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NAS RAID failure - recovery?

Q: NAS RAID failure - recovery?

Good morning everyone I don t have much experience or knowledge in the world of RAID arrays and I recently had a power surge that burned my NAS I have an Intel SS -E NAS box with TB drives set up in a RAID- It was running fine and having experienced a drive failure event due to my careless handling of the power cord failure RAID - NAS recovery? proved to me its ability to rebuild a drive from the other three Unfortunately a recent power surge literally burned the box I ve taken it in to get analyzed by some HDD repair amp recovery people but I have no frame of reference NAS RAID failure - recovery? for this Story is thus NAS RAID failure - recovery? After the surge I was able to login to the dashboard app of the box via my network It reported all drives as failed and provided no further information The repair guy is saying that of the drives are fine while the other have electronic mechanical failures in addition the RAID chip on the NAS box was fried Those three things have to be repaired in order to even begin drive rebuilding His quote for repair amp recovery was in the vicinity of My first question is whether or not this is a reasonable price My second pertains to the Parity structure of the RAID setup Because the system can lose out of drives and still retain data integrity is it possible to only repair one of my failed drives and rebuild with those three I m thinking that would bring the cost down And realistically what percentage of data am I likely to recover I d appreciate some help on this as I m completely in the dark about all of this Thanks nbsp

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A: NAS RAID failure - recovery?

one hd is the parity drive; if it's gone - - so are you. sorry
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One of my HDs in my Raid 0 failed and now I'm trying to recover any data possible from it.

Any feedback is appreciated.

A:Recovery from Raid 0 failure

Be advised that data-recovery services generally charge per KB of data recovered. Also depending on WHAT kind of failure you have had... it COULD be almost impossible to recover.

You're looking at about $1500 (sometimes up to $5000) for data recovery. And RAID 0 is about the WORSE you can do. It's not even a "true" RAID since there is no "redundancy" involved - but it is called "0" for a reason.

If you don't have the money or the data is not worth thousands of dollars.... then its time to buy 2 320mb Maxtor or Seagate drives and set them up as RAID-1. if a drive fails, your data *IS* intact. You can even boot into Windows and use the system as normal until you replace the FAILED drive... RAID 1 is a bit slower than a single drive. A Performance RAID with protection is RAID-5... with does work best with 4 drives or more. I've built servers with such configs. Usually with a $150~500 SCSI RAID controller... and 15,000RPM Seagate Cheetas.

Sorry - but that's about all there is for this situation.

Use RAID 1... and warn others.

Here is a good article on RAID:

note: the article above is a bit out-dated as today's SATA-RAIDs come close to yesterday's SCSI drives... but the latest SCSI totally murder SATA.
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\minint\system32\ntkrnlmp.exe could not be loaded. Error Code 18

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A:Windows Xp Boot Failure/recovery Failure

Try booting from your XP CD into the recovery console and run the system file checker (sfc /scannow).
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A:RAID 0 Failure

You have a stripe over 2 disks, and now you have lost 1 disk, and you have no backup?

I don't fancy your chances.
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A:Possible HDD RAID failure.

Did you hit F6 and use the RAID drivers when booting the XP CD? XP won't recognize the SATA drives in a RAID configuration by itself.
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A:RAID 0 Failure

One of the marvels of raid 0 when ones goes there both gone.
Most people misunder stand Raid and forget you still need to backup.
Do not feel lonely you are not the only one that is sitting in this postition.
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A:Raid 0 Failure

The issue is likely a corrupt partition table(PT) in the missing drive.

RAID-x creates its own PT and when corrupted, the drive is not accessible.

The first thing you will need to do is to reinstall the OS, which means reformatting.
Be sure to NOT USE the quick format method -- you need the entire disk to be low-level
formatting -- might as well do ALL the drives as you don't want to do this very often (or ever again).

Load the RAID drivers, but do not use RAID for the boot volume, just for the two data drives.

Now reinstall the OS and then deal with the initialization of the two other drives and recovering your data.
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A:Raid Access Failure

The Raid controller itself may be faulty or its driver.

Do you have the latest firmware/driver installed?

Have you tried to replace the cables?
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A:RAID array failure?

Well, the best advice I can offer is to do a backup of any data on the RAID drives right now!

If you want to test the drives independently, you'll need to use the disk manufacturer's utility and configure the RAID controller to allow the drives to be used in a non-RAID environment. Obviously, this is best done when you have proper backups of what's on the drives!
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Booted from "Ultimate Boot CD" which recognized all partitions C: to H: (2 x WD Sata drives in Raid 0 array) and seperate WD IDE drive.

Dumped precious data files to NAS - (brilliant product UBCD - even set up networking without touching drives) and I'm now ready to play.

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Thanks for any advice

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A:Windows 7 with Raid Failure

Maybe it's a hardware problem. Make sure all the connections are snug.
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A:How to recover from RAID 0 failure?

RAID-0 is a nightmare in the situation. *IF* you had a backup the solution would be

install new HD (one or more)
create the array
restore the backup
As is, you might send the HDs to a commercial Data Recovery company and hand them your checking book, but short of that, I think you're S.O.L. (* Out of Luck)
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Dear all

My question is that if i configure Raid 5 with 3 hard drives and if 2 of them fails
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A:Drives failure in Raid 5

Only if you have a backup. You cannot recover from HDD. If you add a 4th drive, and use one as a hot spare (if your system permits it), you can lose 2 drives and still be able to recover ...
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I'm using Windows Vista 32bit

Here is a picture of the error:


A:RAID Access Failure?

Some SATA cables can become loose easily, and the move makes this a possibility.
Open the case and check all your connections.
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A:Raid Access Failure. Help!

Well, the highest probability here is to take your computer at it's word. There is an issue with one of the hard drives, or at least the computer THINKS there is an issue with one of the hard drives. You should run tests on each of them to test. If they pass the tests, then replace the cables. I have been driven nuts before with a computer that had a similar issue, I kept looking at the hard drives, ram, etc, and all the while the issue was with a bad SATA cable. So replace the cables. Also be sure the RAM is ok. And finally, it could be a motherboard issue.
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A:Recovery failure. Cannot access Recovery Manager

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1. Shouldn't he be able to boot without the mirrored disc not working?
2. Once he gets the second disc replaced shouldn't everything be fine?
3. Why does Dell try to extort money from good new customers?


A:Dell Raid Problem/Failure

It depends on the raid level. I think if it is just raid 0 (Data striped across two drives) for speed then he has lost everything and might as well start over. So is he running mirrored or raid 0?
So whats the model of the Dell system?
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A:RAID hard drive failure

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A:Recovering from a SATA Raid Failure?

Hrm.. A very liberal use of the word "drive" here. Maybe try again using "drive" for a physical hard drive and "array" for the RAID set of two or more hard drives?

Single drive RAID0? What do you mean by that? RAID by definition means multiple hard drives.
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A:Hybrid RAID 5 Failure after cleaning

OK,my friend!

There are only two possibilities.

1. One or more drives have gone bad due to handling. (Static can kill the electronics in the HDD - the PCB in it.)

Without handling the drives, mark the HDDs as 1,2 3, and 4. Feeling your way through the Sata cables mark the SATA ports on the motherboard to which those are connected correctly. 1 to 1, 2 to 2, 3 to 3 and 4 to 4

Now install Seatools for Windows and check each drive individually by disconnecting the other three drives at the motherboard SATA Ports.

If all the drives pass the Quick test and Extended Test, you have crossed one hurdle.

This would mean that you have connected the drives to wrong Sata ports.

How do you retrieve this situation?

There are twenty four ways you can connect your HDDs 1, 2, 3 and 4 to the SATA ports marked 1,2,3 and 4 on the motherboard. Do that one by one and check whether you get your RAID correct.
Your HDDs 1, 2, 3, 4 to mother board SATA ports 1234,1243,1324,1342,1423,1432,2134,2143,2314,2341,2413,2431,3124,3142,3214,3241,3412,3421,4123,4132, 4213,4231,4312,4321

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Finally please do us a favour by uploading any screenshots to the SevenForum servers and not a third party server.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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A:XP reinstall setup raid failure

Have you tried booting to the Windows CD, then running a Repair install?
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A:RAID 1 w/ Hard Drive Failure Question

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Have attached a screenshot.

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All comments and advice appreicated.

A:Disk Boot Failure with RAID 0 Array

No problem. First, mark the Windows partition as active.

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A:RAID HD failure with Vista-no boot after repair

Originally Posted by GHS

I had a hard drive bearing failure on my Gateway desktop with two WD 500GB SATA hard drives set up for RAID-0. The computer is OEM in every way. I replaced the failed unit with an identical part and per the instructions; I reset the disks to non-RAID; deleted RAID volume; created a new RAID volume and now the RAID volume status is ?normal? and ?bootable?, and the hard drives show as ?member disks?.

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Does this sound like a Vista (Home Premium 32bit) problem, or if not, can anyone tell me how to run CHKDSK /F, when I can?t boot?

Hi GHS, Welcome to the Forum.

I need a few answers

Did the PC come with RAID installed?
Did it have a restore partition on the RAID HDD?
How many recovery discs do you have? and what size are they? are these CD's?

You say that you changed the damaged HDD as per instructions what instructions?
I doubt you can reach a command prompt, but just in case Type chkdsk /f /r
You might reach the screen with your backup discs See attached
I hope this helps

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A:HD switching and subsequent RAID and BSOD failure

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A:RAID-1 Recovery

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A:Raid 5 Recovery

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A:Recover RAID 0 Stripe array after motherboard failure?

raid reconstructor

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ps: i m not sure but a bought recently for the other kt7a a ati 9800, is being returned since it seemed to be DOA (only checked this on my two kt7a systems)

one system has a 300W psu so i rule that out too.

