[rescue] Enterprise 3000/3500 and StorEdge A5000 rescue

Brian Deloria bdeloria at gmail.com
Fri Sep 24 13:46:58 CDT 2010

On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 1:43 PM, Mr Ian Primus <ian_primus at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- On Fri, 9/24/10, Brian Deloria <bdeloria at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Know if you can put 300GB or 400GB's into an A5(0-2)00
> > array?
> I've never tried, but if you wish to send me some, I'll be more than happy
> to plug them in and give it a go :)
> I would expect them to work just fine - the A5000's are pretty simple
> interfaces, and don't do any sort of onboard RAID mapping - they just
> present the pile of connected disks to the host machine. I've even had fun
> with the usual stupid-FC-tricks such as instructing disks to reformat
> themselves from the oddball 520 bytes/sector to 512 byte sectors.
> Every (functional) disk I've put into an A5000 has worked just fine.
I only used the 9GB standard ones in years past.  Formatting went fine under
SuSe years ago, about the only hitch was I think on one of the A5200's which
has 22 disks that when you plugged the second controller up it ran out of
/dev devices about half way through.

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