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In a RAID 1 that is going bad what does the status's "Current" and "dropped" mean?

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As Steven and David has already mentioned, you have not provided enough information for anyone to be able to help you.

I'd suggest that you read Eric Raymond's essay How To Ask Questions The Smart Way and then edit your question to provide more detail.

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You'll need to provide a lot more detail. What controller? What OS? What tool? What context?

Generally I'd say dropped would mean a bad drive (failed, faulty, etc), if its listed beside a drive.

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You will need to give more details (OS, hardware RAID controller or software? which controller/software?, how are you reading these status?, can you give a fuller readout instead of just those two words?, ...) to get a genuinely useful answer.

If I were to hazard a guess, I would say that "dropped" indicates a drive that the controller/software has determined is bad and has been dropped from the array and needs replacing.

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