About 3-4 weeks ago, my worldbook stopped working. I am new to Linux (as new as since my drive stopped working). I have gone through tons of information on how to get my data back. Common sense tells me that because I'm new to Linux it's dangerous to play with critical data with out a back up.
I'm sorry for the ignorance but I'm still trying to learn this. I apologize in advance for any dumb statements. I'm sort of glad this happened in a strange way because I discovered that "Windows" is not all that…
Here is the scenario… The drive enclosure has a mini processor that powers up the drives. That board is defective and does not power anything, not even the fan. I pulled the drives out and installed them in a dual sata dock and both drives power up and spin normally.
I ran gparted and saw the drive information for both drives:
- Unallocated space.
- Partition #1, formatted as ext3
- Partition #2, formatted as swap
- Partition #3, formatted as ext3
- Partition #4, unknown format
I know after reading the wealth of information on-line that Partition #4 holds all my data. I also know that the drives were originally set up as Raid 0.
Here is my question:
Is there a way for me to set up the raid for these drives on my drive dock or even connect them to my PC and move my data to another drive that can hold the capacity of all the data on them?
I hope this is not a redundant question that keeps getting asked but I've tried searching for the answer with no luck.