do i need to take a faulty drive offline before swapping out for a new hard drive in a raid 5 configuration
using dells open manager and it tells me one drive is about to go pop so do i take it offline trough open manager or do i just rip it out and put a new one in.
never had hot swap drives before i have always powered down the servers
production server and need to keep it online if possible
BTW these are hot swap drives