Dell PowerEdge 1950 Mirror Drive Failure
Posted on 2013-06-13
I have a Dell PowerEdge 1950 that has 2 drives that are 1TB mirrored. Today, the server stopped functioning and does not boot. This is a server that I did not know existed for this client and have not supported it before so, I am just becoming familiar with the problem.
On the front panel, I am getting an error code as follows:
E1810 - HD 1 Fault
There were others before but, they seem to have gone away.
HD0 seems to be ok but, HD1 has died and I just want to break the mirror and restart it.
I checked the RAID controller and found that is is an LSI Corp Controller for Dell SAS 6 v6.22.03.00 (very old).
When I look at the adapter list, I see an SAS6IR.
I go to view the array and find that in slot 0, I have the correct drives identified as failed and working. It looks like this:
Slot Num | Device |Identifier | Raid Disk | Hot Spare | Drive Status | Pred Fail | Size
0 ATA Hitachi Yes No Primary No 2TB
1 ATA Hitachi Yes No FAILED No 2TB
There are no options that I can see to break the mirror and if I remove the failed drive from the unit, it will not boot that way.