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Harddrive failure

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Delta-x, Jul 2, 2011.


  1. Delta-x

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    I have two 500 gig harddrives in a Raid One mirror.

    The drive in port 0 has failed.

    I have a replacement drive, but dont know which one is bad.

    Anyone have any ideas which drive I should try first?

    Could Port 0 be the upper drive or not?

    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. kc8ykd

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    the documentation for the hardware you are using will tell you which is port0.

    which, leads to the question, what hardware make/model are you using?
     

  3. joeroket

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    The sata ports are typically labeled on the board, or card if thats what you have. Even if they are not if it truly is a hard drive failure you can unlpug one drive and attempt to boot. If it fails plug the other in and try to boot. Raid 1 will boot as a degraded array with a single drive.
     
  4. Delta-x

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    Thanks, the Matrix console gave me the serial number of the bad drive.

    How cool.
     
  5. gemeinschaft

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    Once you replace the bad drive, do not for any reason, interrupt the process that follows. :) In other words, if it is storming outside and the power might go out, wait.

    Once the RAID repairs itself, it should let you know.