RAID5 - Maxtor Atlas 15K 36GB SCSI issues

January 31, 2012 at 06:42:31
Specs: Server 2003 Standard
Hello, our old server has RAID5 with 3 Maxtor Atlas 15K 36GB SCSI drives in it. Last week one drive died. I found another one on the net but having issues trying to replace it. It is the exact same drive and model but when I try to replace the bad drive it says the there is not enough space on the new drive. I looked at the stats and it is showing up as 34.7 GB while the two other drives show up as 35.0 GB. The only other thing I notice is the fireware version of these drives are different. The drives in the server are JNZN and the new drive I got is JNZ0. Would that be the problem? I need to get this server back up soon. I can not find any other drives out there with the same firmware level (if that is indeed the problem). Could I use a Maxtor Atlas 15K 73GB drive in it's place?


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February 4, 2012 at 08:21:42
I had a similar problem several years ago. I came across a disk utility made by samsung. That was able to fix the drive to a slightly larger size so the array could use it. I'm searching for the disk utitlity now but I cant seem to find it.

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