Seagate Dropped Raid 5 Drive Not Detectable in any PC 3Ware 9650SE

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I had a seagate drive fail in a RAID5 with a 3ware 9560se, the drive dropped out, got it to rebuild dropped out again, I left it brought the server down a couple of weeks after and replaced the drive did a full clean and recabled. After booting up a new drive failed. So I replaced the new HD with the old one to see if it saw  it.  It saw the one that has been out for a couple weeks but the data is no good as ive written to the drive.  The drive that failed most recently seems to have a bad board maybe.  I dont hear any mechanical problems when it powers on but I haven't been able to get the drive to detect on the RAID card or on build in controllers JMICRON and INTEL Bios hangs but sees no drive after a bit.  Any advice on recover? I have another drive with that same firmware if i did a board swap after backing that one up, could that work?
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I would start with a new drive in raid iand rebuild the raid.
if unable to rebuild raid you could try changing with the same raid card.
if that does not work you could use a software called RAID Reconstructor from http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm

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Can't rebuild and the drive is not detectable in any computer or my backup raid card.
the drive you are using is bad you are going to insert a new dirve of same type of close to same size.
then try to rebuild using the raid hardware option.

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Are these Seagate 1TB drives with SD15 firmware?  They and a few other models have had problems noted by a number of people: http://forums.seagate.com/stx/board/message?board.id=ata_drives&message.id=3668.  If they are, contact Seagate about a replacement.

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