I have a HP ProLiant web server with two HP 300GB SAS SFF 2.5 inch drives (Model:
HP 507127-B21). Both drives have a solid red light, however there is no indication within the management software that either are in a pre-failure state. Also one of these drives was only replaced approximate 3-4 months ago.
Could these lights indicate anything else other than an impending drive failure? Perhaps a firmware update or some warning further downstream relating to the health of the RAID controller? I've looked at the HP documentation here, but a steady amber or red light is said to indicate a failed drive.
There's nothing critical on the server but I'd like to resolve this if I can.
Here's a screenshot from the HP Array Configuration Utility.
Here's a picture of the drives with the illuminated warning lights. The lights may be amber, it's hard to say from the picture I was given.
UPDATE 30th June
I have discovered that HP have issued a Customer Advisory on a known fault for this precise drive. I am running the diagnostic software issued by HP to confirm for sure.
UPDATE 5th August
OK I had to wait some time before I could power down the machine. Having completely rebooted the machine from a cold start the warning lights persist. Still no indication anything is wrong on the Array Config Utility and no warnings or prompts on boot up. In a couple of weeks I'll be retiring the machine so it can live out the rest of it's life doing non-critical stuff until it finally croaks.