Quick story about what happened.
I had 2x 1TB HDDs in raid 1 on my old PC. I moved to a new PC and moved to a different motherboard. I went into RAID and attempted to carry on the RAID 1 from the old motherboard to the new one. Whenever I set RAID 1 as active the hard drives didnt show up in windows and my PC wouldnt boot with the raid drives in. I stupidly went into the RAID config in bios and split the raid, thinking because its raid 1 the data should be present on both drives if I split them. Low and behold this wasnt the case and as soon as I split the raid the drives are seemingly empty. When i go back to the raid config and try to rebuild raid 1 it says data will be wiped off the drives.
Ive now got both drives in my system and both are empty. Ive tried using testdisk to recover data from one drive but after running for days its only found around 100GB of data (should be over 0.5TB at least worth of data IIRC). Ive downloaded several different trial programmes such as stellar phoeni, easeUS data recovery and Data rescue PC4 to try and do a preview of the files.
EaseUS has scanned the drive and found 2TB of lost data on a partition, data rescue has found around 500GB.
Whats my solution here? All I want to do is get my drive back to the way it was before I split the raid, i.e keeping folder names and file location all the same as it was before.
Is there a simpler solution here for me such as rebuilding the raid? or I am stuck with trying to manually recover the data and trying to locate what I can?
I really need some help please, this has been driving me nuts for months now.