A drive failed abruptly on our 2012 R2 server two nights ago, with error f4 in the OMSA log. I replaced it with an identical Dell drive yesterday - same part number, same specs, etc. The disk shows Spun Up and Ready, but it is not rebuilding. We're using RAID 1.
Today, I've tried two different brand new drives with the same results. Two of the 3 virtual disks are showing as Degraded and I can't get anywhere with them either. Rebooting did nothing.
if I attempt to Replace Member Disk for Virtual Disk 1, it says "storage management only displays disks that can be used as a replace member. There are currently no disks that are available, large enough, or of the correct type to be used as a replace member for this virtual disk."
I suggest that you check the part numbers on your existing and new disks again. Everything is stating that the new disks are not the same as the old disks.
Dell EMC, Enterprise Engineer
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I have done that several times. We ordered 4 identical spare drives and I've already used one out of the batch - it has been working great for several months. Any other ideas?