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Failed RAID 1 Array - Power Issue with server

Posted on 2009-07-01
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Hi,

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

Thanks

Wesley
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Yes it possible to exract the data from the drive using an enclosure. Since it was a Raid 1 and that is a mirror raid.
As long as the drives are not burned for the strike you should be ok. if unable to access the data usinga an enclosure directly i recommend usind GetDataBack NTFS.

CT
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ComputerTechie, unfortunately I think you guessed it right - the drive controllers are toast! The drive spins but not much else, goosed im afraid.

Thanks for your help though

Wes
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