Continuing the datarecovery thread @ http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Q_21378426.html
this was suggested:
Or you could buy a raid card since reconstructing a raid array takes place in the bios it should rebuild the array with the bad drive as the master source, it would copy it over and then brake the mirror and your gold
just a thought
Could we expand that a little? both from is it feasible & how to?