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Originally Posted by Spooony;13890939 
is it a new drive? Or old. Is it dead dead? If you put your finger ontop of it can you feel it clicking?

It's an older drive, from 09 (don't know if that qualifies as old) and from what I can tell it is dead.

It doesn't make ANY sound, no clicking, nothing. But it does generate heat and is hot to the touch.

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Originally Posted by Majestic_Lizard;13891016 
That'll do it.


I never said it was the RAID controller. Because of the lack of fault tolerance, errors can effect the drives that make up the volume in very strange ways. One dead drive can also take both drives out in some situations.

Your system might not be able to handle this, but RAID 5, 10, 50 are something to look into. I've only seen them used in a network environment.

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/datacenter/raid-50-offers-a-balance-of-performance-storage-capacity-and-data-integrity/2822

Since it is fried, any ideas on how I could retrieve my information?
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