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    Help with Dell PowerEdge 690 server


    Hi,

    A friend of mine has a Dell PowerEdge 690. He had a Raid0 configuration on a Perc5 adapter with a Seagate Cheetah T10 300GB and 3 spares. The server was running Windows XP Pro. The primary drive died and he wasn't able to get the spares to boot. I was able to load Windows back onto a new Seagate Cheetah T10, but I am unable to retrieve the information from the 3 spares. Is there a way I can configure Windows and/or the BIOS to see the spare drives, so I can retrieve his user-specific data from them?

    Thank you in advance.
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    I'm confused by what you're describing; a Raid 0 array can't have any "spare" disks, it has no redundancy at all. If you lose a single drive from a Raid 0 array, you lose the entire array.

    Did you mean Raid 1?
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    do you mean raid5 ?

    because raid0 can not be recovered like the previous post stated
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    No, unfortunately I meant Raid0. I didn't realize that there's no way to recover individual disks in a Raid0 config. I'll give him the bad news.

    Thank you very much for the input.

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