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Dell 2950 Hard Drive led keeps blinking

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I have a Dell 2950 Server with 6 Hard Drives.  The first two drives are configured as a Mirror (RAID 1), the next three drives are configured as a RAID 5, and the last drive is configured as a universal spare.   I noticed that this morning drive 4 keeps blinking repeatedly and I find this rather strange since this is the 2nd drive in my RAID 5 setup!  How can it be doing that.  I'm convinced that something is wrong, but the server is still working fine.  I am not sure what to do because I do not have any drive monitoring software installed on this machine.  Does this mean the drive is dieing?
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IIRC, If the is blinking once every second it means drive failure predicted....similar to the S.M.A.R.T. drive utility on desktops.
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Thanks this seemed to work fine.  It ended up being nothing, I just restarted the server and it stopped doing it, but now I can monitor the status of my drives thank you.
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