Files and drives

1. Please can someone give me a ROBUST copy software for windows to copy 800 gb data from an external drive to another external drive in windows
Robocopy, Tracy and xcopy all fail
2. I have 2 drives which used to be as Raid1 in an external drive bay
The bay has gone down
How can I access the data on one of the drives using a sata usb cable  connector.in windows
The drive is still being  considered as raid
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rindiCommented:
First of all, why don't you just restore your data from your backup? It should never be necessary to have to recover data from something that failed, that usually takes much longer and isn't as fail-safe as restoring from backups.

Otherwise, what type of RAID were you using? Was it a NAS? At what stage do the other tools fail? With what error message? Why do you need to use a USB device rather than connecting the disks directly and internally to a PC? That is faster and also more fool-proof.
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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
As mentioned - raid 1
Yes - it was a NAS
I am using a laptop so cannot connect internally
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
You can use runtime's RAID Reconstructor to rebuild thr RAID www.runtime.org
It can take image of the drives and rebuild the raid from these images.
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rindiCommented:
If it was a NAS, then it is very unlikely to have been using Windows as OS, that means it will be using a file-system that isn't compatible with windows and so you can't use windows tools to copy them off. Most NAS use something *nix based as OS, like BSD or Linux.

It would still be the simplest just to restore the data from your backups like I mentioned before.

If for some strange reason you didn't do any backups, then boot your PC using a Linux Live DVD like PCRepix. With it you should be able to mount your disk and copy the data off, provided the disk is fine and the data is OK too. It supports many file-systems, so as long as it isn't anything special it should be able to access your files:

http://pcrepix.sourceforge.net
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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
Food for thought
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