I have a new PowerEdge T320:
- Intel Xeon E5-1410 @ 2.8 GHz
- Windows Server 2008 r2 configured as Domain Controller
- Dell PERC S110 Software Raid
- 4x 7200 rpm 1TB drives configured in Raid5
I have determined that I have a faulty drive (for more details, see this other post). I'm not sure which drive it is, so I would like to shutdown my server, pull a drive out, test the drive with a usb to sata connector, and slide back in. However, I do not under any circumstances want to rebuild a good drive.
So, if the server is completely powered off, will the raid controller (note: mine is a software raid) recognize that the drive has been pulled and try to rebuild it on restart? Or, can I pull each one and test them, then put them all back in and boot normally?
Alternatively, is their a bootable utility that will give me hdtune style read/write tests?