[SunHELP] Will non-Sun disks work in ZFS appliance?
adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Thu Oct 18 13:18:41 CDT 2012
" From: Alan McKay <alan.mckay+sun at gmail.com>
" 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!!!
it always used to be possible; afaik sun's 'bios' wasn't much more
than performance tweaks for their environment. scsi is scsi, and
anyone's drives would work if they were sun formatted first.
i don't know if things have changed in the last decade-odd. if it
still works, see format[1m].
Andrew Hay the genius nature
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adh at an.bradford.ma.us and think what none thought
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