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Problems with 2 x SCSI drives failing in a RAID 5 array

 
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Problems with 2 x SCSI drives failing in a RAID 5 array

I am having problems with HDD in SCSI 1 & 3 failing in my DL380 - I have replaced them but the 2 new ones failed within 2 hours... I am getting a message when the system reboots, the logical partition has
been disabled. 5i+ controller says "1779-Slot 0 Drive Array - replacement
drives detected or previously failed now appear to be operational. SCSI Port
2; SCSI IDs 1,3"


I am getting a lot of write-delay failed messages prior to the system crashing.

Is rebuilding the logical partition going to do anything, or is this a more serious hardware issue like the 5i+ controller playing up?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks
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Re: Problems with 2 x SCSI drives failing in a RAID 5 array

While it is possible that you have the misfortune of receiving multiple faulty disks, it is more likely that the Smart Array 5i+'s BBWC (Battery Backed Write Cache) is failing. Is there anything in the IML (Integrated Management Log)?

Also, what is the firmware version of the Smart Array 5i+?
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Re: Problems with 2 x SCSI drives failing in a RAID 5 array

I spoke with HP about this yesterday - I had some old firmware on the smartarray 5i but that has now been upgraded to 2.62, as well as the firmware on the hard disks...

I had the same issues last night with several SCSI hdd's failing

Insanity seems like 1 x windows 2003 rebuild away, but hopefully I should have an HP engineer with some spare parts turn up today!