The device, \Device\Scsi\fttxr52P1, did not respond within the timeout period.

Posted on 2011-05-02
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
The device, \Device\Scsi\fttxr52P1, did not respond within the timeout period.

That is the error in the server event log. Also the server is beeping. It is a dell poweredge SC 1425 with windows server 2003 installed. Using Promise RAID console 1.0 also,  Promise 1x2 Mirror/RAID11.10
Question by:MLAN_Consulting
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    Most likely the mirror is broken AND the surviving disk has some bad blocks.  If you don't have a replacement drive, get one.  In the interim perform a full backup, but do not overwrite your last backup. You may have some data loss depending on how long the mirror was broken.

    It is also possible that the mirror isn't broken, meaning you have a LOT of bad blocks on one or more disks.  You don't, by chance, have desktop class disks in it, instead of the true enterprise drives?  Enterprise drives are architected to only try for a few seconds before giving up, letting the RAID controller take over.  Desktop class disk firmware will retry for 30-60 seconds which commonly causes these bad block messages.

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