We have poweredge R910 that is configured with 4 drive in RAID 5 and 2 drives in RAID 1 and othere 2 Drives Also in RAID 1.
Now when I check the Manament server I can see that one of the disk of one of the RAID 1 is showing Degraded and I can see that one of the disks has red X so we have to replace this drive.
if I understand it correctly we must replace the drive with exact the same drive.
can we use this drive to replace the defect one? also I think the only thing we must do is without shuting down the server just remove the defect drive and replace it with new one is this also correct?
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T10 PI Capable
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Available RAID Disk Space
So what you need to know when replacing a drive is to make sure that the Speed & connection types are the same as the failed drive. Also you can replace a failed drive with a larger drive without any issues the only thing is that you will not be able to use any of the extra space past the size of the failed drive. So as an example if you have a failed drive that is a 600 GB 10k SAS drive you can replace it with a 1TB 10k SAS drive & it will work but the replacement drive will be seen as an 600GB drive & not a 1TB drive as that is the way the original was built with using 600GB drives.
Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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