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Drive is reporting that it will probably die

edited November 2012 in DrivePool
My SMART utility is saying that a drive "might" die.  (Due to an excessive amount of "pending bad sectors").  I'd like to run the Western Digital Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Utility before I possibly remove the drive and send it in under warranty.  Can I just run it on the server to test the drive, or is that a bad idea?  I've installed it, and when I run it it tells me to "close any open files or processes on the drive or data loss can result" - can I go ahead, or will this screw up the pool?  Any thoughts?

I don't have enough room to move all the data off the drive right now, or I would.

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  • edited November 2012 Resident Guru
    It might be an idea to stop the DrivePool service (Start, Administrative Tools, Services) before running the utility. The pool will become inaccessible until you start the service again.
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