Is there a way to Reinitialize a single RAID drive (New 500GB), and then repopulate it?
Do I need to format or wipe the new drive first?
Is there something in the startup bios that I can use to reinitialize and repopulate the new corrupt drive?
Our server had a HDD failure - Disk 01. It failed to boot, and was making a loud warning beep. I contacted Dell, they showed me how to disabled the beep, and they said to purchase a replacement HDD disk with equal or greater than the HDD space on the failed drive.
I purchased a new 500GB drive, and called them back. I installed the drive, and we were able to login to Windows SBS 2003, and configure the new drive. However, I accidentially logged out or locked the server when it was populating the new RAID drive.
It then threw a bunch of file i/o errors, and I was unable to reboot. I disconected the new drive, and was able to boot into Windows SBS 2003 again.
I'm unfamiliar with the terminology, so please be patient.
OUR SERVER INFO:
WINDOWS SBS 2003
DELL POWEREDGE 800
+ 2 HDD x 80GB RAID
+ 1 HDD x 500GB RAID