I was out of town last week visiting Colorado Springs. Towards the end of my trip, I got the alarming email alert that a drive in my RAID array was dead.
I use RAID10 for my main array since I use mainly consumer drives, and the risk with parity raid is too high to risk using them.
I ordered a replacement drive (WD Red) so that I could swap when I got home. Everything went fine.
Here’s what I replaced. Not a bad lifespan for 24×7 usage. Here’s hoping I get similar life from my RED drive. And that my 3 other Hitachi drives don’t die en masse.