ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)

Re: ML30 G9 Disk working all the time

Occasional Contributor

ML30 G9 Disk working all the time


I just bought a ML30 G9,  it looks weird to me that the disk it is working almost all the time, also the disk is really noisy, any ideas?

Controller Status OK
Serial Number N/A
Model Dynamic Smart Array B140i Controller
Firmware Version 3.49
Controller Type HPE Smart Array

-Physical Drive in Port 1I Bay 1
Status OK
Model MB1000GCWCV
Media Type HDD
Capacity 931 GB
Location Port 1I Bay 1
Firmware Version HPGH
Drive Configuration Configured
Encryption Status Not Encrypted

Thanks in advance


Jimmy Vance
Honored Contributor

Re: ML30 G9 Disk working all the time

HP Smart Array controllers perform a background surface analysis during inactive periods, continually scanning all drives for media defects. HP Smart Array controllers can also detect media defects when accessing a bad sector during busy periods. If an HP Smart Array controller finds a recoverable media defect, the controller automatically remaps the bad sector to a reserve area on the disk drive. If the controller finds an unrecoverable media defect and you have configured a fault-tolerant logical drive, the controller automatically regenerates the data and writes it to the remapped reserved area on the disk drive.


Page 11


No support by private messages. Please ask the forum! 
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML30 G9 Disk working all the time

Thanks Jimmy,

I just have one phisical hard drive configured in smartarray as a logical drive, so my question then is:

is there any way to stop the controller using the disk at all time?