HP MSA70 HDD BAY 3 Keeps Failing (Replaced entire MSA70 and still happens)
Posted on 2014-10-13
I have two HP MSA70's connected with dual SAS I/O controllers (dual domain) for redundancy. They are connected via HP SmartArray P812 controller.
About 2 months ago, I started getting the following message:
"Code 274: 72 GB 2-Port SAS Drive at Port 3E : Box 1 : Bay 3 is bad or missing.
To correct this problem, check the data and power connections to the physical drive.
For more information, generate a diagnostics report under the Diagnostics tab. "
So, I replaced the hard-drive in box 1 bay 3. The raid rebuilds just fine. Then a couple hours later, the EXACT SAME message appears again.. for the same box 1 bay 3. So I figured wow, the replacement hard drive was bad too.. So i swapped it out again.. and then, SAME THING.. I've replaced it 5x and it continued to happen. At which point I suspected maybe the MSA70's backpane is bad.
So I replaced the entire MSA70 box (but I am still using the same original SAS I/O Controllers).
Put a 6th hard-drive in... and holy cow, SAME PROBLEM!
Any thoughts as to what could be happening? Could it one of the SAS I/O controllers is bad???