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Old 07-16-2019, 03:43 PM   #22
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Default Re: RAID5 failure: 2 bad HDD's at the same time

Originally Posted by CapLeaker View Post
No, not all of my contents are lost. I was able to borrow another similar NAS.
Perhaps you see why I have TWO of every piece of hardware?

Over Prime Day on Amazon I've ordered 4 new HDD's. Plan is to "replace" the old raid with a new raid. Basically the old raid goes into the borrowed NAS. My NAS is getting all new drives then copy everything back.
If you feel ambitious/inquisitive, you may want to keep the RAID drives (after you've returned the borrowed equipment hosting them, presently) and "play" with some of the RAID recovery tools that are available. Your data will already have been recovered so the drives' contents are "disposable" (?). I.e., you can play with them (and software recovery tools) without risk of LOSING anything.

That could give you a head start if you find yourself in a similar situation at a future date (i.e., you will KNOW that it can be done and HOW to do it -- instead of HOPING it can be done and stressing over HOW to do it!)

Interesting experience, eh?
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