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Recreate Raid 5 array

HI,
Dear Experts,

I have a sas hard drive for server which is defected with some blocks, after installing it on and IBM server and using IDM servraid bios utility , I verified the disk which found some bad blocks and repaired them, now can I return this hard drive to the old server which it is HP, with the other 2 hard drives, and recreate the array, I need to know also can I retrieve the data that used to be on these drives?

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noxchoIT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
You can bring this drive again into action but you should know that a drive that once had bad blocks could become them again. Because bad blocks indicate a problem with a drive surface.
As for the data retrieving, what type of RAID was used? RAID5? Is the server still running with two drives?

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HI,

two drives with the RAID5 array has problems, one of them is the one I have the other one is still installed in server, but the server is not booting because of defecation of two H.D.Ds.
IT Product Manager
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
I hope you do have backup. Otherwise there is no way to retrieve the data.
You can try to emulate the RAID using RAID Reconstructor tool http://www.runtime.org/
This will let you keep the drives yet intact.