[rescue] Can a drive from an EMC be used an a SunBlade

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Thu Nov 12 22:52:49 CST 2009

As a word of warning.... beware FC drives that say '12V only' (as does the
one I have).  Not sure if the V at the end of the Seagate # indicates 
the 12V
only, or not... so I can't say all ST3146807FCV will not work in Sun... but
the story on these is that EMC had the drive 'reworked' to run 12V only
instead of the usual 5/12V.  It has a big '12V Only' on it.

 From my internet searches... (number one search response is sites selling
these), they would appear to work in nothing other than the system they
were intended to go in.

Well... thankfully it was only  $23.00 + $8.00 ship....

Anyone have any 144G or larger FC drives they care to part with ?

-- Curt

Jonathan Sturges wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 23:58:50 -0800 (PST)
>> From: stephen price 
>> To: The Rescue List 
>> Subject: Re: [rescue] Can a drive from an EMC be used an a SunBlade
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>> Usually all you have to do is change the sector size of the disk from 520 (emc
>> proprietary) to 512 (normal) & reformat.
>> sformat (schilly tools) or scu (scsi
>> command utility) normally work just fine.....
>> I also read somewhere long ago
>> that format -e & then rewrite the label as SMI works too - but I've never
>> tried that.
>> I've also done it with a pc and it works there also.
>> regards
>> steve
> I should've Googled before I mailed previously, because I easily found the 'scu' home page.
> Another tool that is useful for this kind of low-level manipulation is Bart's SCSITOOL (http://www.nu2.nu/scsitool/), whose only downside is that it's for DOS!  But it should work with any HBA having DOS ASPI drivers, IIRC.
> -Jonathan
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