|Hello: One of the drives in my raid 5 array has failed and I am replacing it with a new drive. There are three drives total and I'm replacing the one in slot #1 of the carriage. Each drive is the same Seagate 500GB. The controller is a Promise FastTrak TX4310 with four sata ports and the carriage has four slots with the 4th being empty. Some questions:|
1) Does the new drive need to be formatted?
2) The raid bios says "rebuilding" but I don't think it's doing anything? The only light lit on the three hard drives in the new one in slot 1. How long should 100GB take to rebuild?
3) I may have plugged the sata cables in wrong. I unconnected all of them from the carriage and am not sure I put them back the same. Does it matter or does the controller know what to do? The controller ports are numbered 1, 2, 3, 4. The ports on the carriage are numbered 0, 1, 2, 3. Should I put controller #1 to carriage #0, then #2 to #1, and so forth?