Ilsemeyer
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RE: Drive not approved for array

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Where are the Dell image written or stored? Will it help if the PCB of the bad drive gets unmounted/unscrewed and move it to the brand new exact drive model?

Seems like a logical thing to do! 

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DELL-Donald Wi
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RE: Drive not approved for array

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Hello, 

Changing out the PCB will not resolve it.  It's a custom process that MFR uses, there's no way to retrofit an OEM drive to work. 

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Don

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Khenikandza
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RE: Drive not approved for array

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Faced the same issue today.  Thanks DELL for the "nice" feature. Worked with NetApp years had no problem with that. The controller set with 2 spares. Is there a way to reduce amount of spare to get rid of the amber light? The controller is not super critical. 

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DELL-Donald Wi
DellEMC

RE: Drive not approved for array

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Hello,

 The number of spares is set by the RAID type.  RAID10 and RAID50 get two spares, R5 and R6 get one spare.  There's no way to change a two spare configuration to one spare w/o changing the RAID type.

 Regards,

Don

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badmodofinga
2 Bronze

Re: Drive not approved for array

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I found interesting results when I searched google for:
"Flash Dell Firmware into Seagate Generic Drives"  
I'm not sure if it will help as we have lots of spare drives & haven't tried it.

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