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

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Hi. I would like to add. I have a few of these disks. See this list:

# lsscsi -g
[0:0:0:0] storage HP P410i 6.40 - /dev/sg0
[0:0:0:4194240] storage HP P410i 6.40 - /dev/sg3
[0:1:0:0] disk HP LOGICAL VOLUME 6.40 /dev/sda /dev/sg1
[1:0:0:0] disk SE_HGST DKR5D-J600SS B8B8 /dev/sdb /dev/sg2
[1:0:1:0] disk HITACHI DKR5C-J600SS APAP /dev/sdc /dev/sg10
[1:0:2:0] disk HITACHI DKR5C-J600SS ARAR /dev/sdd /dev/sg4
[1:0:3:0] disk SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 /dev/sde /dev/sg5
[1:0:4:0] disk SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS BEBE /dev/sdf /dev/sg6
[1:0:5:0] disk SE_HGST DKR5D-J900SS B8B8 /dev/sdg /dev/sg7
[1:0:6:0] enclosu NETAPP DS224IOM6 0173 - /dev/sg8
[2:0:0:0] cd/dvd Optiarc DVD RW AD-7561S AH52 /dev/sr0 /dev/sg9

The interesting disks are sg2 to sg7 + sg10. I tried using SeaChest_Firmware by Seagate, which identified the disks correctly, however, failed to change firmware (unsupported). I have tried using sg_write_buffer, but again, for no avail (the command I have used was sg_write_buffer -v -m 5 -I /tmp/sas/payload/N440.fwh /dev/sg2 - I have Dell firmware called N440.fwh), but it failed.
I found HGST tools in this FTP server: ftp://ftp.abacus.cz/distribuce/HGST/ where I got "HGST device manager" (used for ST disks, so not for me) and 'hugo' which seems like the best tool for the task. The tool shows the disks, is willing to download their logs, and happy to do whatever I say, except that it claims that the disks are in 'self test' mode, which prevents doing anything. Hugo command to abort the self-test fails.
Hugo shows the disks like this:
(hugo) s

Manuf. Model Serial Interface Capacity Type Firmware Status
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1) HGST DKR5C-J600SS PZJA671D SAS 600 GB HDD APAP In Test
2) HGST DKR5D-J900SS KVH97PRF SAS 900 GB HDD B8B8 In Test
3) HGST DKR5D-J900SS W8G608MX SAS 900 GB HDD BEBE In Test
4) HGST DKR5D-J900SS KVH3ZRMF SAS 900 GB HDD B8B8 In Test
5) HGST DKR5C-J600SS PPX1EZ8D SAS 600 GB HDD ARAR In Test
6) HGST DKR5D-J600SS W7GDSM3X SAS 600 GB HDD B8B8 In Test

And, as I've already written - an attempt to abort the test fails:
(hugo) abort -s PZJA671D


Drive self test status for Device: PZJA671D... Running [abort failed].

So firmware updates fail as well:
(hugo) u -s PZJA671D -f /root/firmware/CEGNB5B0.bin

Update not executed, device is currently in test: PZJA671D
WARNING: Firmware on device PZJA671D did not change from previous version.

If anyone has any further ideas, I would be glad to hear them. I have many more disks like this (they were from NetApp, I think) of 600 and 900GB, and I would really like them to work. I hope I give some additional info which will make some of you able to make these disks work.

Thanks!
what kind of server did you test these drives on ?
HP or Dell ? plz tell me the model