|13 Apr 2012||#1|
Raid 0 Repair
I have an
ASUS P8Z86-V PRO/GEN3 Motherboard
ASUS GTX 580 ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz
16 GB RAM
OCZ Agility3, bios 2.15 (Updated) SSD Boot
Western Digital WD2002FAEX 2TB Drive
Western Digital WD30EZRX 3 TB Drive
3 Raided Western Digital 2TB = 5.5 TB Raid Drive
I was doing a windows reinstall, flashing my bios, and renaming my drive from D>E, G>N etc to put everything back to how I normally would have everything setup.
Upon the next boot, I noticed that one of my raid drive volume was missing.
It shows up in the boot screen as being non-raid, and the raid volume shows an error, missing drive.
I know the data is on the drive, and there will be data loss, but how can initialize the drive back to a Raid drive in the volume.
When I go into Windows > Manage > Disk Managment and click on the drive it wants me to re-initialize the drive or to format it, I know if I do this I will definitely wipe the MBR and really mess up the drive.
I read somewheres that I could:
1) Back up the MBR for each of the 3 drives in my Raid 0 volume
2) Delete the volume, recreate a new one with the same parameters.
3) Restore the MBR for each drive
4) Attempt a recovery from there.
What software would I use to backup/restore the MBR?
Does anyone have a better solution?
I tried using a Raid Recovery software package, but because my one drive is not showing up, it is not able to use it for consideration.
Is there a way to reinitialize the drive without erasing the MBR or reformating it?
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|14 Apr 2012||#2|
This sounds like a hardware RAID0 (created in the BIOS), and the only way to add a disk back into a RAID is from within the RAID configuration tools within the BIOS.
However, I'm unsure if you can rebuild the RAID this way ... I think there is a very strong possibility that the 3 disks will simply be wiped, and a new fresh RAID will be built from scratch.
You will need to reserach the type of configuration tools in your BIOS to work out how to proceed.
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