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Recover raid after motherboard crash

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I have a motherboard with onboard raid.  It is currently configured to raid 5.  I believe the motherboard has crashed.  Sometimes I can get past post, but not always.  When I do, the OS tries to start, but fails.  I have not yet attempted Bart PE, etc, but I don't hold out much hope of it helping if the problem is indeed the MB.  My question:  If the motherboard is bad and needs to be replaced, is there any way to recover these raid drives?

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You can recover the RAID but you need an identical controller. If possible get the same motherboard, or one with the same chipset / RAID controller.

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It is an ASUS P5Q-E... http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_775/P5QE/#specifications

Intel P45/ICH10R with Intel® Fast Memory Access(FMA) support
Southbridge
- 6 x SATA 3Gb/s
- Intel® Matrix Storage Technology with RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 support

If I cannot find the same model, what needs to be the same, the Intel P45/ICH10R?

Once in the new motherboard, does the order of the drives matter (do they need to be in the same order)?  After booting up, I just need to create and rebuild the array?  Or will it autmatically find it?

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Looks like your RAID contoller is: Marvell 88SE6121

But the closer you can get to the exact same board the better. So another P45 with that controller would be good.
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what about software recovery?  I see some out there.  if I cannot get the same mb, or if I can, but it does not work...will the software work, or do they only work on software raid?
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You could try something like http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm

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