I have two identical seagate 7200.9 500Gb drives confiured as a RAID 0 spanned disk in windows.
One of the drives has lost power and wont spin up at all.
I know this normally means death for the data on both drives but i have a cunning plan..
DISK 1 - NO POWER RAID 0 DISK
DISK 2 - FULLY FUNCTIONAL RAID 0 DISK
DISK 3 - FULLY FUNCTIONAL SPARE DISK
Copy the working drive (disk 2) data to a third 500GB DISK (disk 3), remove the logic board from the working disk (disk 2) and replace it with the non working logic board on the broken drive (disk 1) , then hopefully recreate the RAID 0 with disk 1 and disk 3, just long enough to get the data off it.
Hope this makes sense, here are my questions:
Windows disk manager atm recognises disk 2 but wont let me access it in anyway, therefore copying the data off it (or getting a disk image) cant be done in windows.
- Does anyone know of any software (in linux or self booting) that would allow me to access this disk?
- Anyone know of any software that will recreate the spanned drive off two disk images
- Am i missing any key information that means i definitely shouldn't even bother starting this, i know its a long shot anyway but its worth a try unless i definitely cant do it.
The irritating thing is that i am sure its a logic board failure on disk 1 as it simply wont power up at all, suddenly no signs of life, so i am sure the data is intact!
Any help would be really appreciated!