HP Dl585 G6 Disk Failure Question
Posted on 2010-08-13
We just rolled out 30+ new DL585 G6's (with most recent firmware). They are setup as follows:
1. Disk Bays 1-2: RAID 1 (2x146gig disk, 15k)
2. Disk Bays 3-8: RAID 5 (6x156gig disk, 10k)
These all run Server 2003 R2 Enterprise, 64-bit. For some reason, on almost all the servers, the disk in Bay 3 (the first disk of the second array) keeps going bad. We've replaced some disk, moved others around, etc., which sometimes works for a day or two but then goes bad again). We figure it can't be that we have bad disk in the same bay of every server. HP doesn't seem to know at this point either. We even tried a different array config (that is, turned the second array to a RAID10)...no luck.
I figured maybe this was a known issue or something, but no luck. Any ideas?