Why is the Hard Drive Light-Bar Red?

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Originally posted on the HP EX48x Support Pages [1]

A red light-bar Redbar.gif indicates the following:

  • That a hard drive has failed and must be replaced.

Additionally, the connected computers show the following:

  • The drive was removed from the drive bay before removing it from total storage. See Removing a hard drive in the Windows Home Server Console Help.
  • Red icon Whsred.gif on the task tray.
  • Red indicator Whshealth.gif on the Windows Home Server Console Network Health tab.


  1. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01586236&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3855979&rule=21482&lang=en