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Trashed disk drive using RAID, please help

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Ted, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Ted

    Ted Guest

    I did a very stupid thing today. I thought that I could mirror my hard
    drive (which I had installed everything onto in an unmirrored format)
    on the fly. However, when I enabled the Silicon Image 2112 controller
    for RAID on my AOpen AX4SPE Max I found that this wiped the format
    information off my drive. So I have a drive that (I'm sure) still
    physically contains all my data, but I can't reach it because there's
    no format information any more.

    If anyone has any ideas, software, pointers to a way to restore at
    least some of this information (in particular I'd really like to get a
    few documents that I saved on this disk and my mail folders back) I'd
    sure appreciate hearing from you.

    Ted Schroeder
    Ted, Jan 4, 2004
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    Tyke Guest

    I had a hard drive crash last year on my wife's PC which essentially wiped
    out the partition data, and as usual she had not backed up for months.

    I was able to repartition the drive to get it to be recognized by my PC, but
    I could not access the data, which sounds like your problem.

    I tried a lot of the data recovery software available for download and demo.
    The one which I eventually purchased was "Get Data Back" by Runtime Software

    This software runs in Windows which was fine for me since I had put the sick
    drive in my PC and wanted a Windows application.

    Using the software I was able to recover over 90% of my wife's datafiles.

    I hope this works for you.

    Dave Paine.
    Tyke, Jan 4, 2004
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