Is it possible to get these SAS Hitachi drives to work on a "normal" system?

sno.cn

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I don't remember exactly, since I only spend an hour or so working with them. I did manage to get them into a ZFS array.

I've been meaning to revisit these drives, since I have ten of them, I just can't seem to find the time.


*Edit: I popped in to pull S.M.A.R.T. from a couple:

Code:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===

Vendor:               HITACHI
Product:              DKR5C-J600SS
Revision:             APAP
Compliance:           SPC-4
User Capacity:        600,127,266,816 bytes [600 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
Rotation Rate:        10020 rpm
Form Factor:          2.5 inches
Logical Unit id:      0x5000cca012a04718
Serial number:        PPJV4KBB
Device type:          disk
Transport protocol:   SAS (SPL-3)
Local Time is:        Mon Apr 10 14:50:19 2017 EDT
SMART support is:     Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is:     Enabled
Temperature Warning:  Disabled or Not Supported

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===

SMART Health Status: OK

Current Drive Temperature:     22 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        85 C

Manufactured in week 34 of year 2011
Specified cycle count over device lifetime:  50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles:  38
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime:  300000
Accumulated load-unload cycles:  1509
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Vendor (Seagate) cache information
  Blocks sent to initiator = 12269774910259200

Error counter log:
          Errors Corrected by           Total   Correction     Gigabytes    Total
              ECC          rereads/    errors   algorithm      processed    uncorrected
          fast | delayed   rewrites  corrected  invocations   [10^9 bytes]  errors
read:   228606009   532208         0  229138217     570838      12138.436           0
write:         0   376841         0    376841     376847      41259.439           0
verify:        4        0         0         4    1266091          0.000           0
Code:
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===

Vendor:               HITACHI
Product:              DKR5C-J600SS
Revision:             APAP
Compliance:           SPC-4
User Capacity:        600,127,266,816 bytes [600 GB]
Logical block size:   512 bytes
Rotation Rate:        10020 rpm
Form Factor:          2.5 inches
Logical Unit id:      0x5000cca012b9c7f8
Serial number:        PPK95BAB
Device type:          disk
Transport protocol:   SAS (SPL-3)
Local Time is:        Mon Apr 10 14:52:14 2017 EDT
SMART support is:     Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is:     Enabled
Temperature Warning:  Disabled or Not Supported

=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===

SMART Health Status: OK

Current Drive Temperature:     27 C
Drive Trip Temperature:        85 C

Manufactured in week 47 of year 2011
Specified cycle count over device lifetime:  50000
Accumulated start-stop cycles:  35
Specified load-unload count over device lifetime:  300000
Accumulated load-unload cycles:  1441
Elements in grown defect list: 0

Vendor (Seagate) cache information
  Blocks sent to initiator = 55356424192000

Error counter log:
          Errors Corrected by           Total   Correction     Gigabytes    Total
              ECC          rereads/    errors   algorithm      processed    uncorrected
          fast | delayed   rewrites  corrected  invocations   [10^9 bytes]  errors
read:   16107137    10759         0  16117896      18126        160.226           0
write:         0     1771         0      1771       2081        729.550           0
verify:       42        0         0        42    7834206          0.000           0
 
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DrPai

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I don't remember exactly, since I only spend an hour or so working with them. I did manage to get them into a ZFS array.

I've been meaning to revisit these drives, since I have ten of them, I just can't seem to find the time.


*Edit: I popped in to pull S.M.A.R.T. from a couple:
hello sno
based on those S.M.A.R.T. logs you posted, those drives look fine to me.
truly appreciate your time on this =)

ps. I finally pressed the checkout button for 1 lot of 10 drives today, wish me luck :p
 

sno.cn

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I started messing around with these again today, then I got busy. Here's sdparm output from one of these drives, and from a 600GB HGST C10K900 for comparison. I know they're not identical drives, but as close as I could get.

On the VSP drive, I already used sg_format to set fmtpinfo=0 and pfu=0, and I enabled WCE, since that's disabled by default. As noted by others, these already come with 512 format.

I didn't change anything on the C10K900.

