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Greetings,

one of my HP hard drives (493083-001) has an amber light. iLO shows POST Error: 1779-Drive Array Controller Detects Replacement Drives. Everything seems to be running OK, so regarding replacing it, do I just take out the bad drive and pop the new one in?

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Sebastian Talmon earned 1200 total points
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yes, you have to replace the bad drive.

As they are hot-pluggable, the RAID array rebuild should start shortly after the replacement.


A thing to mention: the amber light and the error-messages may be also present AFTER replacement of the bad drive - this only means that you do not have full redundancy until the rebuild is complete (and does not mean that the replacement drive is bad too). After a few hours after replacing the drive, everything should be green again.
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Yes the RAID Controller will rebuild the new drive in the backround
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thank you both for the quick responses. I am contacting HP support to see if under warranty. if not, i'll order one.
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will have on tomorrow and will hot swap it.

thx again for confirming
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if anyone sees this, please respond. thanks

I went to pop out the amber disk this morning and when I pushed it it turned green so I left it alone. I just walked past the server and now 2 of the 3 disks in a RAID 5 are blinking amber. Any ideas?
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The disk that you had pushed in initially would have been getting PFA predictive failure errors. Now that you had pushed it in, i has called otehr disks to fail. Infact, i am sure its just the array has gone offline.  You will need to make the array online and than change your faulty disk..
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