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HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

Squall_Chocobo
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HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

I have HP ML110 G5 with smart array E200 controller, running 3 harddisks RAID 5 (250GB each).

Today, one of the 250GB failed & I prepared a new 500GB harddisk to replace.

After I replaced the harddisk, power up the server & found the POST did not notice me to press F1 start automatic recovery.

 

I checked the ACU found the array status still show interim recovery on my Logical drive.

 

How come the array controller cannot rebuild the array with the new 500GB harddisk ?

 

Is it must use 250GB harddisk to rebuild the array ? (it is difficult to purchase 250GB harddisk in market now)

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PGTRI
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

hi,

 

You can use 500 GB drives. The rebuild should start automaticaly, it's not needed to press F1. Just check in ACU, if the rebuild is working. You can find there the percent of the rebuild process, it can take some time.

 

Thanks

 

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Squall_Chocobo
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

Thanks for your reply.

 

Unforunately I already checked the ACU, it is not rebuilding array (no rebuild percentage) , it still show the error message that the harddisk need to be replaced.

 

PGTRI
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

hi,

 

Can you attach an ACU report please?

 

regards,

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Squall_Chocobo
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

Thanks for your reply.

 

Enclosed the ACU report for reference. (already attached the new 500GB harddisk)

PGTRI
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

hi,

 

I checked the report. The drives are clean - no errors. But you are using hard drives for workstations. What is about the new drive (500GB). Is it a HP one? Can you try please with a hard drive from HP?

 

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Squall_Chocobo
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

Thanks for your reply.

 

Actually all of 3 harddisks are third party brand -- Seagate, not HP.

 

The new drive (500GB) also same brand Seagate.

 

Is it mean the new drive not compatible with the smart array E200 controller ?

 

PGTRI
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

hi,

 

It looks so. You can check the quickspecs of the server for all the supported/compatible hard drives. 

 

regards,

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kmh0lan
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Re: HP Smart array E200 with RAID 5

I had a simlar issue. I think the issue was the new drive was sata3 instead of sata2. Right now I'm stuck trying to get the think to initialize parity.