firmware help on branded HGST HUSMM8080 SAS-3 SSDs...

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  1. BLinux

    BLinux Well-Known Member

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    So, as I find deals here at STH, I've accumulated a bunch of these HGST HUSMM8080 SSDs:

    Code:
    $ lsscsi
    [1:0:0:0]    disk    SanDisk  Ultra Fit        1.00  /dev/sda
    [8:0:0:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdb
    [8:0:1:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdc
    [8:0:2:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdd
    [8:0:3:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sde
    [8:0:4:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdf
    [8:0:5:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdg
    [8:0:6:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdh
    [8:0:7:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdi
    [9:0:0:0]    disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdj
    [9:0:1:0]    disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdk
    [9:0:2:0]    disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdl
    [9:0:3:0]    disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdm
    [9:0:4:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdn
    [9:0:5:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdo
    [9:0:6:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdp
    [9:0:7:0]    disk    HGST     HSSC0800S5xnNMME 3P02  /dev/sdq
    [10:0:0:0]   disk    HGST     HUSMM8080ASS200  A210  /dev/sdr
    [10:0:1:0]   disk    HGST     HUSMM8080ASS200  A210  /dev/sds
    [10:0:2:0]   disk    HGST     HUSMM8080ASS200  A210  /dev/sdt
    [10:0:3:0]   disk    HGST     HUSMM8080ASS200  A210  /dev/sdu
    [10:0:4:0]   disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdv
    [10:0:5:0]   disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdw
    [10:0:6:0]   disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdx
    [10:0:7:0]   disk    HITACHI  HUSMM818 CLAR800 C118  /dev/sdy
    
    as you can see, some are plain HGST, some are HP (the HSSC0800...), and some are I don't know what (HUSMM818 CLAR800)? which say "HITACHI" instead of just HGST. anyway, they all work, but they interact differently with my backplane (Supermicro BPN-SAS-216A). The 12x HP branded ones have the activity LED off, and flicker with activity, while the HGST and "HITACHI" ones have a solid on LED, and flicker with activity. I'm thinking there's something strange about the firmware's interaction with the backplane? just a guess...

    wondering if it is possible just to flash all of them to the same firmware? hoping that would make them behave the same way with the backplane, and just make things more consistent... any pointers?
     
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  2. DRAGONKZ

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    The ones with C118 firmware will be EMC ones.
     
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  3. BLinux

    BLinux Well-Known Member

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    yeah, confirmed with the fella i bought those from and they are from a EMC Extreme IO machine. that said, is it possible to put stock HGST firmware on all of these? just so i can get consistent behavior with my backplane...
     
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  4. nthu9280

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    Dell used have Nautilus DOS / EFI for disk firmware updgrades. Not sure if they support EMC drives or if the tools require a compatible Dell Server. Even if it worked it still puts you with multiple firmware from HP and Dell. Not sure if it's possible to get Hitachi/HGST's FW and be able to update the drives with it.
     
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  5. dontwanna

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    I've got a somewhat similar problem, was just going to create my own thread, but then it's pretty much the same issue so I hope you don't mind me posting here. I've bought a few HUSMM8040ASS201 drives and they came from IBM systems. They were formatted to 520B, but sg_utils took care of that and now they're 512B. I've got them connected to onboard SAS 2008 controller (flashed to 20.00.07.00 IT, seems to be the latest firmware?). LSI BIOS lists the drives as HSRX400, revision B1F0.

    Now, the problem is that I'm getting "dpc watchdog violation" BSODs in Windows whenever I try to access more than one disk at a time - just running CrystalDiskMark bench on more than one disk simultaneously always results in BSOD (already tried both Windows Server 2016 and 2019). Googling this BSOD code seems to always suggest that I need to update the disks' firmware. But how do I do that? I've spent a few hours yesterday searching and the only manual I've found was this: ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/server/firmware/SSD800M.html#_Toc96833341 I've tried following the instruction for Linux, installed RHEL but none of the commands work, it all seems to be made for IBM systems (and I don't have any).

    Does anyone know a way to update the firmware of these drives? Right now they're pretty much unusable. :(
     
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