[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Michael-John Turner mj at turner.org.za
Tue Oct 2 07:50:48 CDT 2007

On Tue, Oct 02, 2007 at 07:28:37AM -0500, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> My rule of thumb is to only buy drives that were not pulled from non-Sun
> platforms, as I've never had a problem with standard drives from major
> mfg.

I think that's a fair rule. FWIW, one drive I had problems with is:
sd0 at scsibus0 target 0 lun 0: <IBM-PCCO, ST39102LC     !#, B201> disk fixed
sd0: 8678 MB, 6962 cyl, 12 head, 212 sec, 512 bytes/sect x 17774160 sectors

Works like a charm in an Alpha, gives errors when probed ("probe-scsi") in
an U1 or U2 [1]. For those who don't read model numbers, it's a 1" high IBM
firmware 10k RPM SCA Seagate Cheetah.

FWIW, I have five NetApp firmware Seagates and Fujitsus that work like a
charm in U2s and U60s. Voodoo I tell you! *shrug*

[1] http://www.nabble.com/Ultra-1E:-%22unexpected-message-in-2%22-t167401.html

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