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Raid 0 Repair


I am having a few problems with a RAID 0 system which is used with my Windows 7 Ultimate OS package. I have had this for a while now, and although I had some problems originally with the RAID 0 setup, I think that it is ok now. The main problem is that the SATA has suddenly changed the disks from RAID to a AHCI configuration. This means that the computer suddenly thinks that the drives are unformatted, and won’t allow me to view the data from the hard drive. I have not been able to recover the data using the normal methods of going into the desktop and copying the files to a USB port. Instead, the computer is saying that the drives are unformatted, and will show absolutely no data at all, not even the folders which usually contain files.


I need help with a pair of hard drives which work in a RAID 0 array. The hard drives have been displaying problems since I tried to put an SSD connection to the drives. I disconnected the hard drives from the array in order to boot the Windows OS which had been saved to the SSD, as I thought that this was the best way to manage the installation. This worked fine at first and I carried on saving data to the drives, until today when I searched my computer for files which should be on the hard drive. Despite looking in both Control Panel and My Computer, I can find nothing. I have been into BIOS, and it says that neither of the hard drives are initialised. I am therefore not able to find a solution to the problem of how to recover the data. Windows can’t see it, and Bios can’t see it, and I don’t know what else to try. Is there any way for me to get back the data, despite the fact that both systems think that the drives are blank?

Raid 0 Repair

When you are using a Raid 0 configuration in your array for the most part you will be using two drives that have been partitioned so that you can get the best from your storage.

This is excellent if you are using a high volume; high traffic network in the office place where the information and data stored on the array is being accessed frequently.

Unfortunately however there can be problems just as there might be with an ordinary hard disk drive setup. With a Raid 0 configuration you may well find yourself in the situation that if one element of the block goes then the whole thing may fall down. This is an unfortunate chain reaction to the process that has been deemed to be usually pretty reliable and stable.

However much we want to think it wont happen however we have to consider the possibility that the drives being used for the Raid 0 configuration will eventually develop some kind of fault and to this end when they do you should aware that leaving it to chance can make the situation much worse.

Unlike other Raid setups the 0 configuration offers no mirrored capacity so a failure to it can mean a complete shutdown.

To this end should the worst happen you should contact us at www.glasgowdatarecovery.co.uk and we will do our best to help solve your problems and retrieve your data as quickly as possible.

In addition to the problem of general wear and tear on Raid 0 drives you should be aware of exactly where the array is situated. Such facilities should be well ventilated and kept as cool as possible, too much heat can cause the drives to suffer from the similar types of problem that affect ordinary desktop and laptop computers such as overheating, loss of resin adhesion and printed circuit board failure; this results in a firmware crash that then disengages the BIOS from being able to register the drives inside the array.

Again it is worth remembering that if you operate a Raid 0 configuration any disk failure can render the whole setup useless so if it should happen that your Raid 0 array suddenly ceases to function and disk recognition is lost www.glasgowdatarecovery.co.uk is here to help.