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RAID 5 Failed...Redirected Drive?

Hi,

I have a Win 2K3 server with 6 36 GB SCSI drives and Adaptec 2000s RAID.  My luck  2 drives failed and of course now I'm hosed but after running scan on the one drive that could detect, I might be back in the game.  Drives 0,0 and 0,6 failed and now I have 0,6 back working but had to install a new 0,0.  My question is, how do I get the new drive to be a part of the other 5 drives listed in my RAID5 in the Adaptec BIOS?  Currently, it says 0, 6 Missing Component and when I installed the new drive, it says 0,0,8,0 Redirected and the new drive is listed under that as 0,0 Seagate .....  I just don't want to mess this up and haven't had a lot of experience with RAID drive failures.  Thanks in advance for your help!
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Don't trust the drive that is back. Replace it. Then delete all remaining raid entries from the system and create a new array. Restore the data from your backup. Having 2 drives go bad from a raid 5 array means you have lost the data anyway, as raid 5 is only safe as long as you don't loose more than one disk.
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Thanks for your response rindi,

I've already replaced the server completely as it was 6 years old and had 6 years of heavy use.  The BKF file is corrupt on the backup and rather small (5 GB and there's 150 GB data to be backed up).  I probably need to send the drives in for recovery.  I think that I found out why the new drive shows up as a redirected drive.  Even though I bought exactly identical model number Seagate 36 GB SCSI drives, they're a different revision so instead of 35003 MB they are 34732 MB.  Imagine that!  I can't win on this one!  Do you think that data recovery is my best bet at this point in recovering the data?

Thanks!
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Rindi, thanks for your help and advice.  I'm taking it in to get the data recovered.  
Your welcome.