please, help convert HGST He10 and He12 to 4kn

astrocrab

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Feb 27, 2020
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Hello!
i'm trying to convert my HGST He10 and He12 sata drives from 512e to 4kn using sg_format utility as others mentioned it should help, but only i got is this:
# sg_format --format --size=4096 /dev/sdc
ATA HGST HUH721010AL W21D peripheral_type: disk [0x0]
Unit serial number: -HIMITSU-
LU name: 5000cca251c0ca2e
Mode Sense (block descriptor) data, prior to changes:
Number of blocks=0 [0x0]
Block size=512 [0x200]
Try MODE SELECT again with SP=0 this time
MODE SELECT command: Illegal request
try '-v' for more information
sg_format failed: Illegal request


any advice?
thank you
 

itronin

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try adding --six as a parameter and see if that works.

The label on the drive should show either (or both) Advanced Format, 4KN. AFAIK all the HE10 are Advanced Format but you might want to check.
 

astrocrab

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Feb 27, 2020
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try adding --six as a parameter and see if that works.

The label on the drive should show either (or both) Advanced Format, 4KN. AFAIK all the HE10 are Advanced Format but you might want to check.
“--six”: same result
and drive itself has “advanced format” label