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Are you using a controller card or UD3P for your controller?
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You should never keep important data on a RAID 0 array. A stripe is not fault tolerant at all, so a single disc failure means you'll be having a hard time getting your data back. I'll PM you the name of a program that can be used to try and recover the data from your RAID array.

In the future setup a RAID 1 array and move your all your User folders to it. That is what I have done, in addition to various data folders. If my SSD was to die I wouldn't lose anything important.
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How do i go about moving my user folders?

Also I am using the UD3P controller
 
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post #14 of 28
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You cannot recover RAID0 yo... These drivers were stripped. All parity and other information was destroyed or damanged by my failed drive. Boot sector also damaged I think. Looks like I am running single now..

RAID0 failed (2 seagate barracyda 7200.10, 250GB drives).

My 500GB and my 1TB are fine.

My music is fine (well most of it anyways) as I have it backedup onto my media server.

I knew something was fishy when I shut down my PC but I thought it was my torrent (torrent + folding @ home causes issues with me). Well... I shouldn't have shut down my PC and should have tried to recover my data.
Wrong.
There is no parity with striping... I'm guessing you mean the drives don't show up in the array or something.

Anyways, you'll need a data recovery program like "R-Studio" that can setup the striping so you can recover data. Fun stuff.
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post #15 of 28
I have my SSDs as RAID 0, which I image weekly to an external. My data drives are in RAID 1.

Yay backups, saved my ass when my PSU fried my SSDs.

Though, I should probably have an offline backup of the data drives...
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post #16 of 28
I like externals and Acronis Home Backup utility...even though it isn't free, i think its the easiest to use. I know there are free utilities, but I don't trust them...don't ask why.
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How old was the drive that failed? This is why I backup to an external drive.
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post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
How do i go about moving my user folders?

Also I am using the UD3P controller
If you right click the library you want to move (ie. Music), either in the Start Menu or Windows Explorer, you can change the location of the folders. The only one you can't change I don't think is the personal folder itself (the one named after your username). You can do this with your download folder too.. I have done this ever since I can remember with my computers; OS/programs on one partition, personal stuff on another, and games on a third.

I feel your pain though man, RAID arrays crashing sucks, I lost ~1TB of data over the summer due to my RAID array failing. I still use RAID 0 though, but I have everything backed up on an external. Currently it's only a single 2TB external, but in the summer I plan to add another 2TB for RAID 1.
Edited by airplaneman - 3/28/11 at 12:48pm
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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
How do i go about moving my user folders?

Also I am using the UD3P controller
You go into your user folder, its at C:\\Users, then open the folder that has your Documents, Contacts, Desktop, Favorites, etc., etc., folders in it. You then right click on them, go to the location tab and type in the location you want them to be located. I have relocated all of those folders to my RAID 1 array, that way if my SSD fails it won't affect that data nor will will a single drive failure in the RAID array. Very much worth doing if you care about your data because disks die.

I wouldn't blame Seageate either, I work at a computer repair shop and hard drives die all the time. Failure rates overall are pretty low but every drive is going to die at some point and even the best manufacturer will put out a few defective disks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
....I am very pissed off right now. Seagate, you just lost a customer.


NOW I CANNOT GET MY DATA BACK!! All my steam games... all my saves... all my music ;_; so sad. I got a second drive but it has some errors on it too... reallocated sectors - 2

But this isn't nearly as severe as the first drive (and it was the drive I thought was okay!!!!).
It is 100% your fault.... not Seagate. They have never guarenteed that hard drives will not fail. You know that.


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Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post
I am sticking with tried and true here. My next setup will be RAID10 or RAID1. Not sure yet. Although i may end up going RAID5 and stripe across all my drivers. Then that means that even if I loose a drive I am fine. If I do a parity drive with the setup then if I loose that drive then my RAID5 is gone.

My stepdad is a treasure trove of information
Nope.... there is a better approach.

RAID10 and RAID1 double the cost of storage and only provide redundency. Redundency is not a form of backup.

You never want an OS/app partition on an onboard RAID5 due to latency due to parity overhead.

Daily backups are actually backups. Use a seperate drive and copy your data on a schedule.
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