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New Here, Raid0 setup

Q: New Here, Raid0 setup

Hi all I am going to be buying new HDD s and would setup Raid0 New Here, like to setup a raid on them using New Here, Raid0 setup windows bit I also would like to install a rd SSD for Ubuntu type drive in my optical bay I have no clue as to the proper order for this operation optical replacement first or raid setup first I am not totally new to computers but I have mainly worked with desktops before I do understand my laptop though as I have opened it up for HDD and RAM upgrades and the Optical bay looks pretty simple with only a few screws to remove I need step by step instructions for the raid setup and where to get the drivers for it if windows bit DVD does not have them already The installation of the SSD into the optical bay is no problem nor is installation of the dual Hybrid drives I ll be getting so it s mostly the software setup of things for the raid I was going to enter some links to the gear I would like to get but this site gave me some BS about Kismet So I will leave them out for now Let me know if you need to know the gear to help me here For now my system is the G sx If there is a better bay replacement HDD or SSD that you know and has awesome reviews please let me know I like to buy things on Amazon for the most part as the return process has been excellent for other things before just in case I should point out also that this rig will be gaming mostly with the ssd ubuntu setup for everything else and to play around with Linux for fun Thanks Ahead nbsp

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A: New Here, Raid0 setup


Rule 1:- never use raid-x for a BOOT device.

Rule 2:- don't assume that Raid-0 is "faster" or that Raid-1 "doesn't require backup"

Rule 3:- Raid is a Server feature, not intended for the home user.

Now then, go read all you can about Raid before you spend $0.10 more.
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Im obviously missing something, can anyone point me in the right direction? as it stands when I try to install xp now it is giving me a blue screen with 7b error

A:Removing Raid0 setup - need help

whats giving me trouble right now is that Im looking in my bios and I can't see any way to help it identify my HDDs on boot.
I know this is a simple fix I just can't remember how to do it.
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A:ssd in raid0 how do i do it?

Hello andjayik.

I just Googled this up for you and it's even a GIGABYTE board, it a place to start.
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A:RAID0 Help!

Have you tried the latest Vista X64 drivers?

GIGABYTE - Support&Download - Motherboard - Driver - GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (rev. 1.0)

The chipset/SATA RAID package is dated 8/14/09 (to use the US date format), and the RAID package for use during the OS installation is dated 7/9/09.

The site does not give RAID drivers specifically for Windows 7 X64.
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A:RAID0 with SSD & HDD?

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A:2 x 7,200 RPM HDD in RAID0

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A:ssd for OS and 2hdd on raid0

Hi, welcome to SF

Step 1 - connecting the drives
On your motherboard you have two sata controllers, one has 6 ports and the other has two marked as gsata (not esata these are ignored) your SSD needs to be plugged into the main sata ports (the group of six) along with all your other sata drives (optical etc) and your two WD blacks need to be plugged into the gsata ports

Step 2 - enable raid
Enter your bios by pressing esc or del (i think) and then you need to enable raid but be careful as there are two places you can enable it you need to enable the gsata raid controlled by Jmicron (cant remember exactly how it will appear in your bios) then press F10 save and exit

Step 3 - setup raid
On reboot after post screen you will see a new screen that says press ctrl & I (i think but may be another letter possibly G) to enter raid bios, press these keys and this will take you to setup screen then just follow the options on screen to setup the raid in whatever configuration you desire

Im not at home at the moment where i have a gigabyte mobo setup in raid if you have any probs post back and i will update this tomo with exact wording/letters as they will appear for you

Hope this helps
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Hi all. (Changed thread title)
i want to buy a SSD (around 85-120) for JUST the OS and programs. Pagefile and everything else on the 1TBs., and keep the raid-1 for movies/games/ISO`s/ECT.

