Solved

Hard Drive replacement

Posted on 2015-02-24
4
625 Views
Last Modified: 2016-06-26
I have a hard drive that just failed in my server and need to replace it. This server is running a PERC6/I RAID 6.
I swapped it out with a spare drive however the spare drive was not 250GB but less.

Can you suggest a replacement drive for the Western Digital WD2500YS and also, does the size of the drive have to match? The server is running but looks to be somewhat degraded.

Thanks,

Brian
0
Comment
Question by:bjbrown
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:JAN PAKULA
JAN PAKULA earned 333 total points
ID: 40629514
size either have to much or be larger the original one

ideally you want same hard drives (to exclude possible hard drive firmware problems)

have a look here

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SEALED-Western-Digital-250GB-SATA-HARD-DRIVE-WD2500YS-/371198934656?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item566d2e3e80

and if you have some problems with configuring it check here:

http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN129432#Unique-Hyphenated-Issue-Here-3
0
 
LVL 88

Accepted Solution

by:
rindi earned 167 total points
ID: 40629600
You must get an enterprise class disk of at least the same size as the original. Best is to get them directly from Dell, as it will then have the correct firmware. I suggest you get at least another disk as a hot spare, Hot-Spares take over whenever another disk fails, so the array is up again sooner.
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:JAN PAKULA
JAN PAKULA earned 333 total points
ID: 40629616
well i have non enterprise ssd disks in my dells and they work perfectly fine - but as rindi says firmware should be same on all of the raided disk
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bjbrown
ID: 40629624
Thank you for the quick feed back.
0
Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Previously, we learned about how professional data recovery experts can recover lost data from a damaged or compromised hard drive (https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/28564/What's-Possible-with-Modern-Data-Recovery.html). Below, you will find…
Many businesses neglect disaster recovery and treat it as an after-thought. I can tell you first hand that data will be lost, hard drives die, servers will be hacked, and careless (or malicious) employees can ruin your data.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility. Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt: Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target. To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…

690 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question