WHS and Failing Disks

Customer calls complaining about a clicking noise on his HP Data Vault X510 WHS server. I’m guessing it’s either a bad disk or the fan. I bring the server back to the shop … and sure enough, it’s one of the disks that’s making the noise. But, how do I determine which disk???

A quick search of the Internet and the WHS Home Servert SMART add-in comes to the rescue! I installed the latest version ( and voila! it quickly identified the disk in question. This will be an add-in I will be installing on all my WHS servers!

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