C10K900 (normal drive):
Code:
root@pve15:~# sdparm -a /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   HUC109060CSS601   MS06
Read write error recovery mode page:
  AWRE        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  ARRE        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  TB          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RC          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EER         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  PER         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  DTE         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DCR         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RRC         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  COR_S       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  HOC         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DSOC        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LBPERE      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WRC         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  RTL         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Disconnect-reconnect (SPC + transports) mode page:
  BFR         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BER         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BIL         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DTL         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CTL         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MBS       1040  [cha: y, def:1040, sav:1040]
  EMDP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  FA          0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DIMM        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DTDC        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  FBS         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Format (SBC) mode page:
  TPZ       2502  [cha: n, def:2502, sav:2502]
  ASPZ        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATPZ        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATPLU       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SPT       2400  [cha: n, def:2400, sav:2400]
  DBPPS     520  [cha: n, def:520, sav:520]
  INTLV       1  [cha: n, def:  1, sav:  1]
  TSF       100  [cha: n, def:100, sav:100]
  CSF        17  [cha: n, def: 17, sav: 17]
  SSEC        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  HSEC        1  [cha: n, def:  1, sav:  1]
  RMB         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SURF        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Rigid disk (SBC) mode page:
  NOC       154220  [cha: n, def:154220, sav:154220]
  NOH         4  [cha: n, def:  4, sav:  4]
  SCWP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SCRWC       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DSR         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LZC         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RPL         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ROTO        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MRR       10020  [cha: n, def:10020, sav:10020]
Verify error recovery (SBC) mode page:
  V_EER       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_PER       1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  V_DTE       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_DCR       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_RC        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  V_COR_S     0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_RTL       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Caching (SBC) mode page:
  IC          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ABPF        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CAP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DISC        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  SIZE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WCE         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]
  MF          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RCD         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DRRP        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WRP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DPTL       -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  MIPF        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MAPF       -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  MAPFC      -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  FSW         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LBCSS       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DRA         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SYNC_PROG   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  NV_DIS      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  NCS         8  [cha: y, def:  8, sav:  8]
  CSS         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Control mode page:
  TST         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TMF_ONLY    0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DPICZ       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  D_SENSE     0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  GLTSD       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RLEC        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  QAM         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  NUAR        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  QERR        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RAC         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  UA_INTLCK   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SWP         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATO         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  TAS         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATMPE       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RWWP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  AUTOLOAD    0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BTP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ESTCT       3  [cha: y, def:  6, sav:  3]
Control extension mode page:
  TCMOS       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SCSIP       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IALUAE      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  INIT_PR     0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MSDL        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Protocol specific logical unit mode page:
  LUPID       6  [cha: n, def:  6, sav:  6]
Protocol specific port mode page:
  PPID        6  [cha: n, def:  6, sav:  6]
Power condition mode page:
  PM_BG       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  STANDBY_Y   0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE_C      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE_B      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  STANDBY     0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ICT        20  [cha: y, def: 20, sav: 20]
  SCT         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IBCT      6000  [cha: y, def:6000, sav:6000]
  ICCT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SYCT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_IDLE    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_STAND   0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_STOPP   0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Informational exceptions control mode page:
  PERF        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  EBF         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EWASC       1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  DEXCPT      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TEST        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EBACKERR    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LOGERR      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MRIE        4  [cha: y, def:  4, sav:  4]
  INTT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  REPC        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
Background control (SBC) mode page:
  S_L_FULL    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LOWIR       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EN_BMS      1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  EN_PS       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BMS_I     168  [cha: y, def:168, sav:168]
  BPS_TL      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MIN_IDLE    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MAX_SUSP    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]

root@pve15:~# sdparm -i /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   HUC109060CSS601   MS06
Device identification VPD page:
  Addressed logical unit:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
      0x5000cca016d4625c
  Target port:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      0x5000cca016d4625d
    designator type: Relative target port,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      Relative target port: 0x1
  Target device that contains addressed lu:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      0x5000cca016d4625f
    designator type: SCSI name string,  code set: UTF-8
      SCSI name string:
      naa.5000CCA016D4625F

