Recently, 1 out 4 disks in my RAID 5 array failed. I searched for a replacement part and learned that only a newer version of the hard disk is available. This "newer" version has the exact same specs as it's predecessor. When I called the customer service department to order the replacement part the tech vehemently claimed that the newer version of the HD woud most likely NOT work in the RAID array. I was surprised by this claim, I thought the newer version would most likely work.
So the question is, will the "newer" version of the HD (with the same specs as the other HDs) work in the RAID 5 array?
- Manufacturer and Model #: Dell PowerEdge 2900
- SCSI and RAID Controllers: PERC 5/i Integrated RAID Controller
- HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue
160GB Part #: WD1600JS (Newer
Version Part #: WD1600AAJS)