Multiple Failures in the Same Array

Except in RAID 6 and RAID 60 arrays (see Understanding RAID), if more than one disk drive fails at the same time in the same array, the data normally can't be recovered.

You may be able to recover the data by forcing the logical drive online or by recreating the logical drive without the initialization step. You can use the BIOS utility, ARC (see About the Adaptec RAID Configuration Utility), the command-line utility, ARCCONF, or maxView Storage Manager. For more information, refer to the Adaptec RAID Controller Command Line Interface User’s Guide and the maxView Storage Manager User's Guide.

Note: In some instances, RAID 10 and RAID 50 arrays may survive multiple disk drive failures, depending on which disk drives fail.

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