How long should a Raid 1 rebuild take? I’ve got a MyBook World Editon on my desk right now that had a failed drive A. Got a replacement drive from WD and installed it according to the article 1464 and followed 1496 to get the array rebuilt.
This started at 6:30pm on Saturday, Feb 6th t’s curently 10:30am Tuesday Feb 9th and the blue rings are still spinning clockwise and the drive status still shows “synchronizing”. I know the article said “5 hours no matter how much was on the drive” but we’re over 48 hours at this point.
Last night at 8pm I did power the device off by pressing and holding the button in the middle of the blue rings. I did not unplug the device. Both rings were off and I noticed that the drives spun down as well as the fan. I waited a few seconds and powered it back on with the same button. Almost immediately, the blue rings started their clockwise motion indicating the rebuild was in process.
Noticed that after a while the blue rings started rotating much more slowly than they were as well as fading in and out (sleep mode). It did this for a while then went back to the faster clockwise rotation.
This morning (approx 10 hours after power down/up from last night), I noticed that the rings were still rotating clockwise.
Will this rebuild ever finish? Called Tech support after 16 hours of the rebuild on Sunday, was told to wait it out.
Does anyone have an answer as to why this rebuild won’t finish.
NOTE: I can still access the files on all the shares so I know the data is good. The one otherthing I did notice is that if the rings do their “slow fade in and out rotation”, access to the shares is disabled until the rings speed up again.
Thanks for any and all help.