So I have 2 400gb deathstars in raid on a older pc of mine. One of them is dying and they have some very critical software on them. I need to know can the western digital software copy a raid array onto a single disk and still be readable by windows?
Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.
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The Deathstar hard drive appear to not be a WD product. The WD software may not be working to copy off the older drive. You should consider getting the complete version of the Acronis software.
What is your RAID configuration? I mean RAID 0, 1, 5 or 10? In other words, Strip, mirror or Strip + Mirror set?
If it is a mirror set by any chance, you can pull out the faulty one and inset a compatible (same size or larger) drive in place. RAID set should restore the new drive with mirrored data when you boot your PC. I have seen some hot swappable arrays in servers.