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The drive is a FUJITSU MAP3735NP in a Dell PowerEdge 600SC Server. Just recently started getting this message and can't find anything form Dell on it. It sounds like the drive is going bad but the drive is less than 2 years old with only minor service. Just took down the server for an internal cleaning and verified that the Adaptec 39160 SCSI Card is securely seated as well as inspected the SCSI ribbon for damages and connections to the drives. I also ran a data integrity check before booting the OS (Windows 2000 SP4) and came up with nothing.

There is an identical drive on the same SCSI channel as this one and they are divided into the System partition (Drive C-5G and the Data Partion ( the balance of Drive0 and Drive1 in a dynamic spanned volume set). The server is still operational and data accessible. I can't find out how serious this warning is.

Dell's Open Array Manager shows "!" on the volume and disk icons as well as states that the drives are Healty and At Risk.
Can anyone enlighten me on what this warning means and how severe it is?

I just ordered 2 spares just in case.
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by:mcp_jon
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Try to open Dell ARRAY MANAGER and try to perform a "Hand-Rebuild ".

Also, try to get a physical inspection to the HD from the SCSI Boot Utility.

Best Regards !
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by:habanagold
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I did the physical inpsection. What do you mean by "Hand-Rebuild"?
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I was snooping around in Array Manager and when I highlighted the Disk in question a popup menu appears with a formally greyed out option to "Reactivate Disk". Finding no information on what this does and nothing to loose, I selected it and "vaula", problem resolved.
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by:mcp_jon
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If seems that it worked out for you !

Array Manager has this "tricks" !

Best Regards !
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by:habanagold
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Well I am still at a lost as to what caused it in the first place. At lease this thread may help someone in the future save time if the same thing happens to them.
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Well said !!!

Best Regards !
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