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A PC case with indicator lights for faulty drives


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Hi guys, it's a nice community you've got here. :)

 

I'll be upgrading from WHS v1 to Windows Server 2012 in a few months and I'm thinking about getting a new case at the same time. 2012 has a feature which let the case display a light next to a faulty drive, but have you seen any cases where this is possible?

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I am sure there are some coming but have not seen any yet since that will driven by storage spaces which is not very popular yet. As jmwills stated you will have to use an add-in or if you plan of using raid, most raid cards tell you exactly which drive is failing.

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I am sure there are some coming but have not seen any yet since that will driven by storage spaces which is not very popular yet. As jmwills stated you will have to use an add-in or if you plan of using raid, most raid cards tell you exactly which drive is failing.

 

Just another reason to use a hardware RAID card.

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Yeah, i may have to rethink this... I found some information here:

Q) How will I know when a physical disk fails? How do I replace a failed disk?

 

If the physical disk is contained within an enclosure that supports the SCSI Enclosure Services protocol, we will activate a red LED (if present) next to the failed physical disk.

 

Googling SCSI Enclosure Services gives me a Wikipedia page but not much more.

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