The SSD im looking at: This
Anyone have one of these w/ some numbers?
SUPER TALENT UltraDrive ME FTM32GX25H 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD) - Retail
Sequential Access - Read: Up to 230MB/sec
Sequential Access - Write: Up to 160MB/sec
What do you guys think about that SSD? I read it even has a firmware for windows 7 to increase speeds. Anyone with numbers for that drive?
Budget: $130

A:1 SSD VS 2 HDD Raid0(+backup)

Honestly - my system has all sorts of freezes an stutters since putting my OS on the SSD, I'm going back to a real hard drive as soon as I get chance to reload.
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I'm depressed I need to move my Windows from RAID RAID0 Moving to from SSD W7 to my shiny new SSD drive Configuration before SSD Windows RC RAID nVidia chipset x GB on SATA ports Partitions GB free space left by previous instalations GB Windows system partition about GB used C rest is free now I had some other partitions but deleted them Works fine starts with no problems Configuration during movement Same as above GB clean SSD drive Moving W7 from RAID0 to SSD connected to SATA not being any raid member Windows starts normally Desired configuration after No RAID drives GB SSD on SATA port with one GB partition preferably C Controler either in IDE mode or AHCI Available additional hardware GB Moving W7 from RAID0 to SSD ATA HDD with approx GB free Tried sollutions Windows backup Backup made on ATA drive connected either directly to mainboard or via USB with use of external case Approx backup size GB Windows restore doesn't see SSD as destination drive Whatever I do I get an error saying quot no drive that can be used for restoring system could be found quot I tried with RAID drives connected as well as with drives off and controller set to IDE or AHCI EASEUS Back up DVDs with backup EASEUS doesn't let me choose SSD drive as destination It just doesn't appear there Clonezilla Seems that doesn't support RAID On source page I can choose between GB drives not one GB Strange it seems like clonezilla doesn't care about RAID controller it works with drives directly Acronis Migrate easy Seems to work but migrating cloning takes seconds and nothing is copied to SSD drive It says that process is complete and successfull but apparently is not SSD drive stays empty Any other good ideas how to deal with it Why GB free hard drive is not enough for windows bakcup to fit half empty GB partition What's wrong with Acronis It seems very strange that is tells me it's done and successfull and it does nothing Thanks for all help in advance I'm on the edge of nervous breakdown read fresh instalation

A:Moving W7 from RAID0 to SSD

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Do you have a functional OS on this system now?

Did you connect the SSD to a functional system in your step "Configuration during movement:", then activate and partition the SSD?

How many backups out of all the attempts do you have stored somewhere (maybe on your external HD)?

Have you tried a fresh install of Win7?
Can it see your SSD?
If it can see it, put a fresh install of win7 on your SSD, then restore your backup on it.

If it doesn't see it run a boot CD/DVD to check that the SSD is available.

Another option, down load the free Partition Wizard, and get the Bootable CD. See if it will recognize it.

Let us know your progress.
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A:setting up a RAID0

Welcome to the forums pal.

Yep you will be fine, same size (make a model has no difference)
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A:RAID0 SSD Samsung 830

You need identical drives to set up an array. In your case, it will default to the lowest size available, and treat the array as if it were two 128 GB drives.

But, I can save you time and grief. Don't bother. Use the single 256 as your primary drive. RAID0 is all hype and myth for 99.9% of the people using it, and actually can negate some of the benefits of an SSD. When SSDs first came out, system builders were striping them together to make up for their small size. Now that prices have fallen and capacities have risen, there's no reason at all to consider a RAID0 array with SSDs.
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It asks for RAID name, RAID level, Strip Size and Capacity.
Capacity is by default 596.2 GB and below is "The default value indicates the maximum capacity using the selected disks....".

What am I doing wrong? I hope the maximum size could be at least 1100GB.
How is it posible to have available only a half of the smaller drive?

I have GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3-B3 (BIOS version F10)
Drives Samsung (320GB) and Western Digital (1.0TB)
CPU: Intel Core i3-2100

Thank You..

A:RAID0 low capacity available

Hello Ejmin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In a RAID setup, it will only use the amount of space from each drive as the total amount of the smallest drive in the RAID. Since your smallest drive in the RAID is 320GB (actually 298.1GB), it will only use 320GB from the second 1TB HDD. This gives you 320GB + 320GB = 640GB with a true size of 596.2GB (298.1 + 298.1).

When setting up a RAID, it's best to have the HDDs all be the same size so that you will be able to use all of the space on all HDDs.
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A:Raid0, partitions, or both?

