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Bad drive in RAID array

By Rudd4Prez
Feb 18, 2013
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  1. My in-laws have an older Dell desktop PC running XP and recently are getting a message telling them that one of the drivers in the raid array is bad. It looks like there are 2 drives '0' and '1' and the #1 is the bad drive. They are both the stock 250GB WD hard drives that came with the machine. Do I need to replace it with the exact same drive or will any SATA 250GB work? Let me know if more info is needed. Thanks
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    Check the specs of the failed hd (ie make/model) online to verify *IF* yours is hot pluggable - - you should match the specs
    of the failed device.
     
  3. Rudd4Prez

    Rudd4Prez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The drive is hot swappable
     
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +585

    IMO then any 250gb SATA will do
     
  5. Rudd4Prez

    Rudd4Prez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks
     

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