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  • OS: Windows 8 Pro x64
    Resiliency: Parity
    5 Drives (WD 3TB x 3, WD 750GB, WD 500GB)
    Using 6.67TB of 8.86TB pool capacity

    Today I arrived home to find that there was an issue with one of the drives in my Storage Spaces pool. The disk displayed the error 'Warning stale, enable pool'.

    After rebooting the workstation the disk is now displaying the error message 'Warning Disconnected; reconnect drive'.

    The drive is spinning up and appears in the 'Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media' menu in the taskbar. The LED on the drive is also flashing as though data is being read/written from/to it.

    Am I able to simply format the drive and add it back to the pool?
    Will this rebuild the data using the parity from the other drives?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

    Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:48 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    For your two questions:

    Am I able to simply format the drive and add it back to the pool?  Yes, we can format the drive and readd it to the pool
    Will this rebuild the data using the parity from the other drives? Yes, the data will come back.


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    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:46 AM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:46 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    For your two questions:

    Am I able to simply format the drive and add it back to the pool?  Yes, we can format the drive and readd it to the pool
    Will this rebuild the data using the parity from the other drives? Yes, the data will come back.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Marked as answer by Nicholas Li Wednesday, February 27, 2013 5:46 AM
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:46 AM
  • I'm getting this error too.

    Does this error indicate there is a problem with the physical drive? Should I replace the hard drive itself?

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:36 PM