6 year old Dell PowerEdge T110 with 1 of 4 failing hard drive.... What would you do?
On a Dell PowerEdge T110, shipped in Nov, 2011, we have this 1 of 4 hard drive with predicted failure. It's set up as RAID 6, I think I saw (no spares... but raid 6 you can lose 2 drives before failure? Not that I want to get to that : )
Replace the drive? Right away? You can wait? Any indication of failure predicted today vs. next month vs.....
If you are going to replace the drive, I thought I heard that you have to get it from Dell? They build / built? their systems to require dell branded hard drives to work?
Where do you get a drive like that from? I don't see it on the dell website?
Or is this the argument to replace the server? 1 of 4 drives failing.... the others are as old, the whole machine is 6 years old (SBS 2011 standard OS)