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This seems counterintuitive, but that what I had to do to make the disk become part of the RAID, otherwise the disk remains a “global hot spare”. This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete. Do I need a VPN? Next, shut down the system, then power off. When that is finished, you will then need to “unassign” the disk as a “global hot spare” to have it become part of the RAID.

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Send me a message on the bottom left of the screen using edll Zopim Chat buttonor click my picture to read more about how I can fix your computer over the Internet. Select rating Give How to Fix: When the operation is “Executed”, the options will change from “Tasks Available” to “No Tasks Available” as with all the other RAID member disksand your newly added disk will now become part of the array.

I can’t promise I’ll respond to all the messages I receive depending on the volumebut I’ll do my best. Once that was complete, he booted the system back up and I tested the “bad disk” for bad sectors.

In this case, the disk needs to be replaced as soon as possible to avoid any data loss.

If all of this is over your head, or if you need taid troubleshooting a failed RAID disk and re-attaching itI can help using my remote desktop support service.

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This can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete. Boot the system and ignore any error messages about the RAID. If you receive an error message that the “connection is not secure” – you can ignore it and add the page to your security exceptions list. In this case I’ll explain what I did to add a previously-marked failed disk back into the RAID because trying to find the answer to this in Google proved to be next to impossible.

So if you have 3 disks, 2 disks can operate without redundancy; if another disk fails, it means data loss. In other words, this is a very serious problem! Windows Update Won’t Update Explained: Dennis Faas is the owner and operator of Infopackets.

On the Dell PERC SS card, this is done by assigning the disk as a “global hot spare” and will cause the array to start perf.

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Windows Vista, del, 8, 10 How to: With over 30 years of computing experience, Dennis’ areas of expertise are a broad range and include PC hardware, Microsoft Windows, Linux, network administration, and virtualization.

After discussing the options with Harlen, I suggested he backup his RAID to an external hard drive, then shut down the system and disconnect the bad disk, then re-attach it to the motherboard so that I could do a surface scan of the drive for bad sectors. When that is finished, you will then need to “unassign” the disk radi a “global hot spare” to have it become part of the RAID. I need more computer questions.

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Here’s What to Do How to Fix: Leave this field blank. Most popular articles Which Processor is Better: Now it’s time to put the disk back into the array. The theory here is that if the drive is put back into the array after being tested and no bad sectors and it still fails, then we are most likely dealing with a mechanical failure or logic error.

From there, note the location of the disk that you are adding back into the array example: From Dennis If all of this is over your head, or if you need help troubleshooting a failed RAID disk and re-attaching it pdrc, I can help using my remote desktop support service. I would like to hire you to help me fix this problem, including testing the failed hard drive.

How to Fix: Attach, Rebuild RAID 5 after Failed Disk (Dell PERC S100, S300)

Click that, then select ” Set as Global Hot Spare “. After some time passed, the test results came back with zero bad sectors. Infopackets Reader Harlen W. Determining exactly what is wrong with the failed drive is done with process of elimination. Did you get him to add perf couple of disks so he has a proper RAID 5 setup?