Reading data from two RAID0 HDDs used in a PC ?

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  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    Hi, I have had a PC which had two HDDs configured in RAID0 before I bought my mac. PC's motherboard is messed up and not working now but HDDs are working well. I need to get some important data from my HDDs.

    Is there any way that I can get those two HDDs mounted in my 2011 macbook pro?

    Do you think that I would be able to do that if I buy two external HDD enclosures and connect them through USB ?
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    If it's software raid, there's hope. I know there's some linux tools that can rebuild a raid drive. If it's a hardware raid, your best bet is to find a raid card that's OS X compliant, and uses the same chipset.

    In all honesty, your best bet is to just get another identical motherboard and fix the PC.
     
  3. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input. Is it possible for a RAID0 setup to be different based on the chipset/mobo ? It was hardware raid used in the PC.
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    My understanding is that each controller uses a different algorithm, so you can't simply move drives from one controller to another unless they're using the same chipset.
     

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