Just more of a paranoid question then any other. I have a client with an 8 year old Dell Poweredge 2500 Server with a Perc 3/DI controller.
We're replacing this server in a week but of course I just noticed yesterday that disk3 is blinking amber and the array is degraded.
The drives currently installed are Quantum Atlas 10K III U160s 36gb drives. I don't have any in stock but do have a Seagate Cheetah U320 36g 10k Drive... Will this work? With the U320 downgrade to 160?
Secondly, what is the correct approach to rebuilding the drive? Do I just hot swap it? Will the rebuild happen automatically?
I've never worked with a PERC3 and it's a production server so I don't want to take any chances.