[rescue] E450 wiping as we speak...

Mike Hebel nimitz at nimitzbrood.com
Tue Feb 21 19:45:22 CST 2006

If I'm going to do them one by one I'll probably just plug them into 
the 711 box I have that already runs an internal SCA.

It occurs to me after posting though that I'd have to do the rack one 
"half" at a time if I can connect directly to it.  I'll just have to 
wait until I get it home.

Failing anything I _know_ I can down my Netra 150 and plug all 10 
drives into that box and a laptop into the bus because that box is the 
one that you connect the internal JBOD to the bus via an external 


On Feb 21, 2006, at 7:36 PM, Bryan Gurney wrote:

> I don't know about connecting a whole bus to the laptop, but you could
> connect each drive to the laptop and wipe it with DBAN this way.  It
> ultimately comes down to whether you have the SCA 80 to 68-pin HD
> connector converter.  This converter is a circuit board with a 68-pin 
> HD
> SCSI connector and a 4-pin Molex power on one side, and an SCA 80 male
> connector on the other.  Just connect the drive to the converter, and 
> the
> laptop to the other side of the converter.
> On Tue, 21 Feb 2006 14:48:38 -0500, Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com>
> wrote:
>> Heisenberg's cat coughed up a hairball from... Mike Hebel
>>> I've decided that dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/dsk/md/d10 is enough for 
>>> now.
>>> I'll wipe each drive more securely when I get it home later in the 
>>> week.
>>> Thanks for all the suggestions!
>> *DING!* (Lightbulb goes on.)
>> It's been years since I looked inside but couldn't I just unplug the 
>> scsi
>> bus and plug it into a laptop with SCSI that will boot DBAN?  Then
>> securely wipe all the drives at once?  Will the E450 bus cables reach
>> that
>> far?  Hmm...
>> Mike
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