Trying to recover a raid 5 array

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Trying to recover a raid 5 array

Post by Ross1 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:05 am

Its a 6 drive raid 5 array (all 2TB drives), that was on a SRCSATAWB card (which is a rebranded LSI 8708ELP). The card suddenly stopped posting last month and I havent been able to access it since. I assume the data is fine.

I think the main problem is the drive order. I should have labelled the drives properly, but didnt.

ive tried following ... ndex.shtml

I checked 6 drives, and two of them begin
Sector 0 0: 33 C0 8E D0 BC

In MBR, they both show as disk signature 0x0, and then sectors preceding partition =1 is in blue, rather than black. Does the value being in blue mean its suspected to be wrong, or is it something else?

Next I was able to find EB 52 90 4E 54 46 53 20 20 20 20 (NTFS boot sector) on the first drive, at sector 52736.

Boot Sector NTFS on the template plane shows 190 bytes per sector, 124 sectors per cluster. Then the Logical Cluster Number for the file $MFT is in blue again, and has the value 6124990635755565538 (without really knowing what it means, that doesnt seem right, its larger than the total number of sectors on the drive). Anyway, the value certainly doesnt help with calculating MFT start on the first disk, so I feel like this is where Im stuck.

Any help would be much appreciated.