R900 disks failing

davesnb
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Hello Ee,

I have an R900 the disks are detected but "failed ".  Options in the perc are greyed out due to failure. Apparently these disks are refurbs, how can i attempt a format , is there a format util on board the R900?...Checked the normal routes including google .Do not think there is a server or desktop with sas around to try via windows util..
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems Administrator

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if the drive is failed then it's failed
you won't be able to format it or create any sort of raid container
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I found the issue to be the 6i PERC controller only supports up to 2 tb drives, I was using 3 tb drives

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as per dell 6i spec

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