2 SATA drives ?

Does your Motherboard have 2 SATA connections ?
As you know each only has 1 Master connection.
But yes don't overload your C: OS drive.20 % for sure.
Also have room on D: for any on C; you might want to keep and store on D:
if you Format and install OS Favorites,My Documents etc.
With the other one as D: you shoudn't need to partition C:
With D: depending on size you could make it D: and E.
In my case D is pictures and E is Music.
What are yours each in size ?
Caution though,SATA drives aren't easy to install
You need the Motherboard cd and Manual,definitly.
and i don't feel mine is any faster.Still 7200.Look for 10,000 i hear is around.
But you say you already have them.
Unles they can be exchanged,reply soon to this.
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ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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I am a lot into gaming, so, thought this matters?

Please, tell me what would you recommend, which hdd's etc?

Any help is very much appreciated

Thank you!

A:Thinking about RAID0

Personally, I wouldn't suggest doing a RAID0 as this setup splits the data between the 2 discs and if either disc fails, you lose all of the data.

If budget allows, your biggest bang for the buck would be an SSD drive. Use this as your OS drive and load games to it, put everything else on a standard mechanical hard drive. Not only so SSD's provide more speed than a RAID0 stripe with 2 drives, but it's almost instantaenous access. Not to mention, no noise and vibrations within the case.
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I once asked the same question, these are the answers I got.
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A:Raid0 on Vista?

Have you located the proper raid drivers yet? AFter that it should be a simple as hitting f6 during setup to get the raid going, either off a floppy disk or usb. You need to enable raid in the bios as well.
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A:3 SSD's - wish to run raid0 on 2 SSD, and one single SSD

Found the solution here:
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Thanks for any help!

A:Raid0 question

hardware cache in the HDs is invisible to the OS and its drivers, so NO they do not need to be the same.

HOWEVER, I would strongly advise you to search the site for all RAID comments;
raid-0 will be a disaster upon the very first disk error and force you into a full system
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If windows was installed with AHCI turned off,then it didn't
actually get activated in windows.
Might be why you are seeing a difference.
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thank you

A:drive xpert or raid0

Quote: Originally Posted by aris

i have a p5q motherboard and 2 sata disks that i want to configure as raid0. the mb has an utility called drive xpert that works the same like raid0 or raid1, but it says that it can be used only for data and not for boot disk. i have read on forums that it works also as boot disk but i dont know how to do it, windows recognize the disks as 1 but with the double size! please if anyone know how to do it or if i cant do it, how can i configure a raid0?
thank you

Hello aris, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

You should start by reading about RAID, its advantages and risks:

RAID | Dell

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not a good idea - - raid0 is fragile as-is.

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RAID Level 0 is the riskiest RAID you can run. It has no redubndancy and actually doubles your chances of an entire loss of all data because it doubles (and in cases of four drives, quadruples) your chances of losing your data simply because it doubles the number of possible drive failures.

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I believe I will have two drives with identical files

Only if you have it in RAID1 would that happen. Hope you have lots of space somewhere to back up whatever is on that RAID0 set up as once you break the array you will lose everything on it.

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Will your motherboard allow you to run simultaneous RAID0 with an SSD set to AHCI?

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A:Big trouble installing W7 on RAID0

My mobo needs two options set to enable the RAID. Turn either off and RAID disappears.

Please provide detailed system specs.

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Hi Sevsman,

One thing to consider is that If you use a 320 and a 200 you will lose access to the 120GB difference giving a total size of 400gb so you may want to consider a balanced set-up if you are not using existing drives.

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A:Win7 Reformat with Raid0

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A:Problem installing to RAID0

Quote: Originally Posted by justSteve

Am attempting a fresh install (RC1 64bit) to a new RAID 0 configuration - ICH8 slots on a Gigabyte P965-DQ6 board. First time thru the very first step 'Copying Windows Files' failed with 'Could not format partition' ... rebooted and restarted the install and this time was shown 2 system reserved with around 85gig - the other with the balance of the drives combined total. So it wrote _something.

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Hi Steve, Welcome to the Forum.

How much RAM do you have installed??

