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Michaelmore, If the new drive is SATA 3.0 7200RPM then it should work. However if your goal is to configure Raid 1 then please plan on backing up your data before doing so (especially if this is an Production environment). I'm not sure how picky the controller is but there is always that risk of compatibility with a drive that is not "officially" supported ...


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Looking at the Installation and troubleshooting manual, flashing amber lights tend to indicate hardware failure. PSU/Mobo/Disk - http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/poweredge-1850/manuals Since you've tried a separate power supply, I'd check the blinking patters against that manual it may have insight. It may sound stupid too, ...


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Maybe the Video-Adapter was disabled in BIOS? Sometimes people disable the onboard video after setting up ssh and/or use COM instead because you don't want to carry a monitor+keyboard to your server room when you got a laptop (only few servers allow disabling of the primary video if there is no secondary present, though). Try the following to reset BIOS to ...


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Normally you'd use your hardware warranty to exchange failed and pre-failed disks. This can come in the form of the server chassis warranty (HP/Dell, etc.) or even just the manufacturer's warranty.


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I do reimaging of laptops at work quite often. It looks to me like that would be your best option. Using a harddrive connected over USB3 und a bootable USB stick it takes around 8-12 minutes to completely write an existing image to a laptops harddrive (my experience, at least). You can avoid buying additional switches and overloading your networks update ...


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Yes, this is documented on Wikipedia. Some advanced disk-drive commands, such as Native Command Queuing (which may increase performance), Secure Erase (which allows all data on the drive to be securely erased) and S.M.A.R.T. (accessing indicators of drive reliability) exist as extensions to low-level hard-drive command sets such as SCSI, SATA, or PATA. ...


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If you cannot identify drives with LED's try to get the serial number of the broken drive or in bad case the serial numbers of the sane drives. They are also printed on the drive it self. A) If you can and want to boot: A1) Linux Terminal (assuming 1 is your controller number): check drives with: # arcconf GETLOGS 1 DEVICE tabular|less find dead drives ...


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I had to upgrade to kernel 3.X.X where ext4 works just fine ;)



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