root@pve15:~# sdparm -l /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   HUC109060CSS601   MS06
    Direct access device specific parameters: WP=0  DPOFUA=1
Read write error recovery [rw] mode page:
  AWRE        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]  Automatic write reallocation enabled
  ARRE        1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]  Automatic read reallocation enabled
  PER         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]  Post error
Caching (SBC) [ca] mode page:
  WCE         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]  Write cache enable
  RCD         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Read cache disable
Control [co] mode page:
  SWP         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]  Software write protect
Informational exceptions control [ie] mode page:
  EWASC       1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]  Enable warning
  DEXCPT      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Disable exceptions
  MRIE        4  [cha: y, def:  4, sav:  4]  Method of reporting informational exceptions
This VSP drive:
Code:
root@pve16:~# sdparm -a /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   DKR5C-J600SS      APAP
Read write error recovery mode page:
  AWRE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ARRE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TB          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RC          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EER         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]
  PER         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  DTE         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DCR         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RRC         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  COR_S       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  HOC         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DSOC        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LBPERE      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WRC         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]
  RTL       500  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:500]
Disconnect-reconnect (SPC + transports) mode page:
  BFR       128  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:128]
  BER       255  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:255]
  BIL         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DTL         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CTL         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MBS       1040  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:1040]
  EMDP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  FA          0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DIMM        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DTDC        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  FBS         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Format (SBC) mode page:
  TPZ       2202  [cha: n, def:2202, sav:2202]
  ASPZ        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATPZ        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATPLU       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SPT       2220  [cha: n, def:2220, sav:2220]
  DBPPS     512  [cha: n, def:512, sav:512]
  INTLV       1  [cha: n, def:  1, sav:  1]
  TSF        54  [cha: n, def: 54, sav: 54]
  CSF        26  [cha: n, def: 26, sav: 26]
  SSEC        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  HSEC        1  [cha: n, def:  1, sav:  1]
  RMB         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SURF        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Rigid disk (SBC) mode page:
  NOC       111560  [cha: n, def:111560, sav:111560]
  NOH         6  [cha: n, def:  6, sav:  6]
  SCWP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SCRWC       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DSR         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LZC         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RPL         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ROTO        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MRR       10020  [cha: n, def:10020, sav:10020]
Verify error recovery (SBC) mode page:
  V_EER       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_PER       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_DTE       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_DCR       1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]
  V_RC        0  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  0]
  V_COR_S     0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  V_RTL      -1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav: -1]
Caching (SBC) mode page:
  IC          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ABPF        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CAP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DISC        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SIZE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WCE         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]
  MF          0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RCD         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DRRP        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  WRP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DPTL       -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  MIPF        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MAPF       -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  MAPFC      -1  [cha: y, def: -1, sav: -1]
  FSW         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LBCSS       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DRA         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SYNC_PROG   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  NV_DIS      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  NCS         4  [cha: y, def:  8, sav:  4]
  CSS         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Control mode page:
  TST         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TMF_ONLY    0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DPICZ       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  D_SENSE     0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  GLTSD       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RLEC        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  QAM         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]
  NUAR        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  QERR        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RAC         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  UA_INTLCK   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SWP         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATO         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TAS         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ATMPE       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  RWWP        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  AUTOLOAD    0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BTP         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ESTCT     4889  [cha: n, def:4889, sav:4889]
Control extension mode page:
  TCMOS       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SCSIP       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IALUAE      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  INIT_PR     0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MSDL        0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
XOR control (SBC) mode page:
  XORDIS      0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MXWS      256  [cha: n, def:256, sav:256]
Protocol specific logical unit mode page:
  LUPID       6  [cha: n, def:  6, sav:  6]
Protocol specific port mode page:
  PPID        6  [cha: n, def:  6, sav:  6]
Power condition mode page:
  PM_BG       0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  STANDBY_Y   0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE_C      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE_B      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IDLE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  STANDBY     0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ICT         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SCT         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  IBCT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  ICCT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  SYCT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_IDLE    0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_STAND   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
  CCF_STOPP   0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]
Informational exceptions control mode page:
  PERF        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EBF         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EWASC       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  DEXCPT      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  TEST        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EBACKERR    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LOGERR      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MRIE        4  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  4]
  INTT        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  REPC        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
Background control (SBC) mode page:
  S_L_FULL    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  LOWIR       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EN_BMS      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  EN_PS       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BMS_I       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  BPS_TL      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MIN_IDLE    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]
  MAX_SUSP    0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]

