ML 350 G2

 
CA1311730
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ML 350 G2

I have a ML 350 G2.

It the serial ata model with hot swap drives. It came with the basic serial ata controller. I ordered the 6 port serial ata raid controller from hp. I want to run RAID 5, I connect all the drives and build by aray and everything is good there, but I'm having problems with the led lights. I plugged the cable in like the document said too. I only get two drive lights, the third drive remain unlit, i swap drives to make sure it wasnt the drive that didnt make a difference. Any ideas?

Thanks
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CA1227644
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Re: ML 350 G2

Is it possible that the third drive bay is not online? Since it is a RAID 5 then three drives is the minimum requirement. If the RAID appears to function then the hard drive must be fine. Perhaps there is a fault in the server which activates the LED?

I don't beleive you can use the third drive as a spare (which would mean the drive wouldn't be online immediately and thus have no light) but I could be mistaken. I'm almost certain you need three hard drives online to use RAID 5.
CA1311730
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Re: ML 350 G2

The RAID 5 is built and working, just only two of three drive leds are working.


I'm not sure if it something in the hot swap bay.