Re: hard- or software-raid?
This was with an Adaptec SCSI card. I'm not sure how it detected the error
(may have been SMART related), but it told me there was an error so I
swapped the drive and ran the diagnostic software over the drive. It came
back clean so I reinstalled the drive and it failed again an hour or so later.
At 21:28 24/01/2003 +0100, Russell Coker wrote:
On Fri, 24 Jan 2003 21:04, Dave Watkins wrote:
> There is perhaps one extra thing hardware RAID will give you. When it comes
> to hardware failures a Hardware RAID card will almost always detect a
> failed (or failing) drive before any software based system would. In fact
> I've seen a RAID card detect a failed drive before the HDD manufacturers
> own Disk Diagnostic software, and they were happy to replace it based on my
> RAID cards diagnosis.
How exactly does it do this?
What brand of hardware RAID controller have you seen this with? IDE or SCSI?
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