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SCSI Drive Failure !!!

I have a server with a SCSI drive failure (the drive started smoking). The power supply failed at the same time, therefore I assume it was the culprit.

The drive was setup as part of a RAID 1 Mirror on an Adaptec 2120S Controller by someone other than myself.

I have attemped to restart the computer with a new power supply but the Adaptec 2120S Config Utility says that there is no array present. I am also told that there is no logical device.

How do I go about troubleshooting this? I am a SCSI novice. The last thing that I want to do is corrupt the data on the other drive.

This is a non-critical business server but is a great annoyance to me that it is not accessible. Many of my admin tools and boot images, etc. are on this server. I have backups of most of the files but I would prefer not to have to 'rebuild' the server in this fashion.

Please advise.

Thank you,
btaplin
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jamietonerCommented:
I would suggest running diags on that 2nd hdd it sounds like it may have been damaged also, if it passes try pluggin into a scsi (non-raid) controller and see if it will boot if not, what os is installed on the drive?
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btaplinAuthor Commented:
Windows 2000 Server is installed.

What type of diagnostics would you suggest I run?

I have other adaptec SCSI cards and some spare computers that I can install it in.
My initial thoughts were that I should use another computer to boot the OS so that I can hopefully see data on the drive that 'might be ok'
But I wanted to be sure that setting up the drive that on another scsi controller won't damage it (assuming it is ok), will it?
Doing so doesn't format/reformat the drive, does it?

Thanks for your help.
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jamietonerCommented:
to get a diagnostic tool go to the manufactures website and they should have one available for download, and plugging it in to anther scsi contriller chould harm the drive or the data on the drive, if it still wont boot, try just using it as a secondary drive on that other system to seee if you can access the data, if do vack it up then try a repair install to see if you can get that drive booting again
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pgm554Commented:
You need to set that drive active for booting.Only one drive and one partition can be active at a time.
Create a boot floppy with fdisk and set that drives(SCSI) partition as active.
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cvsadminCommented:
You may also need to boot it into a known working good computer and alter the boot.ini file
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pgm554Commented:
Does it see the SCSI ID's as it boots?
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btaplinAuthor Commented:
I have pulled the controller cards off the drives and there is certainly damage to the same chip on each of the cards.

Would anyone know if this is a feasible option:

One drive is a Fujitsu MAS3735NP U320 68 Pin.
It has a manufacturing date of 2003-06.

There is a Fujitsu MAS3735NP on eBay right now that has a manufacturing date of 2004-10 with very little use.
It is also branded with an HP sticker and part number where mine is not branded.
Everything else looks to be the same looking at a picture of it .

I would need to buy a replacement drive anyways but if there is no damage to the drive, should replacing the controller card work?

This would simply save me the hastle of rebuilding the computer.
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btaplinAuthor Commented:
Aha, mcp_jon you just beat me to it.

I just got a replacement drive and changed the controller card. No dice.

I have to rebuild from scratch. Oh well.

Thanks for your help.
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