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my brother had his mobo go bad. it was a Asus p5wd2 premium. he had 1 ide drive running windows and 2 400gb seagates in raid for storage. long story short all ram slots burned out at once and we want the 600gigs of stuff on the 2 raided drives back. i cant find the mobo for sale and the chpset is not that common. i was told i could save the data if i got a board with the same chipset probably. any thoughts? help?
    
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post #2 of 9
They've got one left here (a used one):
http://www.pugetsystems.com/store/it...7&com=e732b762

However, it's actually the southbridge that matters... which is the ICH7R. This isn't too uncommon a southbridge...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...k=&srchInDesc=

It's my opininion that any of these boards will recognize the RAID array.

I would NOT use the RAID array as the bootable device. Use another drive as the primary drive and install an OS on that drive.

Good luck.
    
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omg you are the man im gonna call them right now. thx rep+
    
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post #4 of 9
see my addition to the post ...

But the best bet is of course an identical board.
    
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post #5 of 9
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i do and i think the first link is way too much o pay for a used mobo. he is using a 120gb ide drive to run windows and programs etc. the 2 in raid were only storage. i told him not to raid them to make something like this easier to recover from. ill see f i can order one of the cheaper mobos and at least get the data back. thx again
    
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post #6 of 9
RAID is good for OS/Games, but not for storage.

I use a pair of RAPTORS in RAID, and a single 250GB drive for data/storage (ok, that used to be a RAID array also.. bad me )

If you use RAID for storage (which has benefits if you work a lot with large files), I'd recommend always to have a single drive for back ups and back up data regularly.
    
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post #7 of 9
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ok i have looked for many different mobos with the same southbridge. i was going to try and hook them to my mobo and see if i could read them. im using a 680i. someone also told me about a regeneration tool. ill hold off though tlll i have exhausted all other options. he will now have to learn his lesson. i just cant take his crying anymore about the situation.
    
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post #8 of 9
It won't recognize the RAID on the nVidia board (I've tried )

I highly recommend NOT to do anything to the RAID array untill you have a replacement board that recognizes the array.
    
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post #9 of 9
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ok thats what i figured. i have him up and running on one of my older spare rigs. he at least can surf and whatnot till i can get him u and going again. i cant rep you but i would if i could.
    
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