I had a RAID 5 array with (3) Seagate ST336752LC drives. Firmware version 0002 on the original drives. The RAID controller shows them having 34941MB each.
One drive failed, so I ordered another ST336752LC drive. This one has a *newer* firmware and measures up a whopping 200MB *smaller* than the original drives.
This is preventing the RAID BIOS from adding the new drive to the array.
The known defect list is about 3 times larger (1100, as opposed to 200 - 400 on the other drives), but even a variation of 200 defects between the other drives doesn't change the drive size by even 1MB.
Download seatools for DOS from Seagate's site and set the drive size to be maximum, the drive you have has probably been OEM'd to someone who set the size smaller. OEMs who use several disk vendors will
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