A:Geforce MX4000 and abit KT7A raid - boot failure

NEVER flash your BIOS unless you absolutely have to for your hardware to work. THe only reason bios updates are posted is because of newer hardware on the market, so never do that unless necessary. You most likely toasted the bios when you flashed it (because no mainboard has the latest bios when it is shipped) the bios is a touchy chip, dont screw with it. your bios is prolly doa, get a new chip or a new board.
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A:Raid 0 Array failure - one of the drives is pairing with an unknown drive

You generally can't move RAID drives around if you wish to keep your data. They should also stay connected to the same SATA ports and in the same order. You may have the ports for the two 3TB drives reversed or on the wrong ports. You may have better luck determining which drive is the problem by using the pre-OS Intel RST RAID utility; it may tell you which drive is not being detected correctly. Also, bypass the hot swap caddies in case they are part of the problem.

I also concerned that you said to get enough ports you had to move the drives to a caddy, this caddy doesn't have it's own controller with a SATA multiplier does it? If so that's a huge mistake.

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Since this was Linux unit, you should be trying to read the drives on a Linux system or with a live Linux boot disk. Windows cannot access Linux partitions without extra drivers/software, but really you should just use Linux.
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A:RAID 5 Recovery Service or Software

This website might be of some help. general information on data recovery and a section on RAID recovery.
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A:RAID worth it? Perf gain qustionable. Failure rate doubled.

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A:RAID 0 problems and essential data recovery

I think they show up as one drive in 0.

Have you set the Bios for raid operation?
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A:Data recovery on RAID auto rebuild on wrong HDD

This MAY work, it has worked a number of times on failed RAID systems, and also failed a couple of times;

Recuva - Features


This also MAY work;

It has worked a number of times on failed RAID systems and only failed once;

You want the download from the first column with "UNLIMITED" data recovery;

Free Partition Recovery Software - Recover Deleted FAT/NTFS/Ext2/Ext3 Partition.


These work, but cost money!

Once you have a virtual disc of the drive Don't do any operations on the drive itself; ( there is some freeware for this, you will have to search Google for it I don't have a link offhand), you can then try all sorts of things without endangering your data any further.

Also see here;



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A:Recovery of Silicon Image Raid 0 Array Config

IF the OS is intact, then the Raid drivers are there still. The Raid structure rebuild shouldn't have changed any software.

Have you just tried booting with the Raid 0 set in place as originally?
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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
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We put our data into the structure.

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Type : Desktop PC
OS : W8.1 with all updates

Internal HDD : 1 disk - System C: Data E:
Recovery Drives : a) USB Flash W8.1 Recovery Drive and b) USB HDD W8.1 System Image
Data Backup Drives : USB HDD

Recovery software : W8.1 Recovery Drive and W8.1 System Image (no 3rd-party imaging software)
Backup software : W8.1 File History (no 3rd-party backup software)

User experience : Non-technical but is comfortable carrying out clear instructions.


Internal HDD failure rendering the disk as unusable and inaccessible.


What is the best procedure for a non-technical User to follow to recover their system in a reasonable time-frame?


Assume that the User has a spare formatted HDD and the necessary ability to remove and replace the failed HDD.


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A:Recovery Failure

Hello Maha76, Thanks for posting on the HP Forums!I understand there is an error when creating recovery media. I'll do my best to help out! Please try entering Safe Mode, and creating the media in Safe Mode. This document will show you how to access Safe Mode: Windows 8 Safe Mode If that doesn't help, you can call HP and they can just send you recovery media for your notebook! No effort on your part  Use this link to the correct contact number for your location: Contact HP I will look forward to your response Mario
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A:Recovery Failure

are you pressing the F8 key during post to access the dell recovery ?
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A:recovery disk failure

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A:Recovery disk failure!

As you are running Factory Recovery, you should have made your REcovery Disk set in case it failed when run from the Recovery Partition on the HD.

There are a few things you can try. Failure at this stage of install can be a driver hanging during setup. Try using this method to enter the Device Manager during install to uninstall any drivers showing in error - in particular the Display driver is the usual culprit. This may let the install complete so you can update the driver from the desktop.
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A:Recovery partition failure.


Can you boot into safe mode ?
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A:Recovery attempt failure

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A:Harddrive Failure --- where to get recovery disks

Hi: You can call HP and see if they still have a set of Vista recovery disks for your model. If not you can get them from this vendor at the link below. You will not be able to use a recovery disk set you create on a different model PC.
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You are using the Recovery disk, and getting an error, so I think probably you have already tried doing the Recovery by this method:

After reading about and trying that method-

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A:BSOD-> ->Startup recovery failure

Quote: Originally Posted by ilgeor

Hi all,
My almost fresh win 7 install crashes continiously
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This won't work-

bootrec.exe /fixmbr
bootrec.exe /fixboot
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this won't work either -
Startup Repair Infinite Loop Recovery

This, however, finds Windows installation,

Bcdedit /export C:\BCD_Backup

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What is the Bugcheck code? Can you tell us? Better, can you take a picture of the BSOD screen and upload it here?

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