I'm trying to see how much trouble it would be to replace an MSA30.
I believe one of my MSA30s has a bad backplane. I'm thinking the backplane is bad because slot #5 always shows a bad drive. (I've tried 3 good drives)
The unit is out of warranty so I was thinking of just swapping out the whole unit with another MSA30. As far as I know, there aren't any smarts on the MSA30 so I think I should just be able to swap it out (and as long as I put the hard drives back in the same order,) the logical drives won't know the difference. There are currently 2 logical drives on the MSA30.
I'd like to have someone let me know if they think I'm right or wrong. Also, could there be another explanation for 1 drive bad always showing as bad? On one post, someone had written about updating the firmware on an MSA30 but I didn't think it had any components that had firmware and I couldn't find any MSA30 firmware from the HP site.
The MSA30 is connected via scsi to an MSA1500 and fibre channel from there. the drives are scsi. I'm attaching a copy of the diagnostics from ACU.