Intel Matrix Storage Console 8.9 showed a degraded array with one disk failure. Yet it offers the option to mark the disk as ok and rebuild the array? When would it be appropriate to do this? Does it assess disk failure incorrectly? Why offer this option?
This is a test server, and I have backups, so am not terribly concerned and tried marking the disk as ok, and it rebuilt the volume without indicating a further problem. BUT is there a problem anyway?
The great responses make me wonder, what the best methods to test the disk might be. SMART tests are mentioned below. Probably I will remove the drive, rebuild with a new one.
It still seems unclear to me whether a volume can rebuild and not show errors, as appears to have happened already with this existing drive?