[SOLVED] HDD recognised by BIOS but not by RAID

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Hi, I recently bought a computer(used) which was set up with a RAID 0. Today the drive crashed and i can no longer find my d: drive. I did some research and ended up in my BIOS. Looking at my bios i found that my two 4 TB drives where there. But when going into intel rapid storage one of the drives was gone from the array. Any hints on what is going on? If i loose all my data its not the end of the world.. just a lot of games that needs to be re-downloaded.
 

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Normally I would do as you say, however i bought it from the IT guy in my company and he wiped it as clean as need be so not too worried there.

The drives in question are:

2x 4tb Western Digital RE HDD

Where the two HDD's formed the array and together was my d:

I also have a m.2 ssd as my main, containing OS etc.
And I've seen plenty of things done by "the IT guy" that should not escape the basement.

In any case:
Connect each drive individually.
Are they recognized?

Possibly one of them is dead, killing the RAID.

Or, some small burp happened killing the RAID array.

RAID 0 is especially fragile. LOTS of things can corrupt it, resulting in loss of all data.
 

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Any 'used" PC needs a full wipe and reinstall, before you do anything with it.
Since that did not happen...you're left with trying to figure out what is going on.

RAID 0 + 2x HDD + a 'D' drive indicates that D was simply a partition in that array?
Or was the whole RAID thing the D?

A RAID 0 with a failed drive means all data is lost. No recovery.

What specific physical drives are in this?
 
Mar 14, 2020
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Any 'used" PC needs a full wipe and reinstall, before you do anything with it.
Since that did not happen...you're left with trying to figure out what is going on.

RAID 0 + 2x HDD + a 'D' drive indicates that D was simply a partition in that array?
Or was the whole RAID thing the D?

A RAID 0 with a failed drive means all data is lost. No recovery.

What specific physical drives are in this?

Normally I would do as you say, however i bought it from the IT guy in my company and he wiped it as clean as need be so not too worried there.

The drives in question are:

2x 4tb Western Digital RE HDD

Where the two HDD's formed the array and together was my d:

I also have a m.2 ssd as my main, containing OS etc.
 

USAFRet

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Normally I would do as you say, however i bought it from the IT guy in my company and he wiped it as clean as need be so not too worried there.

The drives in question are:

2x 4tb Western Digital RE HDD

Where the two HDD's formed the array and together was my d:

I also have a m.2 ssd as my main, containing OS etc.
And I've seen plenty of things done by "the IT guy" that should not escape the basement.

In any case:
Connect each drive individually.
Are they recognized?

Possibly one of them is dead, killing the RAID.

Or, some small burp happened killing the RAID array.

RAID 0 is especially fragile. LOTS of things can corrupt it, resulting in loss of all data.
 
Mar 14, 2020
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And I've seen plenty of things done by "the IT guy" that should not escape the basement.

In any case:
Connect each drive individually.
Are they recognized?

Possibly one of them is dead, killing the RAID.

Or, some small burp happened killing the RAID array.

RAID 0 is especially fragile. LOTS of things can corrupt it, resulting in loss of all data.
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Doesn't matter. You're just looking for basic drive functionality.

Thanks, ill give it a go!
 
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Ok, so now i have rebooted a couple of times and the drives appear in BIOS individually and when they're both plugged in together.

Would i benifit from making a new RAID 0 ? What happens if i do not? will they appear as two separate drives and that's it ?
 

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Ok, so now i have rebooted a couple of times and the drives appear in BIOS individually and when they're both plugged in together.

Would i benifit from making a new RAID 0 ? What happens if i do not? will they appear as two separate drives and that's it ?
Assuming the drives are functional, just have them as two individual drives.
You'll need to fully reformat them. Then, just use as desired.
 

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