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Unexpected Server Shutdown causes RAID to Bad Unconfig Drives

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My server is a Gateway E-9520T.  It has an Intel Xeon 5110 Processor with 2 Gb of ram running Windows Server 2008 with McAfee Anti Virus Enterprise installed.  The server shutdown unexpectedly in the early morning. It knocked of the four hard drives (Western Digital WD1001FALS-00J7B1) that I have on a Raid configured as two virtual disks mirrored as Raid 1.  One is the OS and the other is the office data.  I was able to reconfigure the raid on the drives but the office data drive came up with a Corrupt Master File Table, so now I am trying to recover the data through Kernel NTFS.  I got the OS up an running, but I would like to figure this problem out because it has happened more than once and is random.

FYI: There were no other errors in the event viewer, the only error was ID: 6008 Description: It shutdown unexpectedly and at what time.  The server has two power supplies one to kick in if one fails.  I tested both of the they worked.  I also have a APC battery backup on the unit which monitors any power fluctuations and it has reported none.

 The RAID controller is an LSI MegaRaid 8308ELP, there is an event that occurs on reboot stating Fatal - Controller ID: 0 Controller cache discarded due to memory/battery problems.  But it still boots up.
I ran a BurnInTest on the system and everything passed, I also removed the CMOS Battery on the motherboard and checked the voltage it was giving the right amount.

What would cause this to happen,  it happens too frequently like 4 to 5 times within the past two months. and has caused a great amount of down time.  We are a small office with 5 workstations so we only have one server in the office.
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