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Failed Raid 5 Replacement Question

Hi all,

I have a server with 3 drives configed for RAID 5. One of the drives just failed and I need to replace it. We have other hard drives from decommissioned servers that  use identical hardware (hard drives are the same), but I believe there might be data on these drives. The data on the decommissioned servers is no longer and issue so I would like to use one of these drives to replace the bad one. Since this drive may have data written on it, can I just simply pop it in the server and expect the rebuild to overwrite old data?

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Rechi676
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rindiCommented:
Normally the raid should just be rebuilt, but depending on the controller, you may be asked if you are sure you want the "new" disk to be overwritten. Older Controllers will just overwrite.
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Steve McCarthy, MCSE, MCSA, MCP x8, Network+, i-Net+, A+, CIWA, CCNA, FDLE FCIC, HIPAA Security OfficerIT Consultant, Network Engineer, Windows Network Administrator, VMware AdministratorCommented:
Yes, as rindi stated.
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tfjeffCommented:
you do need to make sure the drive you put in is meets the same specifications as the drive you too out though.  For example if the current drive is U320 15k rpm 36gig scsi drive, then the drive you put in MUST be U320 15k and 36 gig or larger.  If you put in a drive larger than the original you will be wasting the remainder of the space.
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rindiCommented:
thanks
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