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Drive will not rebuild in raid5 configuration

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A drive failed in a 6 drive raid5 configuration on a Dell PE 4600 perc 3di controller.  The failed drive is in slot 0.  After replacing the drive, initializing it, and assigning it as a hot spare the system tries to rebuild but the drive in slot 0 continues to fail.  I have tried two different drives that I know are good.  ALL drives are of the same mfg., model, speed, and size.  My question
is what will happen if I try to assign slot 6 as the hot spare in this case?
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Sounds like the slot on the controller might be bad.  I don't think you can change the hot spare if slot 6 is already part of the array.  It is already striped with the data and part of the array.
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