OS drive failing...how to replace drive RRS feed

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  • SMART reporting says the hard drive where my OS is located is failing.  WHS v1 says the drive is healthy.  Crystal Drive Info say ID 5-Reallocated sectors count is bad Current=1, Worst=1, Threshold=5.  I have run chkdsk which repaired a ton of bad sectors.  System boots fine but it seems like prudence would replace the drive.

    My setup:

    3 1GB hard drives

    SATA 1 - drive C: and part of drive D:

    SATA 2 - remainder of drive d:

    SATA 3 - data backup disk

    Duplication is on.  Approx 50% of drive space on shared drives (1 & 2) is in use.  Although I can remove drive 2, I cannot remove drive 1.

    As I understand it, I simply remove the failing drive, replace it with a new drive, and if I am lucky I get the Reinstall option, then WHS rebuilds itself.

    Monday, February 4, 2013 3:07 PM

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