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Here is what happend. on a ML 350 with a perc 200i controller, raid 5 with 5 disks.

1 Disk got corrupted , and was was on predictive failure flag. On the replacement of the corrupted disk and after the rebuild the logical drives of the raid controller was not re-enabled. Then the other disk died.

Is there a way to obtain the data ?

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i would like to let you know that the problem is solved. I added one more drive on the controler. installed OS and while setup was checking the raid 5 logical drive it repaired also the damage. Windows is now up and running. Thanks tho for the quick response –  Cmosk Feb 9 '12 at 6:31

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Is there a way to obtain the data ?

Restore from backup.

If that's not an option, pack up the drives and ship them to a data recovery shop along with a big fat check.

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estimated check amount ? –  Cmosk Feb 9 '12 at 4:19
    
can you suggest a data recovery shop? –  Cmosk Feb 9 '12 at 4:21
    
In USD, it'll range anywhere from a few hundred, to tens of thousands, depending on the degree of damage, the type of data, and amount that needs to be recovered. –  EEAA Feb 9 '12 at 4:22
    
No I cannot - service recommendations are off-topic here. I'm sure a google search will help you locate one in your area. –  EEAA Feb 9 '12 at 4:22
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@erikA, there isn't anything inherently wrong with raid 5, like every raid level there are tradeoffs. –  Jim B Feb 9 '12 at 4:28

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