Data recovery and disk repair questions and discussions related to old-fashioned SATA, SAS, SCSI, IDE, MFM hard drives - any type of storage device that has moving parts
April 11th, 2018, 9:51
I was tasked to look to get our storage to work.
In a Dell R720, I have two different brands of drives.
One has a custom IBM firmware and the other has a custom NetApp firmware.
Does anyone have the manufacturer firmware for the following models:
Hitachi HUC109060CSS600 (600GB SAS)
Toshiba AL13SEB600 (600GB SAS)
Thank you in advance!
April 11th, 2018, 10:10
What are the issues with the drives, why do you need firmware and what tools do you have?
April 11th, 2018, 10:46
In short, my RAID controller is blocking the the use of the drives and I am thinking it's due to the custom firmware on the drives themselves.
I am looking to re-flash the firmware on the drives to see if that will work.
I do not have much for tools.
Thank you for your quick reply ddrecovery.
April 11th, 2018, 11:47
I presume you are building a new RAID as opposed to recovering data?
Here is a post about the Hitachi NetApp drive.
If you are setting up a new RAID, I would recommend buying 2 new drives. And stay away from a RAID 0 setup unless you have a good backup.
April 11th, 2018, 13:28
This is something we are using as our lab environment, not production. I have read a bunch of articles that are mentioning the challenge could be regarding the sector size and am going to try to flash a total of 4 drives out of the 16 to see if they can be setup in two RAID1s.
I am looking for the firmware for the two model hard drives is all.
Thank you for your feedback.
April 12th, 2018, 11:29
That could be it - thank you for the article. I am unable to view the drives when I run sg_scan -i, but that is a different challenge. Using the megasasctl, I am able to view the drives, storage, etc. I will post an update as soon as I am able to test with a different controller.
April 13th, 2018, 13:01
Using sg_format, I am able to perform the llf and the drives are reading in the Dell Perc raid controller now.
Thank you for your guidance!
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