To perform a disk hot-plug procedure, you must know the physical or logical device name for the drive that you want to install or remove. If your system encounters a disk error, often you can find messages about failing or failed disks in the system console. This information is also logged in the /var/adm/messages files.
These error messages typically refer to a failed hard drive by its physical device name (such as /devices/pci@1f,700000/scsi@2/sd@1,0) or by its logical device name (such as c1t1d0). In addition, some applications might report a disk slot number (0 through 3).