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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
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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
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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.
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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
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Thank you for the quick feed back.
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