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I am looking at a PowerEdge 2800 with 5 drives:

Drive 0
Drive 1
Drive 2
Drive 3
Drive 4

All drives are solid green except Drive 2... flashing orange.

Can I simply shut down the server, pull out and replace the drive, reboot and all will be well?
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Question by:classnet
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Never power off the server to replace a hot-swappable drive. Pull the drive "hot", then insert the new drive. If it doesn't start rebuilding automatically within a minute, then assign the disk as a Hot-Spare to start the rebuild.
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As you can probably tell I am not fluent in RAIDs.  How could I determine that the drive is hot swappable?
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If it is accessible from the outside of the machine, it is hot-swappable. The 2800 has no other drive option - all are hot-swappable.
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Thank you very much!
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