Thread: Recovering from Degraded Raid
May 16th, 2011, 06:57 PM #1
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Recovering from Degraded Raid
I have a desktop PC. Got a pop up message on Windows XP "A RAID vilume is degraded but may be rebuilt onto a non-raid disc" Had my IT guy address the problem. He did the prescribed steps but the end result was the degraded C drive overwrote onto my Terrabyte F drive which acrhived citical data for 13 years of jobs. The results is the F drive now contains the contents of the C drive. (Which was never at risk...because one of RAID C drives was working fine.
Now the desired data on my F drive is gone! Our first attempt with a company to recover the data was very limited in success....less than 10 percent of the old data was recovered.
Is my data totally lost? Are there companies/individuals who can recover this overwritten data?
The F drive is out of the system and I was told that the drive is in the same state it was minutes after the data was written onto it during the RAID recovery actions.
Tony Lucero, Eagle Graphics
May 16th, 2011, 07:38 PM #2
It cant hurt to slave it to another system and use something like recuva to see if you cant get more data off it...'
In my experience data recovery businesses charge an insane amount, so unless this is CRITICAL data, I would forgo that avenue and take it as a learning lesson.
All depends on how much your willing to spend.
May 18th, 2011, 10:21 AM #3
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RAID rebuilt on non raid drive...then lost data
Our computer tech used windows XP procedure to attempt to rebuild a degraded RAID situationon my PC
The RAID drives 250GB ...C drives. I also have a 1TB lnternal Fdrive with 13years of archived graphic data jobs. Heoverwrote the C drive data onto the F drive and data was lost. Attempted toscrub the F drive 10 percent recovered other files no data or unreadable format.A local data rec Co had no luck...now am looking at a. Calif Co based on a Google search. Does a raid rebuild procedure write data that cannot be lifted off and allow total data recovery
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