I was successful with 21 of the drives (there was a batch of 24 drives that I bought), just like you said. Booted in raid controller and did secure erase.
though these last 3 drives, I think something else was done to them by the previous owner cause they are not recognized when I boot in the...
I have installed the WD Software utility under windows 10 but it doesn't see the drive
I am attaching screen shots of windows 10 utility to format that says access denied.
In centos 8 when I do sg_format --format it says "data protected"
I bought a lot of 24 x HGST sas3 ssds from someone local. He initially told me that they are formatted in the wrong sector size and he couldn't figure out how to reformat them.
Model: HUSMR1619ASS231link to drive
After some trials, I figured out that the drives were actually encrypted...
New to posting on this forum though I've been reading on it before.
I have an R730xd 12 front bay server and wanted to install FREENAS on it. Server came with H730 card and was recommended by FreeNas forum to get a true HBA card so I purchased a H330 mini flashed to it mode on ebay...