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BYPASSED DRIVE Recovery Failure in storage array


Article ID: 255055


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With either a Dell MD3860 or a NetApp external storage array, you may see an error about a drive being bypassed.

BYPASSED_DRIVE-Recovery Failure Type Code: 64



A drive or drive port has been bypassed. This problem can occur for the following reasons:

  • The ESM is defective
  • The drive is defective
  • The drive is not appropriate for the drive tray
  • The drive is not the correct technology type
  • The drive is not able to operate at the drive channel link speed
  • An interposer is defective


95% of the time, the issue can be resolved by replacing the hard drive.  Open a case with technical support to get the drive replaced.