Will recreating a RAID lose the data on an existing configuration?
Posted on 2006-06-07
I have a Windows 2000 Server that has 2 SCSI drives in a RAID 0 configuration with all of the companies main data on it. Today the controller card failed, so i removed the failed card and connected the 2 drives onto another controller. When i did this and boot up the server, Windows 2000 detected the drives as one volume but it said the drive needs to be formatted. I click NO because there are data still on the drive. In the properties it couldn't see the data on it. I then rebooted the server and went to the BIOS Adaptec RAID setup utility v1.12/66I (this is a really old server) In the configuration the Rebuild option cannot be selected, only the Create can be selected. Will recreating the RAID drives lose the data thats existing on the drives? If so, what can I do to recover the data on those drives?