Striped set- HELP!

By miroda
Aug 4, 2004
  1. I have a striped set(RAID 0) of 2 8.45GB drives and accidentily "broke" the set. They now appear as 2 individual 8GB drives instead of the usual single 16GB drive. I don't think I lost any data, but don't know how to "re-link" the drives back together again. When I go in the Raid Utility and select create array it displays a warning about losing all data, so I cancel it. By the way that is what I have WinXP on so I can boot up until I fix this. Any help would be great.

    The controller/utility I have is Highpoint raid.

  2. Goalie

    Goalie TS Booster Posts: 616

    Seems to indicate you can use the BIOS raid functions to relink the RAID disks without losing data. I'm not very familiar with RAID workings in general, but maybe that link or the links inside of it will help.

    There's some information here about Highpoint striping.. but I don't think it's relevant.

    Can you maybe post your RAID controller model number? That seems to be missing information...
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    You'll need to delete the array (not the individual disks... Just the array!) and then redefine the array again.

    The controller should be able to figure out these drives are part of a RAID 0 set.

    Make certain your settings are exactly the same as the previous array you had (Same stripe size, RAID 0 etc..) and all should go well.

    If you are asked to "initialize" the disk, this is often "RAID talk" for erasing the data on your disks. Don't do that. :)
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