root@pve16:~# sdparm -i /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   DKR5C-J600SS      APAP
Device identification VPD page:
  Addressed logical unit:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
      0x5000cca03c8a03b0
  Target port:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      0x5000cca03c8a03b1
    designator type: Relative target port,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      Relative target port: 0x1
  Target device that contains addressed lu:
    designator type: NAA,  code set: Binary
     transport: Serial Attached SCSI Protocol (SPL-2)
      0x5000cca03c8a03b3
    designator type: SCSI name string,  code set: UTF-8
      SCSI name string:
      naa.5000CCA03C8A03B3

root@pve16:~# sdparm -l /dev/sdd
    /dev/sdd: HITACHI   DKR5C-J600SS      APAP
    Direct access device specific parameters: WP=0  DPOFUA=1
Read write error recovery [rw] mode page:
  AWRE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Automatic write reallocation enabled
  ARRE        0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Automatic read reallocation enabled
  PER         1  [cha: y, def:  1, sav:  1]  Post error
Caching (SBC) [ca] mode page:
  WCE         1  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  1]  Write cache enable
  RCD         0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Read cache disable
Control [co] mode page:
  SWP         0  [cha: n, def:  0, sav:  0]  Software write protect
Informational exceptions control [ie] mode page:
  EWASC       0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Enable warning
  DEXCPT      0  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  0]  Disable exceptions
  MRIE        4  [cha: y, def:  0, sav:  4]  Method of reporting informational exceptions
 
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MikeJ

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Are you still working on this?
I've been trying to figure this out for a bit - the problem I'm seeing is that WRITE commands either take a LONG time to complete or abort with a 0B/81/00 error.
ABORTED COMMAND/VENDOR UNIQUE - not very helpful at all!

The drives I have are
SE_HGST, DKR5D-J600SS, F/W B8B8

Setting WCE = 1 helps the writes at least complete, but it takes around 2 seconds!
I'm very suspicious of an underlying firmware issue but would like to discuss this with you if you have some time.

Am just hoping to put these drives into "normal" use.

BTW I get the same behavior formAtted at 512 or 520 BPS.
 
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MikeJ, sno.cn, and others...
I'm working to accomplish a similar win... and experiencing the same problems... I have a large number of HITACHI drives that I've pulled from a decommissioned HITACHI VSP... I've wiped/zero'd the drives within the HITACHI VSP environment... and would now like to use the drives outside of the HITACHI VSP... I'm not attempting (at this stage) to have the drives work in another proprietary NAS (NetApp or EMC, etc)... but I would like to use them to populate standard DELL r710/r810 servers and HP g7/g8 servers...

...I have changed the blocksize from 520 to 512 with...
# sg_format --format --size=512 --six -v /dev/sg1
...I was able to verify the result with...
# smartctl -x /dev/sg1

Drives are viewable in POST...
Also although viewable within Windows Disk Management, I cannot get the drives to initialize in Windows...
Also, I cannot get anything to write to drives outside of Wwindows. I have even tried using LSoft Killdisk to complete random binary overwrite but writing to the drive seems to disabled... been playing with various drive attributes but have yet to find a solution... anybody find a work-around yet?

HITACHI HUC106060CSS600, DKR5C-J60SS, F/W AUAU

I have free drives for any forum member that can solve this issue. thanks in advance :)
 

sander9

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Hello,

Have you already found a solution for this drive? I have the same model, from eBay, but after format them to size=512 i finally see the drive size etc, but when i want to create a partion i get a i/o error (CentOS), with windows i get the same as HDDTESTER.

Thank you.
 

DrPai

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Hello,

Have you already found a solution for this drive? I have the same model, from eBay, but after format them to size=512 i finally see the drive size etc, but when i want to create a partion i get a i/o error (CentOS), with windows i get the same as HDDTESTER.

