3Ware Escalade 8506 8x 250GB sata drives + 1 spare 1.75 -> 1.64 actual TB pending the realization that it really is all gone. Due to a driver that caused my system to crash several times in a row almost immidiately after boot, my raid5 array was rebuilding. To cut a long story short: One drive seemed to fail, after replacing it, raid array was no longer recognized as a file system by windows. I think the problem was caused because of my HDD hotswap bay, i didnt pay attention to the order, i may have reversed 2 drives by accident when replacing. Note: ALWAYS number your drives with marker or stickers to match the ports on the Raid Array (as autodetect doesnt always seem to work) 48 hours later, after running an NTFS recovery tool, any files recovered were garbled, suggesting 2 drives were swapped. As a result i am running a Raid Reconstructor to determine the correct order of the drives, and i PRAY this will work.... Some of the stuff is backed up on DVD's, some on other HDD's but, i never could back up the entire 1.6 TB. If you have any comments, suggestions, or ways to make me feel better ^^ i'd appreciate it.