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Recently reinstalled my computer with the final release of Windows 8, and to celebrate this, moved all the important data from my 2 pieces of 1TB HDDs (a Samsung HD103SI and a Western Digital WD10EARS-005B1 Green Caviar), converted both to GPT and Dynamic, and created a striped volume across the two disks. After this, I created an overlapping 2TB partition, for my downloads (storing Ubuntu images, my school DreamSpark installers, etc.).

It was working fine, until today, during a heavy P2P download of a Debian collection, the drive suddenly became unavailable. First I thought maybe some Windows bug, as it used to happen, so I rebooted. No, the drive was still unavailable, so checked it under Disk Manager. The so far perfectly working NTFS partition somehow is now unrecognized, RAW, and I cannot access my data.

Is there any way to restore the partition somehow? I have some very important data there, and it would be quite a cutback if I lost all those documents, not to mention the mass amount of (kinda retro or vintage) collection of old Linux installers.

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You understand using a stripped raid doesn't allow for a single device to fail right? If the a drive failed then your data is gone. This is what a backup routine is for. Besides using "Green" energy drives within a raid is a horrible idea. –  Ramhound Feb 19 '13 at 20:58
None of the drives failed, they all check back with perfect condition, diskpart shows the dynamic definition partitions, and yes I know that using a green drive is a bad idea, but I needed a united way to store my files. Using striped was a bad idea also. –  fonix232 Feb 19 '13 at 21:01
Doesn't matter if they are checking out "today" as good something happen that caused the RAID to fail. As I point out if one of the drives failed while data was being written to the drive, then the entire raid fails, even if the drives report as having nothing wrong. –  Ramhound Feb 20 '13 at 11:53

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