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Old 04-22-2011, 03:46 PM   #31
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Ok, there's two lol

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:54 PM   #32
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Must be more choice than that though
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:13 PM   #33
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I've always heard good things about clonezilla.

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Oh, if any of your drives are made by seagate, their disk utility has a cloner built in and it's free as well. I've used it before and had good success with it. It's built off of Acronis
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Old 04-22-2011, 08:34 PM   #34
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Ah ha, thanks, that seems like a good one to me
Afraid I'm using Western Digital's, otherwise their own software would have been good
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:48 AM   #35
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Must be more choice than that though
Oh, there definitely are, it's just that those are the ones I have experience with.
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Old 04-23-2011, 05:08 AM   #36
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From what you've said a dodgy raid controller sounds like the most likely here rather than the drives themselves. WD drives have been very good for me personally and pretty much everyone else I know, that's too many to fail for it to be the drives unless you're really, really unlucky!

Haven't used it in a while but I seem to remember driveimage xml working for me.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:32 AM   #37
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Could a dodgy raid control cause a physical fault with the disk though?
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Yeah, because the controller is what copies all the data to the drive, and replicates the data onto the other drive.
It's not exactly a physical fault by the looks of it. But the controller is causing the fault.

Its probably the reason why both drives corrupted, because one drive generated a fault, which caused a computer crash. The system then re-built itself over the course of 2 hours, copying data from one drive to the other as it does, verifying data. Result? 2 corrupted drives.

I'm yet to install Windows 7 again, but I probably will tomorrow
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Hence what I originally said (Possible controller issue). To rule it out, try to see if you can obtain a separate HDD controller.
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Yeah, because the controller is what copies all the data to the drive, and replicates the data onto the other drive.
It's not exactly a physical fault by the looks of it. But the controller is causing the fault
Yup, exactly. Take a look at the SMART status which might give a better indicator of the actual physical state (though I'm not sure if this would show up bad on SMART or not.)
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