3 Replies Latest reply on May 28, 2010 11:16 AM by edwardzh

    No defect spare location available

    arvidasn

      Intel(R) RAID Controller SRCSAS18E

      Please help me to understand the meaning of controller information message (content enclosed).

      Does it mean that Disk Drive is faulty and need to be replaced or does it mean that everything is fine.

      Thx

      Arvidas

       

      ID = 78
      SEQUENCE NUMBER = 114140
      TIME = 24-05-2010 01:18:20
      LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID:  0   Unexpected sense:   PD       =   Ports 0-3:1:3 - No defect spare location available,   CDB   =    0x2f  0x00  0x07  0x88  0xb0  0x00  0x00  0x10  0x00  0x00     ,   Sense   =    0xf0  0x00  0x04  0x07  0x88  0xb4  0x80  0x0a  0x00  0x00  0x00  0x00  0x32  0x00  0x9d  0x80  0x00  0x97

       

      ID = 77
      SEQUENCE NUMBER = 114139
      TIME = 24-05-2010 01:18:18
      LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID:  0   Unexpected sense:   PD       =   Ports 0-3:1:3 - No defect spare location available,   CDB   =    0x2f  0x00  0x07  0x88  0x90  0x00  0x00  0x10  0x00  0x00     ,   Sense   =    0xf0  0x00  0x04  0x07  0x88  0x93  0xcd  0x0a  0x00  0x00  0x00  0x00  0x32  0x00  0x9d  0x80  0x00  0x97

       

      ID = 76
      SEQUENCE NUMBER = 114129
      TIME = 24-05-2010 01:08:57
      LOCALIZED MESSAGE = Controller ID:  0   Patrol Read started

        • 1. Re: No defect spare location available
          edwardzh

          Here is what I get from Google:

           

          No Defect Spare
          Location Available
          Indicates that the Reassign Block Command cannot successfully complete because allavailable spare sectors have been used. A Low-level format should be done ignoring the grown defect list and the drive retested.  If no errors occur the drive is serviceable.

          • 2. Re: No defect spare location available
            arvidasn

            Dear Edward,

            thank you for your answer, it let me understand what is happening.

             

            I can recall the story now.

            Having received the trouble beep I have launched Intel RAID Web Console and did find a "foreign configuration drive".

            Now I can assume that the controller kicked out the drive and consumed the global hotspare drive.

             

            By then I have deleted "foreign drive configuration", configured drive as independant volume, run testing and received the information messages in matter.

            Formating the disk and diskchek did not showed any problems.

            However my feeling is that it would be not a good idea to use this drive in company critical array, e.g. as hotspare drive.

             

            I would appreciate your advise:

            - if I could ignore the story above and use the disk as no critical errors are received (information message only);

            - if this is sufficient reason to claim a warranty replacement.

             

            best regards

            Arvidas

            • 3. Re: No defect spare location available
              edwardzh

              If I were you I wouldn't take the risk - after all the data on it is more important than the disk itself.