All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 9:51 
Offline

Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:20
Posts: 18
Location: Connecticut, United States
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!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 10:10 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: June 11th, 2013, 17:01
Posts: 1048
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
What are the issues with the drives, why do you need firmware and what tools do you have?

_________________
HDD, SSD, Flash and RAID Data Recovery


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 10:46 
Offline

Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:20
Posts: 18
Location: Connecticut, United States
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 11:47 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: June 11th, 2013, 17:01
Posts: 1048
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
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.

_________________
HDD, SSD, Flash and RAID Data Recovery


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 13:28 
Offline

Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:20
Posts: 18
Location: Connecticut, United States
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 11th, 2018, 14:42 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: September 8th, 2009, 18:21
Posts: 11032
Location: Australia
It could be that Dell expects a different sector size:
http://forum.hddguru.com/viewtopic.php?t=36516&p=256616#p256616

_________________
A backup a day keeps DR away.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 12th, 2018, 11:29 
Offline

Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:20
Posts: 18
Location: Connecticut, United States
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Need firmware for 2 specific drives
PostPosted: April 13th, 2018, 13:01 
Offline

Joined: March 25th, 2011, 10:20
Posts: 18
Location: Connecticut, United States
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!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 8 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group