Adaptec 2410SA failed drive
Posted on 2010-09-22
I have a server with an Adaptec 2410SA raid card configured in raid 10. One of the drives has failed and after replacing it I am unable to see if the array is being rebuilt. I installed Adaptec Storage Manager but it says I have no recognized controllers installed. I read elsewhere that is because I don't have the Adaptec drivers installed on the server. When I look in the device manager at the raid controller it does says that the drivers for it are provided by Microsoft.
So here's the question. To make Adaptec Storage Manager see the card it looks like I need to install the official Adaptec drivers. What is the best way to do this? Should I just download them and then right click on the card and do the typical update procedure for new drivers? What if Server 2003 doesn't like the drivers and the server wont start because it cant use the card? The potential for downtime and data loss seem pretty high. The whole reason for this is to make the storage manager recognize the card so I can rebuild the array and go on. I don't think the array is automatically being rebuilt as the alarm is still going off. I would also like to be able to monitor the array in real time through windows and receive alerts and such. The previous admin didn't install Adaptec Storage Manager.