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Missing drive from pool

edited August 2012 in DrivePool
My server sent me a message last night while I slept that I had a drive overheating.  Then this morning I also got a message that the backup was not complete.  When I checked it out the backup ran for all drives except one that is in the drivepool.  I also found that that drive was missing from the drivepool and it was the same drive that overheated.  We are experiencing high temps (who isn't) and I have a fan on the drives I have.  The drive temps range from 41C to the problem one of 53C.  The older drives are the warmer.  These are external USB drives.  I unplugged the USB cable and replugged it but this did nothing.  I then removed power from the drive and repowered it.  It spun up and proceeded to go through a process of duplicating.

My question is this, was this the right thing to do and will it harm data or my drivepool?


  • edited August 2012 Member
    I'd suggest replacing that drive, and look at ways to get the drives cooler.  Heat is the #1 enemy of hard drives.

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