I had a disk drive on a S/3 die (some years ago). We "detected" the problem when it started screaming (and soon thereafter smoking). No hot swap, no ESA. The head had simply done a nose dive into the disk.

On the other hand, a disk on our 520 went south a couple of weeks ago. No noise, just system messages. I have no idea why the drive failed, but it was hot swapped and the users kept working during the whole process.

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James Lampert wrote:
James Lampert wrote:
Larry Bolhuis wrote:
Audible Alarm? Didn't know there was such a thing. I'm thinking it's more likely a drive crying for attention. Just leave it alone and it will go away soon. ;-)

My mistake: I put a finger on the faulty drive frame while it was beeping; the beep WAS coming from the drive (or SOMETHING on the drive frame).

Why a failed hard drive would make a sound like an oboe being slowly strangled, though . . .

And if the sound wasn't engineered specifically to be annoying, IBM couldn't have done a better job of it if they had.

At any rate, I still needed to drop down to DST in order to pull the pair out of the configuration: no way am I going to waste a spare on a mostly-empty ASP!



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