RAID 0+1 array disaster. Asus A8V Deluxe. Please someone help.

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  1. kelendral

    kelendral

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    I pray/hope/wish/beg for some help on this.

    I have an Asus A8V Deluxe motherboard.

    Connected to the onboard Promise Fasttrack controller in a RAID 0+1 configuration were 4 300GB maxtor drives, 2 SATA and 2 IDE.

    About an hour ago my system Blue-screened, the error was in the promise driver.

    After reboot my array was offline.

    Hitting CTRL-F and selecting option (2 View Drive Assignments) showed
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    Channel:ID   Drive Model      Capacity (MB)   Assignment    Mode
    1:SATA       Maxtor 6B300S0   30090           Free          U6
    2:SATA       Maxtor 6B300S0   30090           Array 1       U6
    3:MAS        Maxtor 6B300R0   30090           Free          U6
    4:SLA        Maxtor 6B300R0   30090           Free          U6
    I have not made any changes since seeing this.

    Is there any way to recover this array and my family photos (about 3GB of the 600GB the array was sized at when all 4 drives were in the array)?

    I have tried putting the drives connected in the exact same order and manner in another system with the exect same motherboard. On the second motherboard the drives and array configuration is listed as above.

    Array 1 was supposed to contain all 4 drives in a RAID 0+1 configuration.

    Options are as follows in the FastBuild Utility (CTRL+F)
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    Auto Setup.................[1]
    View Drive Assignments.....[2]
    Define Array...............[3]
    Delete Array...............[4]
    Rebuild Array..............[5]
    Selecting Rebuild Array (5) gives the following message for Array 1:
    Recovery is not applicable

    Selectiing Define array would let me add the 3 drives but I have not done so as I do not want to make any changes that might risk the data on the drives.

    Array was formatted with NTFS.

    On page 15/18 in the PDC20378.pdf manual for the onboard Promise FastTrack 378 Controller it states the following:
    I figured I would throw that in in case someone familiar with the process might know if that would help me recover the array.

    Please someone help.
     
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    kelendral, Apr 6, 2008
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    kelendral

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    Got the answer.

    1). Delete the Array, but make sure to say NO to clear boot sector.
    2). Create the Array with all 4 drives again using same settings as original array. Say NO to initialize, USE CREATE ONLY!.

    up and running again all data intact.
     
    kelendral, Apr 7, 2008
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