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RAID 10 Array with Degraded Drive

Posted on 2009-07-01
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I have a RAID 10 Array running on Windows 2000 Advanced Server.  It has 8 36gb Ultra 320 SCSI drives.  Well one of them died out on me and of course you can't buy those drives any more.  I ended up getting 73gb drive to replace it.  The rebuild worked and the consistency checker finished.  The drive itself still shows "Online" in the Dell OpenManage Array Manager but still has the warning exclamation point next to it.  When I go to the properites of the drive it says Online SMART: Failure Predicted.  Like I said this is a brand new drive.  Is it because I replaced a 36gb drive with a 73gb?  Any ideas how to fix that?  The RAID is in a Dell PowerVault 220s.
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try changeing the scsi cable and check the drive with the manufacture diagnose disk.

also you can still find 36gb scsi drives.  http://www.theharddriveexperts.com/product.php?productid=2241&cat=0&page=1&gclid=CPOx4pGEtZsCFSgYagodcyfqPw

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This is in an external RAID cage so it has the same cable for all drives.  It's just showing that the new drive is predicted to fail so I don't think the cable would have anything to do with it since it just attaches to the drive plain.  I'll check on that tonight though just to make sure.  Doesn't hurt to cover everything.
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Sounds like they supplied you a duff drive, can you get a diagnostic report out of the Dell software?
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Turns out I need to update the firmware and drivers for the PERC raid controller.  The outdated firmware and drivers made it look as though the drive was faulty.  
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