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ML370 G2 Drives Keep failing

Occasional Contributor

ML370 G2 Drives Keep failing

I am installing NT Server 4 on my ML370 G2 however once the build completes and the server is running one of the drives fails and then shortly after (within 3 hours) another fails rendering the machine un-bootale.

I have 3 18Gb drives in a RAID 5 array, I have replaced all the drives and the array controller card and still have the same problem.

Appreciate any help anyone can offer.
Tarek Kawach
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 Drives Keep failing

Hi Matt:

Can you attach the report from Array diagnostics Utility it looks like it could be the scsi backplane issue.

you can run the ADU smartstart 7.50; can be downloaded from HP website.

HP SmartStart CD
version 7.51 (22 May 06)

Best regards,

Hey, look a light at the end of the tunnel.
Occasional Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 Drives Keep failing


Unfortunatley it takes a long time get software through the official channels of being allowed to even put discs in the machines in my organisation so i'm still waiting before i can post the report.

In the mean time I replaced the backplane and rebuilt the server and sure enough within hours one of the drives had failed. Just wondered if you had any more suggestions.

Many thanks
Esteemed Contributor

Re: ML370 G2 Drives Keep failing

Hi Matt,

Try updating all the latest firmware and drivers (if it is running on old drivers and firmwares) from:

Especially the array controller card....

Hope this works!!!!