We have a Western Digital Sentinel rx4100 with 4 disks in a RAID5 configuration. One of the disks showed failed and has been replaced. However, the server won't initialise the new disk and won't boot the Operating System (Windows Storage Server 2008). The new disk won't show in the BIOS at all. The old disk will show with a SMART EVENT on it. A second disk is showing in the RAID as an OFFLINE MEMBER, the other two disks seem to be fine.
I have come to the conclusion that this server is now a big paperweight, but I am just trying one last hope to see if anyone can suggest any way to recover the data on this Server? There's not much, to be fair, but we really could do with it coming back. Sadly, the backup system on the Server was not properly tested and appears to have failed dismally, so we can't get much off that either!
Does anyone have any suggestions?