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Drives not lighting up

Ayman Altounji
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Drives not lighting up

Compaq 8000 w/ the 4250ES. Two drives in the top cage (Port 3, ID 0 and ID 1) lost their LED lights, but otherwise operated normally. Its a Raid 1 set with the OS and the machine has no other problems. When I use the ACU utility, the LEDs don't light up on this Array, but it does on the other two Arrays (in Ports 2 and 1).
I fixed this by booting to SmartStart and running ACU from there. After a boot, the LEDs lit up. The only other info I can find out is from the ADU. Within the report on each array, I noticed that the two "Good" arrays had the line:
Inquiry Data Valid: Yes
and the "Bad" array had
Inquiry Data Valid: No
After the fix, the array changed to Yes.

I happy its working, but as I'm just deploying this as an Exchange server, I have some misgivings. Can anyone shed some light or know what this "Inquiry Data Valid" field means?
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Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Drives not lighting up

I am not sure what fixed it, but the Compaq FE replaced the 4250ES controller and it still didn't fix the problem. I had him switch the drive cages around to see if it followed the cage and the problem went away.