Recover RAID5 srrsy on new motherboard?
I had a 3 disk array (3 x 300GB) in RAID 5 on a Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 motherboard (NVidia 590 chipset). MB has died, can't buy a replacement board. Plan on building new system - will a motherboard with 750 (or newer) chipset recognize & recover my RAID5 array?

Other options to recover data and copy to new drive??

Any thing special I need to do? System will use Win XP w sp2 32bit


ps I'll never use RAID again!!!!
I had a 3 disk array (3 x 300GB) in RAID 5 on a Gigabyte GA-M59SLI-S5 motherboard (NVidia 590 chipset). MB has died, can't buy a replacement board. Plan on building new system - will a motherboard with 750 (or newer) chipset recognize & recover my RAID5 array?



Other options to recover data and copy to new drive??



Any thing special I need to do? System will use Win XP w sp2 32bit





ps I'll never use RAID again!!!!

#1
Posted 05/18/2010 01:39 AM   
Any board that uses an nforce chip to handle the raid should work (make sure the nforce chipset supports raid5 of course).

As I posted in another thread (two posts down... [url="http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=165961)"]http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=165961)[/url] there are software methods to get the data back too (if the thing remains unreadable, it can also recover from raids with lost drives).

Oh, and make sure you don't try and install the new windows onto that raid, plug in your 3 drive raid first, set bios to use raid, then make sure its visible, if not, you will need the above program, if it is, unplug it, hook up a 4th HDD, install windows/drivers, then plug up your array again and get your data off it :)
Any board that uses an nforce chip to handle the raid should work (make sure the nforce chipset supports raid5 of course).



As I posted in another thread (two posts down... http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=165961) there are software methods to get the data back too (if the thing remains unreadable, it can also recover from raids with lost drives).



Oh, and make sure you don't try and install the new windows onto that raid, plug in your 3 drive raid first, set bios to use raid, then make sure its visible, if not, you will need the above program, if it is, unplug it, hook up a 4th HDD, install windows/drivers, then plug up your array again and get your data off it :)

#2
Posted 05/18/2010 02:18 AM   
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