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Old 10-26-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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RAID Array Error

I've replaced one hard drive with new one which is exactly the same type & size as the faulty unit.

When I boot up the computer it gives me this display on Image_0111. Then I hit "Ctrl-F" and gave me the Image_0112. I press "2" for Drive Assignment and it showed Channel Drive 1 "Free" (this is the new replacement drive), and Channel Drive 2 "Array 1". When I press "3" it gives me Image_0114, and when I press "5" it gives me the following:
Array No.: Array 1
RAID Mode: Stripe
Total Drive: 2
Capacity: 122985
Status: Offline
"Recovery Is Not Applicable"

When I press "ESC" to continue booting thru Hard Drive, the message said "Operating System Not Found".

Can somebody please help?

Many thanks.

Last edited by jec25; 12-03-2009 at 12:28 AM.
Old 10-26-2009, 07:08 AM   #2
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My condolence. Your FakeRAID is officially dead.

One of your HDD's (should be No 1.) is not visible to the BIOS, presumed dead. There is a possibility that connection of HDD to Motherboard has problems, or that one HDD lost power, but it is most likely just dead. You will have to check that in some IT Service shop. Since you had Stripped RAID (RAID0) setup to gain speed, ALL of your data is good as junk is HDD is not salvagable (if head dropped). If Only electronics on HDD is dead, they can sell you another HDD board so you can get to your data.
Old 10-26-2009, 09:59 PM   #3
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Your answer gave me something to think, and so I swapped the two original hard drive then I was able to see two hard drives already. All along I was working with the wrong original hard drive (sorry just a newbie). Anyways, I saw two arrays (1 & 2), so I deleted the arrays, because originally the setup is in Mirror (RAID1) not Stripe (RAID0). I then do a rebuilding of the arrays and now it's working! Thanks a lot!


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