ecosse, thanks for telling us about your experience. I went ahead and tried it but still no success.
This is what I got:
First, my "SAS" SSD to be formatted. (Not sure if this device can actually receive SCSI commands.)
SCSI ID : 1
LUN : 0
Connected to: Host1 / Channel0...
Thanks for that but it didn't work. It seems these EMC SSD drives (Model: MZ - 3S92000/0C3, F/W VCC16C3Q) are hopelessly locked. I would imagine they can only be used with 520 block size software as mentioned above and that the firmware will not be compatible with a 512 block size format.
There is a command in the sg3-utils website, "sg_emc_trespass", that nobody has mentioned here.
It's not included in the Windows executables (or at least I didn't see it). Anybody know if this command could help in any way to format these EMC SATA SSDs?
Just wanted to get back with some feedback. There was no change after connecting one single SATA SSD to the first SCSI port of my RAID controller in IT mode. I modified an original Dell PERC H310 RAID card into IT mode. I used the CentOS 6.10 Live DVD (USB actually, burned ISO image to USB using...
I, too, bought those cheap EMC (Samsung, Model: MZ - 3S92000/0C3, EMC P/N: 118032714 REV A02) SATA SSDs mistakenly thinking they were SAS drives. I have now started my "journey" to see if I can reformat them to 512 bps.
I recall reading in my old IBM Intellistation 9228 manual or my...