PE 2950 HDD 0 Fault error

Posted on 2012-09-15
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
I just came into the office  tonight,  on my 2950 with a RAID5 (3 Disk) I have the following error:

E1810 HDD 0 Fault

I called Dell support and they are sending me a replacement drive.  any suggestions? I don't really want to re-seat the drive or mess with it.  What do I do?
Question by:tips54
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    if the disk has failed replace the disk as soon as possible with the new replacement when it arrives.

    the RAID 5 array will start to rebuild automatically.

    operation will continue at present at reduced performance.

    What you do is be patient, calm, and wait for replacement disk.

    Author Comment

    Thanks han,

    here's a question Dell is shipping me a replacement to arrive possibly Monday.
    I have a conference 4 hours from my office starting tomorrow until Tuesday at Noon. I contemplating to I go and swap the drive on Tuesday or cancel the trip and wait for the drive and prep just in case one other drive fails?
    This server with the Raid5 is running vmware4ESXi and host 3 vm's. (SQL, Fileshare, and web)
    Do I not got????
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    I would go change the drive on the Tuesday.

    there is nothing you can do if another drive fails!

    I'm assuming you have valid backups just in case you need to complete a restore.
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    I agree with the above, except for making double sure you have a good backup, wait for the new disk to arrive. I would order a reserve disk though, and then install that as a hot-spare (but wait with doing that until the array has finished resyncing). A hot spare will take over as soon as another member of the array has faulted. This reduces the risk of loosing data because the time the has has failed is then shorter (think of murphy's law).
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    Expert Comment

    It's a hardware failure. Need to get it replaced from Dell ASAP. You need to log a call with them.

    Author Closing Comment

    I went and the drives came Monday and I swapped them as soon as I got back in town on Tuesday.  thanks a bunch.  I also ordered and extra from Amazon as a backup

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