I came home earlier to try to extract a archive on my 4.5TB RAID0 array (powered by Intel's ICH9 chipset) to be greeted by WinRAR saying the archive couldn't be extracted as the disk might be full. After trying a few times I decided to reboot the computer, which I tried 3 times & received the same message. I tried then tried switching in my bios from RAID to IDE to run Seagate's SeaTools to test the drives, SeaTools would not run & gave me & error which wouldn't allow it to run. I then rebooted the PC & switched my drives back to RAID. PC shut off & turned back on. At this point, Intel's RAID boot-up told me my array named 4.5TB had failed & that one of my disks was no longer listed as a member of the array. I'm basically panicking at this point. Windows is taking quite awhile to boot, I'm unable to test the drive that was kicked from the array in SeaTools (SeaTools says Test Unavailable). I've tried testing in DOS, apparently SeaTools doesn't support GPT. DiskMgmt takes along time to connect to logical disk manager.
Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition
(3) 1.5TB Seagate HDDs
GPT formatted disks
Intel ICH9 RAID0
(3) drives no older than 1 month
(2) drives with CC1H firmware
(1) drive with CC71
Drive that is missing does NOT make any strange noises
The worst part of all of this is I have another 1.5TB drive that is supposed to be delivered tomorrow, I ordered this drive so that I may convert my RAID0 array to RAID5 for redundancy.
What do I do? "Some" data was written to the array which presumably was during the time one of the disks left the array, however the data that might have been written at that time is unimportant to me, I simply don't want to loose the other 3TB that were on these disks. Please help!
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