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We have at work a Powerdge with two SAS drivers in a RAID1 configuration, it's been like this since way before I started but today we started getting disk access errors on the console so I took a look. The Dell configuration tools show that the RAID is degraded, when I attempt to run the consistency check it fails immediately.

How I get the consistency check to run/how do I repair the data consistency?

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Why are you sure you can? Software usually won't fix a hardware fault. – HopelessN00b Aug 24 '12 at 0:18
I wasn't, that's why I asking. If it was a hardware fault a simple answer of 'it's most probably hardware, replace the discs' would work. – Nicholas Smith Aug 24 '12 at 8:44
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IF the server is under warranty just replace the drive. you can never be to careful when it comes to your data.

Don't want to risk losing your other drive cause then your just plain out of luck!

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It's outside of warranty, I'll get some new drives ordered. Thanks for your answer. – Nicholas Smith Aug 24 '12 at 8:44

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