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07-02-2011, 12:06
I have two 500 gig harddrives in a Raid One mirror.

The drive in port 0 has failed.

I have a replacement drive, but dont know which one is bad.

Anyone have any ideas which drive I should try first?

Could Port 0 be the upper drive or not?

Thanks in advance for any help.

07-02-2011, 13:36
the documentation for the hardware you are using will tell you which is port0.

which, leads to the question, what hardware make/model are you using?

07-02-2011, 13:51
The sata ports are typically labeled on the board, or card if thats what you have. Even if they are not if it truly is a hard drive failure you can unlpug one drive and attempt to boot. If it fails plug the other in and try to boot. Raid 1 will boot as a degraded array with a single drive.

07-02-2011, 13:52
Thanks, the Matrix console gave me the serial number of the bad drive.

How cool.

07-02-2011, 15:12
Once you replace the bad drive, do not for any reason, interrupt the process that follows. :) In other words, if it is storming outside and the power might go out, wait.

Once the RAID repairs itself, it should let you know.