Failed RAID 1 Array - Power Issue with server
Posted on 2009-07-01
A lightning strike along the telephone lines has burnt the pci modem and seems to have done damage either to the PSU or motherboard. The server will not start (Dell PowerEdge 840) and is showing a flashing amber and green light alternating on the unit. I need to know a few things please experts:
1. IS it possible to remove the disks (250Gb SATA WD's) and add them to another computer via a USB adapter and then initialise the disk and copy the data?
2. If not, is it possible to move the RAID controller to another motherboard with a PCI Express slot and mount the RAID from an Operating System installed on a non raid disk/partition
3. Finally - if none of those are possible can i take an image of each drive and then use RAID Constructor to create a RAID image, then GetDataBack to retrieve the files.
4. Definately Finally - if anyone has any other suggestions i am more than open