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Raid 5 failure

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In ibm 226 server raid 5 with 2003 os .total 4 hdds .0hdd has failed replased 0hdd in the middle of rebuild 3rd hdd failed then how can i recover my data



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To recover your data is very easy. just slave your hdd to a system that is working fine and switch it on.after windows has succesfully loaded go to my computer you will see to hard drive.the slave hdd will be labelled B.double click on it go to my documents and copy all your filesand save it on your working hard drive.after copying make sure you remove the slave hard disk

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