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mke2fs -n /dev/sdf If you did this to the drive, you're already past "invasive." This does not "gather" information. "mke2fs" is make ... generate ... create ... format ... an ext2 filesystem. You formatted your hard drive, and by answering yes to the "proceed anyway?" warning, you overwrote the the partition table... and then overwrote, or at ...
A Dell PERC will be able to import the configuration from the disks as "Foreign Configuration". You should be able to access the controller's management interface and import the foreign configuration.
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