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Hi DocTerry,

Be very careful here. Since you didn't give the specific model number of the laptop in question, there is little to go on; however, I hope you understaand that attempting such a drastic change would instantly void all warranty support. And, I'm thinking the complications of attempting such a thing, without a vast knowledge of the processes involved, you are only headed for big trouble here. Moreover, you are going to take a huge performance hit here by making such a modification so why not leave everything "as-is" and buy yourself a nice external USB drive for that extra storage.

but it has a 512gb SSD

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A:How to recover data from corrupted Raid0?!

Quote: Originally Posted by DaYiM

i have taken off the two HHD from my 6 Tera External ( WD ),
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Do you know any good program or a good way to restore my data?

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[This message has been edited by RonK (edited 10-02-2000).]

A:Hard drive, Raid0 Benchmarks

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A:Cloning from RAID0 to Non-RAID without loss

Well, first of all, you will lose some speed with a single Drive over the Raid 0. The Raid 0 setup can cause you to lose your data if one drive goes bad, so that is something to think about in this scenario.

I would put the extra Sata in there and use XXClone to move things over and then you can continue to research what might be wrong with the Raid Array.

If you wish to do that:

XXClone and if you need any information about this program then read the
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A:salvaging RAID0 from WD studio drive

Closing duplicate too:

But your best best is to buy another identical unit and swap the drives into it.

Although the true best way to have prevented this would have been to actually have backups of the data.
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A:Using Windows restore from Raid0 to non-Raid

If we directly restore the system from the backup image by using the restore from image function after start in Win RE with a startup disk, the new system would not work because the hard drive has been changed and the system will not be able to find the hard drive from Registry when startup. Such as when we use a standard IDE\ATA hard disk, if we change the transfer mode from Standard IDE to AHCI, the system will not be able to start. The system needs to be reinstalled.
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How does this work? And, is there anything I can do about it?


A:2 SSD's in RAID0 lost 150ish GB storage. How come?

Welcome to the forum.

When you create a RAID 0 array with different size disks, its size will be twice the size of the smallest disk.

The smallest disk is the 128GB which is really only about 111.5 GB in Binary measure hence the total size shown as 223.GB
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A:Re-Size clusters on RAID0 partition?

I'm just answering this part:

would having a complete backup of the system drive help? Would restoring the backup onto the fresh install with larger cluster size produce any issues?Click to expand...

Always best to make backups (all support will recommend this as number 1)
Restoring will Not be an issue. Especially if backups made on say DVD Media (actually any external media!)
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A:How to install Windows 7 on RAID0 with SSDs


a). Steps 1 to 3 above require the use of a secondary computer
b). Step 4 should be ammended to Step 8 when considering the additional instructions provided below
c). Extra Instructions -

4). Boot your computer and enter the BIOS (refer to your motherboard manual)
5). Set "IDE Mode" to RAID (refer to your motherboard manual)
6). Reboot your computer and enter the RAID utility (refer to your motherboard manual)
7). Create your RAID array (refer to your motherboard manual - leave stripe size at 128K)
8). Reoot your computer and install Windows 7 from the USB stick (created in Step 3).

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A:Failed Disk in a RAID0 array

If the system still runs (which i doubt), get immediate backups of the user data.

Raid-0 is a nightmare for just these reasons. Even MS suggests that the OS not
be on a RAID-0.
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The disks are probably in MBR. Set then to GPT and try again. MBR support only a max of 2.2GB.
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A:Clone RAID0 array to single HDD

I have successfully cloned a RAID0 array to a single drive over my home network using Acronis. I think you should be able to clone your RAID0 array to another hard drive on your machine with that software.
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A:no boot after enabling BIOS RAID0

USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

You should be able to create a bootable USB for a 64-bit install using a 32-bit OS. Some users report challenges, but I suspect PEBKAC.

I believe that you stepped on your boot files on SATA0.
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A:Restoring system image from HD2 Raid0 to new HD1

Curious: What is the purpose of having RAID for redundancy if you're making Drive images anyway?

Backup in real time? Performance?

I only know about RAID from the problems reported every day with Win7 installs, so wonder why anyone would bother.

How did you install it exactly?

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A:Single SSD or two SSD's in RAID0?/Benchmark results

Quote: Originally Posted by antares

...Boot time seems a bit faster with the single SSD (I guess that's because of the software RAID initializing at startup?).

