PERC H700 RAID 5, 3 disks, 1 Reporting failed and 1 predictive failure


I have a PowerEdge T410 with a PERC H700, RAID 5 with 3 disks.  The controller reported a failed drive so I replaced the week last with a drive of new/refurbished.  Now only 1 week later it reported another drive has failed and the drive replaced as predictive failure.  Looks suspicious, i.e. I am doubting the controller card.

I think updating the firmware of the controller first, but not sure if I should replace the faulty drive first, i.e. If updating the firmware could cause table failure.

Also, if I install OpenManage on a virtual machine (host is ESXi 4.1), OM sees the controller?

Thank you!

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