Windows 10: New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored

Discus and support New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey everyone, I'm new here so pardon any rookie mistakes. I've searched the forum carefully, but couldn't find the answer. Situation: RAID with two... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by pabegimas, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. pabegimas Win User

    New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored


    Hey everyone, I'm new here so pardon any rookie mistakes. I've searched the forum carefully, but couldn't find the answer.

    Situation: RAID with two 4tb hdds, one hdd crashed just after 6 months of working. Replaced with a new one today.

    Question: how to check if the data is being transfered from one hdd to another right now? Any software that can show process of mirroring at real time?

    :)
     
    pabegimas, Nov 2, 2016
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  2. Mko61 Win User

    Problem with storage space: is data recovery from disks possible?

    After the latest Win10 64 bit - TH2 installation, my storage space suddenly disappeared. No way to get the storage space working again.

    It was a RAID-1 with two disks in mirroring.

    Now, I have no concern on how it happened nor how to make it not happening again, since I moved my data to a more reliable NAS.

    The matter is that the storage space contained about a week of unsaved work, I'd like to access to data on the disks to get it back. Now the problem: disks are unreadable. They appear under device manager as disks, but do not appear in disk manager nor in file
    explorer. Hardware works fine since the disks are seen and scanned by some tools (e.g. testdisk).

    I think that a RAID-1 disk should contain a substantial disk structure so it should be readable outside the RAID management, but it seems different

    Has anyone an idea if the data on the disk are still readable? and how?

    Thanks!
     
    Mko61, Nov 2, 2016
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  3. FredReeve Win User
    Fred Reeve

    I would like to set up raid 1 configuration of my machine to mirror copy everything on one disk to the other. . In this way, if one HD crashes, the second one will still have all my programmes and data.



    The question is; Is it possible with windows 10???



    Thanks for your help guys



    Fred
     
    FredReeve, Nov 2, 2016
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  4. pbcopter Win User

    New RAID disk after crash: how to check if the data is mirrored

    How was the RAID 1 set up? What motherboard do you have? Which SATA ports are the drives connected to?
     
    pbcopter, Nov 2, 2016
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  5. pabegimas Win User
    It was setup by computer technician, so I'm afraid I can't answer your question about how it was setup. I could check for info if it's available under some properties tab.
    Motherboard: Asus Z87-K;
    Bios tells me that SATA ports 1 and 2 is occupied by RAID hdds.
     
    pabegimas, Nov 2, 2016
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  6. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    easy way first -- Windows (File) explorer should show just 1 HDD.

    Now since you had an HDD failure chances are that most of the data will be on the original HDD that didn't fail -- so the best way IMO is to back this up tro say an external device, re-format the HDD (Windows will only show 1 HDD), and then copy the data back to the HDD.

    The RAID 1 hardware should re-distribute the data creating the striping / index etc etc.
    Unless you have things like LED's to indicate individual HDD usage I'm not sure if there's any easy way of seeing if mirroring is being done properly --I suspect it is though.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Nov 2, 2016
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  7. pabegimas Win User
    Hi, Jimbo, I've already connected everything back to it's places. All the data was in the hdd that didn't fail. No LEDs on hdd itself. So I guess the only way is to disconnect the new hdd after a couple of days, when info should be already transfered and insert it into another pc in order to check what's on it. Am I right?
     
    pabegimas, Apr 5, 2018
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