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Recovering Hard Drives

Posted on 2011-09-12
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I have two Hard Drives that were in a server where the motherboard failed.  I think they were setup in a Raid 1 configuration.  How can I restore these hard drives?
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by:Callandor
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RAID-1 is a mirror, so the information is essentially identical on both.  As a simple solution, try each one individually.
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by:Tlingit
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The motherboard is toasted, so I tried the drives in another computer but it starts to launch Windows but then it restarts the computer.
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Did you plug the drives into a machine with a running OS or have you disconnected the Hard Drive and put in the Hard drives from the failed server in. If this is the case it could just be a driver issue, you try to Start in Safe Mode (F8) at start-up, if it's a windows OS.
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by:MattyW
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Yes the sata drivers are different so you cannot boot that drive from another computer even in safe mode. You would have to re-install windows on that drive to get it to boot or replace the board with an identical one. I would get all your data off it by hooking it up to another PC as a 2nd drive . Then go from there.
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by:Callandor
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If you try to boot with the drive in a different motherboard, it's not going to work, as others have pointed out.  Connecting as a second drive should be fine - it seems to read the drive.
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by:Tlingit
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Thanks for the input.  I am able to boot it from another drive.  I can extract the information this way.
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