Running 2 x WD1003FBYZ-010FB
in a RAID 1 configuration, using the onboard RAID controller in a Gigabyte GA-970A-D3P
. Installed both hard drives, configured them in RAID 1, installed Windows 7, and everything was working fine (WD Lifeguard found no errors).
Recently, one of the hard drives malfunctioned and it broke the RAID. Booting into Windows now shows two physical hard drives. I ran WD Lifeguard again, and the first of the two has bed sectors, while the other one tested fine. But here's the problem: the one with the bad sectors is the computer's primary boot disk and what the client has been using for both programs and data (both of which work just fine as well).
I'm thinking about simply imaging the first disk to a known good disk, rebuilding the array, and then running SFC once it's loading again, unless there's a better approach you can recommend. After that I will RMA the hard drive and have an extra one for future local backups.
Your thoughts? Can you recommend a software? I was thinking about using the GParted for this one.