Intel Gen 1 SSD DEAD!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by superock, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. superock macrumors newbie

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    I bought 2 Dane-Elec Rebranded Gen 1 Intel SSD's from Micro Center for my Mac Pro.
    Have been running them in Raid 0 as my startup drive for about 1 month.
    Yesterday one of them quit responding.
    Disk Utility doesn't see it and it wont mount.
    Disk Warrior sees only "Intel SSD Bootloader". I booted into Winblows 7 and used the Intel Toolbox and it lists the same with 0GB capacity.
    What are my Options? Since the 2 were in a Raid 0 is my data gone? or can it be retrieved by a disk repair service?
    This sucks- Sometimes my Mac won't even boot with the drives inserted as they spike a processor. Right now as i'm typing one processor is at 100% as I guess it's trying to read the drive.
    Thanks for any Reply's for help!
    Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8 Core Mac OSX 10.6.2
     
  2. Nano2k macrumors regular

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    Raid 0 if a disk crashes you loose everything.

    SSD are so fast I don't see the point of using Raid 0. Increased performance, ok but at some point it's a bit over the top.
     
  3. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    There are some threads in the Mac Pro forum about 10.6.2 not working well with RAID volumes and Intel SSD's.

    It is likely that your data is gone. RAID 0 is a risky setup if you don't have a backup.
     
  4. superock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a backup, but it's about 3 weeks old, i'm not REALLY stupid, just a little stupid. I would just like to get my x-mas pics back from my iPhoto Library.
     
  5. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

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    RAID 0 is a bad idea, unless you are disciplined about backup. Instead of a single point of failure with a normal HD you have triple points of failure (2 x HD + controller). If any one goes bad, your data is gone (even if a controller fails, there's no guarantee another one of the same kind will resurrect your data).

    If you have a failure, your data is almost certainly hosed.
     

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