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Missing Disk and lost Raid 0

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After an unexpected shutdown during copying files from my OWC Express 4M2, my Raid 0 won't mount anymore. SoftRaid says that one of two disks (Sabrent 2TB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280) is missing. Mac disk utility does not recognize the drive anymore. I tried a restart, shutdown, disconnecting the power of the OWC Express and reinstalling the drives. Nothing helps. I need this to work so I can edit my weddings again. What to do? I already send Tech support a mail.

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Topic starter Posted : 05/09/2021 11:56 pm
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If a disk is not showing up in the disks column, it is a physical problem, perhaps a drive failure. Try letting it sit with power off for 30 minutes, in case the drive can cool down or some similar event. If it never shows up, you may need to consider you had a disk failure.

Posted : 06/09/2021 10:06 am
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Well, RAID 0 failed I know how bad it sounds. One of my disks is missing from the array. I’ve tried every and unfortunately, it’s not showing up in the BIOS, device manager, and the disk partition. Ironically it is right after I deleted my backup to set up RAID 6 on my other drives. Is there any way I can recover this or should I get a data recovering company to assist me?



This post was modified 1 week ago by SoftRAID Support
Posted : 07/09/2021 8:17 am
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Since you mention BIOS, I am assuming this is a Windows machine?

If the drive is not showing up, then you are likely lost. You cannot easily recover from a RAID 0, as the failed blade contains the missing data and there is no parity. Drive Savers is certified to recover from SSD's, it is possible they can help. they will evaluate and give a quote for free at least and you can see what your options are.

Its unusual for a newish drive to fail suddenly, although that is the failure mode for flash media. See if power downs, letting it sit for a day without power, etc can help revive it. Maybe there is a chance, as this is an all or nothing scenario for you.


Posted : 07/09/2021 10:53 am