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Poweredge RAID Drive Failure same bay two times - Coincidence?

I have a Dell Poweredge 2650 that had a RAID failure on drive number 2. I replaced it the same day and the RAID array rebuilt successfully. Two days later drive number 2 (the new one) failed again. I have not replaced it yet because I'm afraid the new drive is just going to fail again. Could this be a controller issue? What would be my best course of action with this server?
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CorruptedLogicCommented:
I'd start by checking/changing the data cable for the backplane, if it still persists, look at the backplane itself.
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txhockey26Commented:
Odds are it's the backplane.  Ive run into that several times with Dell servers.  If the server is still under warranty, give Dell a call and insist that they replace the backplane.
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CorruptedLogicCommented:
I would agree, only once have i seen it actually be the data cable, but, each time i have come across it, Dell tech support have insisted i change the cable before they replace the backplane, at least if you swap it out, you can tell them that you already eliminated the cable as a possible cause. Of course, you could always tell them that anyway! ;o)
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Gusman1188Author Commented:
Awarded CorruptedLogic 150 for the initial assessment of pointing me toward the backplane and txhockey26 50 points for confirming that he has experienced this with other Dell servers. Thanks guys.
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