Most likely. Many people don't realize that, despite impressive bench results, in real life, there is little to be gained when putting newer SSDs into RAID 0. Add to that reduced reliability; if one SSD dies, the whole array is lost and, since there is more than one SDD, the chance of failure increases with each added SSD. Still, I see people wanting to put several SSDs into RAID 0.

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A:Restoring windows 7 onto a new RAID0 array


A few questions:

1. When you boot, does the BIOS POST show the controller in use is a RAID controller, as opposed to AHCI or IDE?
2. Please post a screen capture image of your disk management window.

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A:how to replace 1 errored raid0 disk

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Basically yes.

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A:Single physical SSD acting as two drives in RAID0???

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Are you left with a 160GB array or a 160GB logical drive or a 160GB partition? This is very important.
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Hello everyone I have been running my Windows system in Raid with two Intel SSD's I recently purchased a new Intel SSD and want drive over Cannot after Raid0 copying to boot get SSD from single OS to go back to running the Cannot get single SSD drive to boot after copying over OS from Raid0 single drive as I have plans for the other two SS drives I used the Intel cloning feature and it said successful change over your drives and reboot This is when the problems began I physically disabled the two Raid drives hooked up the single drive restarted the computer went into the BIOS and changed the boot order to the new drive switched it from Raid to AHCI mode The system gets as far as the Windows logo then reboots I've gone back into the BIOS several times trying different things hoping to figure out what setting is not correct I wasn't sure if I was suppose to make the changes via CTRL -I and set the drives back to non-raid through there and or in the BIOS I read something about not having any other hard drives Cannot get single SSD drive to boot after copying over OS from Raid0 hooked up as the system would put the boot files on there Wasn't sure of what that meant but I did have a regular HDD hooked up when I did the cloning process if that helps for information Any ideas as to what steps I might be doing in the wrong order I have since put everything back to the original state so I can use my system Thanks in advance

A:Cannot get single SSD drive to boot after copying over OS from Raid0

Mark Active the Win7 partition or it's 100 mb System Reserved partition if you have it: Partition - Mark as Active (Method Two)

Then boot into System Recovery Options on Win7 DVD or System Repair Disk to run Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times.

You can also mark Active while seeing a picture of your HD using free Partition Wizard bootable CD to right click on Win7 or it's 100mb System Reserved partition, select Modify>Set to Active, OK.

Then click on Disk # to highlight it, from Disk tab select Rebuild MBR, Apply, reboot. This may preclude the need to run Startup Repair 3 times to repair or rewrite the System boot files.
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Okay, I set up a RAID0 array with two different sized Hard Drives..and 160GB(master) and an 80GB (Slave)...and it works fairly well...however my total capacity is only about 160GB...what happened to the other 80GB?

I'm assuming the array is using all of the 80GB drive and only half of the 160GB there a way to get the remaining 80GB and partition it for use as storage or something?

Also, my Lexar 512MB JumpDrive is formatted with the FAT filesystem...should I change that to FAT 32 or NTFS?

A:RAID0 with two different sized drives...and JumpDrive Filesystem...

You wouldn't have that problem is you used two exact drives. You've set it up with two different drives so the controller has defaulted to the smallest of the two (not to mention the slowest).

RAID should be used on identical drives.
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My PC was working fine Then I got Antispyware Soft or some crap like that It blocked all exe files so my raid0. How accident to I MBR cleared save on data? by first move was to boot in to safe mode and do a little cleaning with task manager and regedit I restarted my PC and it hanged on Verifying DMI Pool Data I tried everything I removed all peripherals then all memory modules except one then I removed that one and put one of the others inside then removed all PCI cards then removed hard drives Nothing helped Then I went to Nvidia Raid setup thinking that something happened there and I cleared MBR by accident Now I am freaking out I don't know what to do I managed to boot in to windows from other computer's HDD it worked flawlessly and only thing I saw was TB of data that is unallocated I have no idea how to fix this I am on the verge of shooting myself I have more than years of graphic design there Please Help

A:I cleared MBR by accident on raid0. How to save data?

You can try using recovery software to get the data back. Depending on how badly you messed up, it may not work but it's worth a shot.

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