For 4 years, I have had a Raid 5 set up with 3 x 1.5 TB disks. One has failed and been replaced with a Samsung about a year ago. I needed to remove the motherboard in order to put in a new CPU cooler. I marked all the HDDs, DVDs, and their SATA cables at one end, and all SATA cables and their ports on the MB. Everything went back into place.
The BIOS had been completely reset, including time and date. When I got the system going, one of the Raid HDDs was missing entirely and there was no Raid. I replaced the SATA cable for that HDD and it came back, as a member disk, but the other two still show as non-raid disks. I've disconnected them, rebooted, ran Windows and shut down, hoping to jog the Raid memory. No Luck!
Windows Disk Management shows the member disk as the full Raid 5 capacity, but not accessible.
I decided to build a new raid array, but checked my backup on a eSATA disk first, and it's corrupted, and I can't get into it. It has been veerrry slow lately, and I was going to replace it as part of this upgrade. I have a working backup that is 12 months old, please tell me there's some way to recover from this without resorting to that.
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ASUS Rampage II Extreme
NVIDIA GTX 295
NVIDIA GTX 210
3 x monitors
Thanx in advance