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Posted on 2011-09-20
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Dear Friends,

my servers are 4 years old,running on a normal load.
But presenrly my some HDD (seagate HDD.)are giving amber light and and one hd is giving an event
Device\harddisk0\DR0\has a bad block.This server is some times giving a msg operating system not found.

what should i do now as i want to use these server as its CPU and memory are in good condition.should i replace All HDD ?or just replace only the faulty ones.


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The amber light is an indication of predicted failure, so I would suggest replacing all the HDD with amber light as they will fail eventually and then you loose all your data.
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by:arhc
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ya but i am planning to replace all the HDD as they a four years old....

Is there any tool to check HDD health as i dont want to be in trouble.
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h3nnys earned 500 total points
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Yes there is a free seagate tool which can be found here

http://www.seagate.com/ww/v/index.jsp?locale=en-US&name=seatools-win&vgnextoid=552bd20cacdec010VgnVCM100000dd04090aRCRD

Run the Long tests as the short ones hardly ever detect errors
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by:arhc
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ok thanks i will try this.
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