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Marvel 9128 6gb Raid Controller Issue -HELP!


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#1 wrinklypeter

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 06:32 AM

Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum, so if I've posted in the wrong area, please forgive me.
I'm running WIN 7 Ultimate 64 bit, with Intel I7 processor and Nvidia Quadro graphics on a home built PC. After 3 years of happy computing, my mb has failed (Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R) and I'm replacing it with an Asus P6X58e-WS which is the nearest compatiblle board I could find available. (I'm awaiting delivery of the board now).
My main concern is that on my old system, I had two x 1tb hdds raided (RAID 0) on the Marvel 9128 controller on the old mb. This RAID volume holds data which I really do not want to lose. I chose the new board because it also has the (same?) Marvel 9128 Sata 6 controller, and what I want to really know is, if I plug my old raided volumes into the new board, using the Marvel 9128 controller, is it likely that the data still be available through the new controller, or am I going to lose the data?
Will I have to create a new RAID array (which will lose the data) or will the new mb recognise the existing array (assuming that I set the Marvel Controller to RAID 0 on installation)?
Any helpful suggestions will be welcome!

#2 dietrc70

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:35 AM

Assuming the array wasn't corrupted when your motherboard failed, it's possible that you are trying to do will work, but if the controller doesn't recognize the array, then you can try to retrieve the data using QueTek's File Scavenger (RAID edition). Just be sure not to initialize the drives unless you don't intend to attempt to recover the data.

Obviously, in the future be sure to back up your data regularly. RAID0 arrays should be imaged regularly unless you're just using them for scratch files; it's very easy for them to fail for any number of reasons.



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