Question Lenovo ix2-NG NAS issue

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Lenovo ix2-NG NAS, set up as a RAID 1 NAS, operated for years without issue.

Last week, one Seagate 2TB drive indicated degraded after periodic check, then failed after the ix2 attempted to automatically rebuild it.

Other Seagate 2TB drive is intact, just lacks its RAID 1 mirror partner.

Degraded drive rebuilt itself, then failed, and it appears ix2 box did as well - displayed solid RED LED.

Replaced the ix2 box with new, upgraded to final 4.1.408.34845 firmware.

Now, the intact drive shows operational and is addressable when in the box alone, but RAID 1 still shows degraded (expected, since only one of mirrored drives present).

When installing a known compatible, new, bare, Seagate 2TB drive, the ix2 boots, but only to a solid WHITE LED.

Drive is not addressable via LenovoEMC Storage Manager or Network inquiry, although a network inquiry shows it as 192.168.1.184 and "ix2-NG.fios-router-home"

Two other ix2 devices on the network show their IPs and names “ix2-dl" and "ix2-dl2", so there is a resolution difference, despite the ix2-NG booting and DHCP to the correct private IP.

Any ideas on how to rebuild and restore this ix2-NG RAID 1 drive?

Thanks.
 
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Further to this report, when the remaining good drive is loaded, alone, in either bay, the ix2-NG boots, gets IP, and is manageable, but displays the expected FLASHING RED and BLUE LEDs.

When the original failed drive or a replacement bare drive are loaded into the second bay, the ix2-NG partially boots to a SOLID WHITE LED, and does not get complete routable IP from DHCP.

When the original failed drive is loaded individually, the ix2-NG partially boots to a SOLID WHITE and SOLID BLUE LEDs, then to FLASHING RED and FLASHING BLUE LEDs as the drive attempts to correct, and does not get complete routable IP from DHCP.
 

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