Here's the situation - on my windows 7 box, I had two harddrives in a mirrored volume (through windows, so software, not hardware raid.) Eventually, I noticed the mirrored volume had lost its second drive - but that there was a 'foreign' drive listed in the Disk Management utility - I imported the foreign data, which left the two drives to sync back up.
Soon after, my computer died rather spectacularly. I'm guessing the power supply shorted out: bright white flash, spark, snap sound, melty rubber smell, etc. I pulled the drives out and put them in external cases, then plugged them into my other (less dead) computer.
One disc doesn't even register when I plug it in - not during boot, not after adding new devices, not in the device manager. I'm pretty sure it's dead for good.
The other shows up in my Computer window and in the Disk Management utility - but it's not accessible, corrupted and unreadable, according to windows, and I can't run chkdsk or whatever on it.
Is the fact that the computer shorted out while the drives were resynching significant? Does it have any bearing on data recovery?