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I was previously running Windows 7 on a machine that had 5 physical drives - 1 was the primary drive the OS was installed on, and the other 4 were a RAID 0 that was created through Windows 7 disk management.

Last month I formatted the primary drive and installed Windows 8, and the 4 drives that were part of a RAID are now just unformatted disks when looking in Windows 8 disk management. Is there any way to rebuild the RAID without losing the files I had stored on it?

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I've had success with Raid Reconstructor (Paid) in the past, but if you've overwritten one drive out of 4 in a RAID0, I'd be surprised if you get much back. Worth a try though.

Also, do you have backups of your data? Running RAID0 without a backup is...brave.

Edit: My mistake, OS drive was wiped not data drives. Windows should pick up the striped array, but perhaps moving to Windows 8 means it won't. As above, Raid Reconstructor should be able to rebuild the array and pull data off.

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Thanks, I will check that out. –  Patrick Feb 16 '13 at 20:46
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I think he overwrite one disk not belonging to the RAID set. 5 drives. [1x OS_Drive], [4x disk for the stripe]. I agree that a 4 drive stripe is brave. –  Hennes Feb 16 '13 at 20:46
    
Correct, the 4 striped drives were left untouched. –  Patrick Feb 16 '13 at 21:07

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