Can I get information off an old computer with 2 drives in a RAID 0 setup, if the new computer has a RAID controller?
September 20, 2004 9:37 AM   Subscribe

My old computer died (complex, but non-HD-related). I've got a new computer. The old computer had 2 drives in a RAID 0 (striping) setup. Is there a way to get the data off them, assuming no possibility of reviving the old computer? (The new machine does have a RAID controller)
posted by davebug to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
No, there isn't. Well, you could take the RAID controller out of the old machine and use that, maybe. Or you could take the drives to a (very expensive) data recovery place, if the data is really that valuable. But for the most part, no, your data is gone.
posted by majick at 10:26 AM on September 20, 2004

Not to be the disagreeable one, but there might be. Raid Reconstructor can be used to "de-stripe" a RAID 0 or 5 set of disks.
posted by bachelor#3 at 11:12 AM on September 20, 2004

Response by poster: Thanks, I'll definitely try that. I wish it were more obvious what was limited in the 30 day trial.
posted by davebug at 12:26 PM on September 20, 2004

Usually if something is time limited it is otherwise a full version. But please let us know if there is a hidden gotcha.
posted by Mitheral at 10:16 AM on September 21, 2004

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