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RAID Arrays Failed on Proliant

wiz_37
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RAID Arrays Failed on Proliant

Have  a Proliant DL385 G9 with a Smart Array 440ar.  I have 20 drives installed.  I have 2 drives (in the optional expansion slot in the front of the chassis) and 18 drives in the standard slots.  The 2 drives are RAID 1, Logical Drive 1.  The 18 drives are RAID 6, Logical Drive 2.  The server has been performing fine until it went offline this evening..  I went to look at it and it is constantly boot cycling.  Under System Health It says: Configuration Required.  - 1779 Slot 0 Drive Array - Replacement drive(s) detected OR previosuly failed drive(s) now appear operational: POrt 1T, Box:1, bay 1 and 2 (SAS) Bay 9 - 24 (SAS) Logical drive(s) disabled due to possible data loss.  In ACU Critical Status Message:  271 Logical Drive 1 has failed and cannot be used.  All data on this logial drive has been lost, etc.  Same for Logical Drive 2.  I am given the option to Re-Enable Failed Logical Drive.  No drive errors indicated in ACU.  

I would rather not lose my data (yes, I know backup, backup backup.  That was the next step but this happened).  I have no failure lights on the drives.  No drives have been replaced.  I find it hard to believe that 5 drives from the RAID 1 and RAID 6 failed at the same time.  I assume the RAID Controller, hiccuped?  Any advice? Help, please.