Raid Problem Maxtorblast 3
Hi, Ive had my highpoint raid for a while. Only a day ago the raid suddenly broke. I got the message that one of the array broke. So i read in some forums that I can delete and recreate the exact raid and it should work. After done that It recoqnize that I have a raid. Now I can't access the drive, Maxtorblast 3 wants me to format it. What should I do? I want to retain my old data. Or am I doing something wrong to get the drive to work again? Please help me out I don't want to lose 250gig worth of stuff. Thanks
In my experience with raid, at least at company, you fix a raid with a raid utility. Basically when a physical drive crash, you insert in a new one and use the utility. You do not destroy the logical drive or anything like that.
Your raid controller should have an option to allow you to fix a redundancy raid. When you first turn on your pc, you should see option F3 (or whatever) to access your raid option. That's how it is with mine.
What kind of RAID 0 or 1 or????
Assuming you have 2 drives, if in a 0 array, you are done. Can't recover. If 1 then you can rebuild the RAID and data using the utility.
Oh yea, welcome to sysopt!
Stark Raving MOD
why did you delete the array? once you delete an array, it's pretty much gone. Some RAID bioses have a repair option, but I'm guessing you tried it or your card didn't have one. I know there are specialists than can try to retrieve data from your array, but it's expensive.
It has to be RAID0, since the system would boot fine with a single drive from a RAID1 array.
RAID0 is always prone to data loss, so you should have a backup. Most guys I know that even run RAID0 have a third hdd for backup.
We have gone over this subject a few times on this forum, so sadly your case is not surprising.
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