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Old 01-22-2007, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Identifying a Faulty Hard Drive in a Software RAID 5

I got a SBS 2003 server that is using a software RAID 5.

I have been getting various messages from Windows SBS 2003 that some of my data is corrupted and can not longer be read / accessed.

Therefore I am under the conclusion that one of the 4 drives in my RAID 5 is growing bad sectors.

How do I got about identifying which physical drive is as fault as I would need to send it off for RMA.

I have tryied SBS2k3 check disk untility, and appart from taking about 8 hours to scan the drives, and fixing any errors, it really does not tell me with physical drive is at fault.

The drive is a Seagate SATA II 320 Gb Harddrive.
Is it possible for me to use Seatools to inspect the physical drive with out loosing my data?

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