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    HP 1TB Hard Drives

    Just had a HP 1TB HDD die in one of the servers... Never bought server disks before anything i should be looking for when buying replacements?

    Seagate ES2. 1TB 7200rpm sata.
    HP MODEL - GB1000EAFJL

    Any pointers would be grateful!

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    If its in a HP server on a HP RAID controler you might have some fun with HPs custom firmware that will only let some drives work....

    Best bet is to either by direct from HP (you may find something on the HP renew site for a reasonable price) or buy a drive as close as possible to the one you have already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    Just had a HP 1TB HDD die in one of the servers... Never bought server disks before anything i should be looking for when buying replacements?

    Seagate ES2. 1TB 7200rpm sata.
    HP MODEL - GB1000EAFJL

    Any pointers would be grateful!
    Is that in the MS20/60 in the backup room? its the slot rather then the disk. its like the 3rd that slot has eaten.

    EDIT: ask damian i bought the originals from him

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    James just said replace the disk

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    James just said replace the disk
    Its the slot in the machine - i would just redo the array and ignore that drive. It will only eat another disk. it would just be another 200 quid down the drain!

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    200? he bought a spare as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdench View Post
    200? he bought a spare as well
    They where like 175 i think well just goes to show james wastes money!!

    And your not even using it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Its the slot in the machine - i would just redo the array and ignore that drive. It will only eat another disk. it would just be another 200 quid down the drain!
    Replace the backplane, have done that a few times for dl380 g3 boxes that had messy backplanes after five or so years, its just a sas/sata or in my case scsi bridge. A second hand one cost less than $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Replace the backplane, have done that a few times for dl380 g3 boxes that had messy backplanes after five or so years, its just a sas/sata or in my case scsi bridge. A second hand one cost less than $100.
    Its a 5 year old MSA20 that isn't doing anything/wasn't doing anything when i left bar wasting electricity!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Its a 5 year old MSA20 that isn't doing anything/wasn't doing anything when i left bar wasting electricity!
    Why are they still buying drives for it then?

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    Coz..... its the NM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Why are they still buying drives for it then?
    Because I left and being the only one who knows how there system works bar paperwork and a 16 year old student who isn't there this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Because I left and being the only one who knows how there system works bar paperwork and a 16 year old student who isn't there this week.
    Eeeeeeeeepppppp, makes more sense though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Eeeeeeeeepppppp, makes more sense though.
    Yup - the NM doesn't know what it does so thinks replace it so it doesn't break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Yup - the NM doesn't know what it does so thinks replace it so it doesn't break.
    Post it note with 'space heater' scribbled on it?

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