Tool for block/sector level copy of raid drive

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[H]ard|Gawd
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I need a tool that runs under Windows 2008 R2 and is able to do a 1:1 block level copy of a 3 disk RAID 5 on a Dell Perc 6/i controller. The controller dropped two disks (Seagate 7200.11) a few days apart. While the disks are basically scratch disks for numerical simulations some users did not regularly backup their files so I would like to have an image for data recovery (some directories are unreadable) and bring the server back online.
Thanks in advance!
 

thedge

Limp Gawd
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It sounds like you just want a drive image. Just image the drive in Windows like any other drive and go on your way. It being a RAID drive is irrelevant.
 

mwroobel

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Take the drives out one at a time and attach them (and the drive you intend to copy onto) to a standard motherboard SATA port. Use dd (on any linux live cd) to make the copy.
 
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