[rescue] Thumpers?

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Mon Jun 18 11:03:14 CDT 2018

Hi All

On 18 Jun 2018, at 16:56, Doug McIntyre <merlyn at geeks.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 03:38:44PM +0100, Jonathan Katz wrote:
>> I've always wanted one of these and to load it with SSDs. That's still a
>> few lotto tickets off. It would be a fun FreeNAS box and an awesome home
>> high-end SAN with a 10Gb ethernet card for iSCSI :D
>> I remember someone saying that the drives that go into these needed
>> firmware. Is that true?
> I don't think so, I'm pretty sure I repaired the one I had with normal
> disks with zero issues.

>From memory did these boxes come from a company who Sun bought originally?
Even so it would be most unusual for a Sun box to require specific firmware,
though as in SCSI disks etc, it may be the case that 'specific' firmware is
used to give a uniform capacity over various manufacturers such as with the
SCSI drives etc. This would be especially the case for boxes like Thumper
where the main function is to RAID them.


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