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There was a huge change between G7 and Gen8 when it comes to 2.5" disk caddies - they simply won't fix into each other. To be fair the Gen8/9 caddies offer a lot of additional functionality that the G7 version couldn't but it was rather a testing time for a lot of organisations who had become used to generation-to-generation interoperability. So to confirm, ...


The bare disks are compatible. Assuming you speaking of regular 2.5" SAS disks. However, drives for G7 servers are cheap. Buy some from eBay and you won't have to deal with the caddy swap or any other unnecessary changes.


You should have done a copy-paste instead of a screenshot :) Here's what it looks like: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT sda 8:0 0 1.8T O disk |-sda1 8:1 0 1004.5K O part |-sda2 8:2 0 19.5G O part / |-sda3 8:3 0 1.8T O part /home \-sda4 8:4 0 15.6G O part [SWAP] sdb 8:16 0 1.8T O disk You'...


No. Since the drive is damaged, it has bad sectors and all I/O operations fail on those bad sectors. chkdsk can only repair logical filesystem issues, not physical issues.


I have quite a few Dell SAN and certified as a Dell Technician, not the same brand as you, but the firmware used make a big difference on the SAN. How? An example, I know that some firmware will allow the SAN to quickly snapshot the disk to a another disk in case a fail will happen, to save a lot of rebuild time.. this is only one feature I talk about, but ...


If you did this sudo dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdc1 and your data really was on sda1 then your data should still be safe on sda1. Anything else and all bets are off.

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