Thank you.
In fact I've already returned those Hitachi VSP 600GB drives as 2/3 were DOA (unconfigurated Bad), and I bought a dozen of SEAGATE DKS5C-J600SS (ST9600204SS) right after.
All drives can be detected and can be formatted into 512KB sector without problem, yet I wasn't able to write in a single digit / create any partition into those drives (both linux & windows platforms)
I read about Mike J's another post on the forum (How to reformat HDD & SSD to 512B Sector Size) and assumed the firmware of these SEAGATE drives is similar to what he mentioned.
 

sander9

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In fact I've already returned those Hitachi VSP 600GB drives as 2/3 were DOA (unconfigurated Bad), and I bought a dozen of SEAGATE DKS5C-J600SS (ST9600204SS) right after.
All drives can be detected and can be formatted into 512KB sector without problem, yet I wasn't able to write in a single digit / create any partition into those drives (both linux & windows platforms)
I read about Mike J's another post on the forum (How to reformat HDD & SSD to 512B Sector Size) and assumed the firmware of these SEAGATE drives is similar to what he mentioned.
Ok thanks for you reaction.
 

MikeJ

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In fact I've already returned those Hitachi VSP 600GB drives as 2/3 were DOA (unconfigurated Bad), and I bought a dozen of SEAGATE DKS5C-J600SS (ST9600204SS) right after.
All drives can be detected and can be formatted into 512KB sector without problem, yet I wasn't able to write in a single digit / create any partition into those drives (both linux & windows platforms)
I read about Mike J's another post on the forum (How to reformat HDD & SSD to 512B Sector Size) and assumed the firmware of these SEAGATE drives is similar to what he mentioned.
Yes, as far as we've seen any DKS firmware drives have something in the firmware that breaks all WRITE CDBs.
I haven't been able to get any details from my contacts at Seagate or HDS.
 

Oddworld

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Yes, as far as we've seen any DKS firmware drives have something in the firmware that breaks all WRITE CDBs.
I haven't been able to get any details from my contacts at Seagate or HDS.


Any progress on this? I have about 20x HGST drives that have been formatted from 520 to 512, but cannot write to them. I'm using 3x dell H310 cross-flashed to IT mode. I've tried:

Commands
/home/user/setblocksize -b512 /dev/sg11
sg_format --format --size=512 /dev/sg13 -v
sg_format --format --size=512 --six -v /dev/sg2

sginfo
Device Type 0
Vendor: SE_HGST
Product: DKR5D-J900SS
Revision level: B8B8​

sg_scan -i

dev/sg2: scsi0 channel=0 id=0 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg3: scsi0 channel=0 id=1 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg4: scsi0 channel=0 id=2 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg5: scsi0 channel=0 id=3 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg6: scsi0 channel=0 id=4 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg7: scsi2 channel=0 id=0 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg8: scsi2 channel=0 id=1 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg9: scsi2 channel=0 id=2 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg10: scsi2 channel=0 id=3 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
/dev/sg11: scsi2 channel=0 id=4 lun=0
SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 [rmb=0 cmdq=1 pqual=0 pdev=0x0]
</code>​
 

Oddworld

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There are a lot of netapp drives available for cheap.
For example these, excellent value. The question is, should I avoid Netapp/EMC SAS drives? Or is the chance to get them to work sg_format good?
My only experience is with these drives. I tried everything that I could, but ultimately had to return them. Lesson learned: when buying uniquely formatted drives, confirm someone with the same exact model number got them working in the forum.
 

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I purchased a couple of sets of EMC drives and was able to format them to 512 and they worked fine. I think it's a crapshoot unless there are certain models or marking that identify the differences.
 

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I think the only drives with this problem are from Hitachi VSP SANs.

I've got two from VSP and two from NetAPP and the NetAPP drives are on another firmware version which works fine.
 

Mamad

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Hey Guys, I just solved the problem !
i had the same problem with hitachi 900gb 10k, and seagate 900gb 10k, after reformat the sector size to 512, you should make 'logical volume' to make it detectable and writable !
you will have two choice at least
1-make the hdd raid 0 with it self (the controller will make logical volume')
2-use the linux command to make the 'logical volume' !
 

mister_dj

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Hey Guys, I just solved the problem !
i had the same problem with hitachi 900gb 10k, and seagate 900gb 10k, after reformat the sector size to 512, you should make 'logical volume' to make it detectable and writable !
you will have two choice at least
1-make the hdd raid 0 with it self (the controller will make logical volume')
2-use the linux command to make the 'logical volume' !
Can you please share the commands used? Any idea if there's a way to make these work in Windows?