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Fabio Poles
Occasional Visitor

Disk SMART error

On a ML350G5 I have a RAID 5 array of 3 disks plus 1 reserve (all Hot Swap SAS 146GB 2.5" 10K).
On one disk of the array I got following message:

"Port 1I, Box 1, Bay 2 ... S.M.A.R.T. predictive failure errors have been detected in the factory Monitor and Performance data. SOLUTION: Please replace this drive when conditions permit."

Is there nothing I can do but replace the drive?
Thanks in advance for your kind help.
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Disk SMART error

The disk is having errors and should be replaced. The disk own diagnostics (SMART) is warning you about that.
Matti_Kurkela
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk SMART error

Not really.

Unless you just happen to have a cleanroom equipped for extreme-precision electro-mechanical work and Magnetic Force Microscopy, a well-equipped electronics lab and access to the disk manufacturer's proprietary information...

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Bhushan Bumber
Frequent Advisor

Re: Disk SMART error

I suggest first remove the drive and put it back.In case the error comes agian, remove the disk from raid and The reserve disk will start synching with the raid 5 will become the part of raid.

Remove the faulty disk and replace with a new disk marking it as reserve.
There is a solution to every problem.
Hakki Aydin Ucar
Honored Contributor

Re: Disk SMART error

Fabio,

I am afraid of you need to replace your disk, SMART is very generic error, in my opinion situation is hopeless for people who is not expert/pro about disk rescue. .

Of course in this situation most of disks' data can be saved for disk specialists.If you do not need really data on them just replace it..
wobbe
Respected Contributor

Re: Disk SMART error

Why isn't the raid controller using the spare? Or is the spare the one with the smart errors?

btw bushan bomber: The original spare will become the spare again once you repace the failed drive.