[rescue] SGI ST19171FC disks in a Sun Enterprise Network Array?

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Thu Aug 4 13:02:49 CDT 2005

On Thu, 4 Aug 2005, Daniel Leeds wrote:

> what model/make of sgi array?  if its one of the rebadged clariion/emc
> models it's using that 520 byte sector size.  im rusty but i believe
> the basic sun arrays use the standard 512.  this is usually one of the
> first gotchas.  ive always reformatted them with something like the
> adaptec utilities by slapping an adaptec card and drives into a pc.
> sgis low level formatting utils (fx) dont work too well and the pc
> formatting was always easy.

The Solaris format command will do this quite easily, as well.  If you
select a disk with a 520-byte block format in the format utility, it'll
walk you through reformatting the disk.

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