unplugged
9 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Error 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Logical drive "6TB-RAID5" goes offline
10 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Warning 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Disk (Port Number 3,Target ID 1) unplugged
11 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Information 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Rebuild on logical drive "6TB-RAID5" started
12 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Warning 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Logical drive "6TB-RAID5" goes critical
13 AMD Chipset SATA Controller - Controller 1 Warning 2012/01/31 08:43:44 Disk (Port Number 2,Target ID 1) unplugged

My system specs:
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Model Name : GA-890GPA-UD3H(rev. 2.1)
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M/B Rev : 2.1
BIOS Ver : FGc
Serial No. : x
Purchase Dealer : Canada Computers
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VGA Brand : Nvidia Model : GTX 460
CPU Brand : AMD Model : Phenom II x6 1090T Speed : 3.2 GHz
Operation System : Win 7 64-bit SP :
Memory Brand : Corsair Type : DDRII
Memory Size : 8 GB Speed :
Power Supply : 1000 W

Raid Option ROM v3.2.1020.39


Thanks in advance for any help!

Myles

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:14 AM

Has anybody had any success using either iRecover or Raid Reconstructor?

I tried iRecover yesterday and it saw only 3 of my 4 raid drives, and took a day to generate a file list but it was nothing like the original file structure -- there were many many lost/recovered files, etc. I will give it another try.

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 09:53 PM

I gave iRecover another try today and got the same very long list of miscellaneous files after a rebuild - but none of my important files were found, such as the usual photos, music, programs, movies, documents. I could not get the other RAID recovery software to work. I wonder if I disassociate my remaining 2tb hard drive from the logical disk so that all 4 drives appear as single drives, if iRecover will be able to do a better job...




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