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  • Wed, Mar 20 2024 4:47 PM

    • Rory T
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    NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Hello,

    We have a dead SSD in one of our NEXIS Pros.  What would need to happen to the SSDs in a "spare parts" NEXIS for them to become viable to use as spares in the current in use one?  

    Any advice is appreciated,

    Rory

     

  • Wed, Mar 20 2024 7:15 PM In reply to

    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Is the spare parts Nexis you're referring to the same 'type' as the Nexis Pro with the dead SSD?

    Don't know if the drives will have the same firmware. 

    Best to get a case going: Support - Broadcast & Video Post Support - Avid

  • Wed, Mar 20 2024 8:04 PM In reply to

    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Rory T:

    Hello,

    We have a dead SSD in one of our NEXIS Pros.  What would need to happen to the SSDs in a "spare parts" NEXIS for them to become viable to use as spares in the current in use one?  

    Any advice is appreciated,

    Rory

     

     

    Are you referring the 2 SSDs in slots 1 and 2? Those are the metadata disks. They are in mirror mode (aka RAID1). If one fails, you can pull it out and replace it with a proper replacement (aka an SSD from Avid ). It can happen while the server is in use. The rebuild is automatic once a proper disk is detected. Regular disks bought from Amazon, B&H, etc will not work. The server will reject it.

     

     

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  • Wed, Mar 20 2024 10:15 PM In reply to

    • FerddyC
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    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Hi Rory,

    Dom is correct.  The best option for you is to open a case with Avid under your support (I hope you are still under an active support contract) and then you will get a new metadata SSD drive with instructions on how to do the hot swap.

    Cheers,

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    Ferddy Calderon

    NEXIS Product Owner

    Avid

  • Thu, Mar 21 2024 2:52 PM In reply to

    • Rory T
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    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Yes, the SSD in slot 1&2.  Current in use NEXIS is not in mirror mode as disk 0 has failed.  I would of thought if I wipe the data down off the spare SSD disk and reformat it to what it needs to be (EXT2/3/4?) I could potentially hot swap it into the in use NEXIS.  

    I will contact AVID to see if they can help.  

    THank you for the replies,  Rory

     

     

  • Thu, Mar 21 2024 3:04 PM In reply to

    • FerddyC
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    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Calling Avid support is the best option.  You can't just use any spare SSD and format it.  

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    Ferddy Calderon

    NEXIS Product Owner

    Avid

  • Thu, Mar 21 2024 4:23 PM In reply to

    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    Rory T:

    Yes, the SSD in slot 1&2.  Current in use NEXIS is not in mirror mode as disk 0 has failed.  I would of thought if I wipe the data down off the spare SSD disk and reformat it to what it needs to be (EXT2/3/4?) I could potentially hot swap it into the in use NEXIS.  

    I will contact AVID to see if they can help.  

    THank you for the replies,  Rory

     

    FYI ...

     

    Nexis starts at "0" for disk labeling purposes. So Disk 0 is the first disk. Disk 1 is the second disk.

    You can't preformat the drive. It has to be completely clean or the Nexis will flag it with a "Foreign" configuration.

     

     

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  • Sat, Mar 30 2024 1:40 PM In reply to

    • Pranav
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    Re: NEXIS Pro - Replacement SSD

    To repurpose SSDs from a spare parts NEXIS for current use, they would need to be properly formatted and initialized to match the configuration of the current system. Additionally, any necessary firmware updates should be applied for compatibility. Insta pro

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