[SunHELP] Will non-Sun disks work in ZFS appliance?

Alan McKay alan.mckay+sun at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 07:52:11 CST 2012

Just to report back on this ... I finally got around to trying it
yesterday and it is killing my ZFS appliance.  Not sure whether this
is related to the non-sun disk or not because it is the first time I
am replacing a disk, but the manual says it should be able to resilver
with minimal end user impact.  I'm getting some pretty long stretches
of next to no response from my filesystems and it is just killing my
cluster.   The manual also says it is safe to cancel the operation but
I get error messages when I try to do that.

Not impressed with Sun at this point and this will probably be my last
Sun purchase ...

On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Alan McKay <alan.mckay+sun at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey folks,
> I have a ZFS 7120 that is out of service agreement and darn those
> disks are expensive!  $2K for a 3T drive that will act as a 2T (2T no
> longer available).
> I know Sun puts its own BIOS on the drives but I hope that does not
> mean it will prevent me from using a generic drive.
> Can I just pick up the equivalent SAS drive from Seagate (or other) and use it?
> A 2T Seagate SAS drive is $282!!!
> thanks,
> -Alan

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