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    If you're using a USB to SATA adapter, how are you powering the hard drives?

    Even if you cannot read the drives (because they're part of a RAID array) they should definitely appear within Computer Management. Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If you're using a USB to SATA adapter, how are you powering the hard drives?

    Even if you cannot read the drives (because they're part of a RAID array) they should definitely appear within Computer Management. Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management
    Using one of those powered USB to SATA things... sorry should have said.
    After unplugging everything, rebooting the laptop and plugging it all in - it's fine now... testing happily.

    I'm using SeaTools short and long generic tests (as no others are supported on the drives).
    I'm having it NOT fix errors so I can see what the errors are (if any).

    I'm then running a quick surface scan over the top for completeness

    Peace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azrael78 View Post
    I didn't think about putting Linux on there to be quite honest with you. However I'd personally prefer hardware RAID as opposed to software
    Anything built-in to a motherboard is likly to be "fake" RAID - software RAID that needs a Windows-based driver to work. A proper hardware RAID card will cost around 300 upwards.

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    I brought a cheap 30quid RAID card a few years ago, RAID0 and RAID5 - Worked perfectly

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