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Try if you can see anything on the drive(s) in Linux? Live Distro is enough, no need to install.
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I'm on Windows though?
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I'm on Windows though?

If you take a bootable USB key with a linux distro, you can possibly find your files. Now, if you were in Raid 1, that means both your hard drives should be almost identical. If you'd want to see if you can find at least the files first, boot up in something like unbuntu on a USB key and try to see if you can find anything in your HDD. If so, check the other drive too. If both are the same, you could go as far as burning stuff to a DVD or putting some on an other USB key or even an external hard drive. You might have someone close that could lend you this.

If you can find your files on the linux distro, you could then (worst case) format one of the drives (since they're the same, almost) and put the found files of the hard drive you're recovering from to the one you just formatted. It's a gamble though.
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Thanks duality.

That's was I was pondering. It was raid 1. So I should be good to use testdisk and recover the data from one drive onto one of the other drives?
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I'm on Windows though?

If you take a bootable USB key with a linux distro, you can possibly find your files. Now, if you were in Raid 1, that means both your hard drives should be almost identical. If you'd want to see if you can find at least the files first, boot up in something like unbuntu on a USB key and try to see if you can find anything in your HDD. If so, check the other drive too. If both are the same, you could go as far as burning stuff to a DVD or putting some on an other USB key or even an external hard drive. You might have someone close that could lend you this.

If you can find your files on the linux distro, you could then (worst case) format one of the drives (since they're the same, almost) and put the found files of the hard drive you're recovering from to the one you just formatted. It's a gamble though.

That's basically what I meant with this:
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Try if you can see anything on the drive(s) in Linux? Live Distro is enough, no need to install.
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That's basically what I meant with this:

I know, I was just making it more clear for him in the event that he didn't understand the back thought.
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I'm not the one with the issue, $ilent is smile.gif.
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Is Stella Phoenix free? If so is it capable of recovering 1tb of data?

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Is Stella Phoenix free? If so is it capable of recovering 1tb of data?

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http://www.stellarinfo.com/

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When you say you reverted them to non-raid what did you do?

 
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