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HP Server HD Goes Offline at 4:30am - Testing Tools?

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For the last 2 mornings I have an HP Prolient DL 380 G5 with 8 drives.. One of the drives (bay 6) goes offline/missing. I then have to go into HP Array Config and re-attach the drive. Once I re-attach the drive everything is OK, until the next morning at 4:30am. I have looked in the event logs and do not see anything that sticks out. I have updated the controller's firmware and drivers and the issue continues. Has anyone seen this? Are there any tools that I could use to check loads etc at that particular time?
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Hi, is it always the same drive?  Is it possible for you to insert another drive into that bay and see if you get the same results?

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It is the same drive, but I dont believe the actual drive is going bad. I have no orange warning lights or anything. Plus it only happens at 4:30 in the morning.
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Fixed time of day suggests either timed job like virus checker update or physical environment. One disk in a hardware RAID array each time pretty much eliminates the OS and software as it can't even see the RAID config so I would suspect the physical environment; look at the mains electric supply, lift motors going on and off and even radar stations using your building as a self test reflector. You'll probably find the council turn the street lights off at that time.
Kindly replace the drive.
I happen to have found about 14 Windows Updates and Several HP Updates. I ran all updates and havent had any issues since.. Strange, but true.

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