Solved

Green LED on new drive

Posted on 2010-11-26
7
796 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Just installed 3 new drives into the server under Raid 5 and everything looks good but i would like to know why 2 LED are constant green per each new drive x 3 and that 3 old drives only have 1 LED light up per drive.  LED
0
Comment
Question by:kwok76_uk
7 Comments
 
LVL 22

Assisted Solution

by:Matt V
Matt V earned 25 total points
ID: 34219337
If they are newly installed, they are probably still converging the RAID.

See if they stop after an hour or two.
0
 
LVL 5

Assisted Solution

by:Matt Davies
Matt Davies earned 25 total points
ID: 34219359
I'd concur with the first answer...  Green lights are never bad only informative.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:camacho_marco
ID: 34219383
Did you bought your new Hard Drives from Dell of from another vendor???
0
Scale it in WD Gold

With up to ten times the workload capacity of desktop drives, WD Gold hard drives employ advanced technology to deliver among the best in reliability, capacity, power efficiency and performance.

 

Author Comment

by:kwok76_uk
ID: 34219422
got these from Dell, the openmange states the disks are online.
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
dlethe earned 200 total points
ID: 34219427
The lower LED is I/O activity.    You should go to the RAID configuration (BIOS, or use the utility that Dell has on their download site for whatever O/S you have).

Anything could be happening if you have old configuration info on the disks or perhaps deleted/removed drives in the past. They could be getting added to your existing RAID5, or perhaps they are now initializing a new RAID1.   Once you go into the configuration software you will know what is happening, and perhaps you want to stop what it is doing.

0
 

Author Comment

by:kwok76_uk
ID: 34219465
i have 6 disk in total, 3 previous disk are raid 5 and now i have 3 new disks which i also configured into raid 5 via openmanage. it was initializing after my configuration but now it has finished.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:kwok76_uk
ID: 34219607
sorry me being stupid, the reason both lights are constant green is because there is no activity..doh! the other drives are being access 24/7, these drives are new and no has accessed to them yet.
0

Featured Post

Why You Should Analyze Threat Actor TTPs

After years of analyzing threat actor behavior, it’s become clear that at any given time there are specific tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that are particularly prevalent. By analyzing and understanding these TTPs, you can dramatically enhance your security program.

Join & Write a Comment

How to update Firmware and Bios in Dell Equalogic PS6000 Arrays and Hard Disks firmware update.
The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to reformat your flash drive. Sometimes your flash drive may have issues carrying files so this will completely restore it to manufacturing settings. Make sure to backup all files before reformatting. This w…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now