2 Disks Failed in Dynamic Disks Raid 5 - One Drive Dead, One Foreign Disk
Posted on 2007-12-05
I basically have a failed Raid 5 configured w/ Dynamic Disks. We have a server running Windows 2003 Server w/ (8) 250GB SATA Hard Drives.
Here is the configuration:
Volume 1 (Mirror) -40GB On Disk 1 and Disk 2 for OS
Volume 2 (Raid 5) - 210GB on Disk 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8
Drive 4 Failed on the server, so Raid 5 Volume was inaccesible. Powered down the server and checked and reseated drive 4 to see if it will come back online (These are removable / hot swap bays).
On restart, Drive 4 was still dead, and now Drive 3 went Missing in Disk Management.
Powered down unit again, and reseated Disk 3.
Turn server back on, and Raid 5 is still Failed, but disk management shows the following items:
2 Missing Disks and 1 Foreign Disks.
From what I see, the missing drives are both disk 3 and 4. DIsk 3 is plugged in, but does not show as part of the array, but as a foreign drive.
I attempted to Import the foreign drive, it tell me that it is part of a RAID5, but it does not import.
Is there anyway I can reattached the Foreign Disk 3 back to my Raid 5? WIthout that Disk 3, I can not recover the data.
Any help or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.