At the moment my office server is using Adaptec 5405 RAID
with 2xSAS drives (2 x Seagate ST3300656SS 300GB
It's been running 24x7 for the past 6 months since I bought them.
Now, the thing is, 1 of them is failing and I need to contact the supplier to get replacement (as still under 5 years warranty).
Because this is SAS drive, I can't as easy as connect to my home pc (as normal home pc only comes with SATA and IDE connectors) to check whether the drive is really corrupted / broken OR just the RAID hardware issue (ie: need firmware upgrade, etc).
Now, from your experience, can you please tell me whether:
1. the 'corrupted' drive should be 'securely erased'?
2. or just trust the RAID hardware which saying it's already corrupted/broken and won't be able to revive it?
as I don't want to return the hardware before ensure that data inside the drive securely erased...
Ps: from the Adaptec tool, I can do 'secure erase' to a specific drive, but because the hardware is broken/corrupted/offline, obviously I can't 'erase' them, if you know what I mean...
Thanks in advance