Confirm this! i also can't find any flags that reports about active encryption!
Also this HDD's perfectly can reformatted with any bytes per sector - 512, 520, 528 - look like drive is not read only mode.
WCE mean "Write Cache Enable" i don't think that it's a problem in this case.
But about microcode update: - i download firmware update packacke from DELL, named SAS-Drive_Firmware_5WJWP_LN_A440_A05.BIN
manually extract it with option --extract and run these command
./sasdupie -u -d -p...
I have similar HUC106060css60 disks with different revisions.
and i try all options to format this . but no result anyway.
every drive formatted without errors, but i cannot create partition on it.
sg_readcap gives prot_en=0, p_type=0, p_i_exponent=0,
also all drives doesn't have...
look like this disk (HUC106060css60 and similar) not support SED and therefore it can be formatted ordinary SAS controller in IT mode.
I tried any wariations sg_format with --six --fmtinfo=0,1,2, 3 options and differential block sizes - 512, 520 , and 528 sec.
any kind of format...