Proliant DL360 G5 with Raid-5, amber blink lights on two drives -- Drives dying???
Posted on 2009-07-02
Just noticed blinking (alternating) amber then blue blinking lights on two drives (5 & 1). Running Server 2003 R2 with 5 drives (146gb ea), 1 spare RAID-5 with Smart Array P400i.
I opened the HP Array Configuration Utility (v 220.127.116.11) to see if I had a healthy RAID. Upon opening all drives are blue and spare is green. The "controller state" is in a continous "refresh" mode.
I am concerned that two of the drives are dying. I am ordering two new 146gb drives ASAP just in case I need them. However, is it unusual for two (2) drives to die at the same time???? When the new drives arrive, should I down the server, and replace both drives?
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance