What is wrong with my drives?

codebreaker

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I have 6 Dell branded seagate exos 15E900 (ST600MP00xx) that were in 3 dell R320 in RAID1 on a H310 raid card, working fine.

I cleared RAID config from H310 UI and proceeded to flash IT mode on to the H310's. Everything went successfully.
Next I wanted to install linux on the drives so I plugged them back, bios detected the drives, so far so good. Next I wanted to format the drives but was greeted with "input/output error" whenever I try to create a partition within linux (proxmox, ubuntu, gparted, mkfs.ext4...). SMART says the drives are OK. I've spent hours try to figure out what is wrong with them and wasn't able to find anything.

As a last resort I tried to install windows, and guess what? It installed just fine! And I was like, what? Windows? That worked? I am baffled.

What? Why? How?

Can somebody please try to explain it to me?
 

codebreaker

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Ok, maybe it didn't. I'm unable to boot after another restart. I'll have to give it another go tomorrow.
 

pricklypunter

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I would think you likely still have remnants of the raid config on the disks that's getting in the way. Try booting from a linux live disk and use DD to zero the disks before you do anything else :)
 

codebreaker

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I get the same input output error when using dd


Code:
sh: dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdg bs=512 seek=$(( $(blockdev --getsz /dev/sdg) - 1024 )) count=1024
dd: error writing '/dev/sdg': Input/output error
1+0 records in
0+0 records out
0 bytes copied, 0.0235842 s, 0.0 kB/s
 

codebreaker

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This is kernel log

Code:
[1855010.571235] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.571246] scsi_io_completion_action: 5 callbacks suppressed
[1855010.571255] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.571259] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.571263] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.571267] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.571270] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.571273] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3351 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.571275] print_req_error: 5 callbacks suppressed
[1855010.571279] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.589677] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.589714] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.589718] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.589722] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.589725] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.589732] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.589735] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3365 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.589738] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.592349] buffer_io_error: 3 callbacks suppressed
[1855010.592352] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.601620] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.601646] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.601654] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.601657] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.601660] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.601663] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.601666] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3307 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.601670] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.604227] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.613590] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.613628] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.613632] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.613635] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.613638] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.613641] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.613646] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3308 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.613650] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.616334] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.619113] ldm_validate_partition_table(): Disk read failed.
[1855010.625557] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.625596] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.625603] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.625606] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.625609] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.625612] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.625615] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3309 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.625618] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.628274] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.637499] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.637563] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.637579] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.637585] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.637589] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.637600] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.637607] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3310 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.637614] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.640297] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.649466] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.649547] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.649557] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.649573] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.649578] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.649583] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.649588] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3366 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.649601] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.652423] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.661423] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.661450] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.661456] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.661459] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.661463] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.661466] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.661469] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3311 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.661472] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.664295] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.667113] Dev sdg: unable to read RDB block 0
[1855010.677359] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.677441] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.677458] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.677506] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.677541] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.677559] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.677566] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3367 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.677588] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.680463] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.689319] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.689402] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 FAILED Result: hostbyte=DID_ABORT driverbyte=DRIVER_SENSE
[1855010.689410] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 Sense Key : Illegal Request [current]
[1855010.689452] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed
[1855010.689503] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 CDB: Read(32)
[1855010.689546] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 CDB[00]: 7f 00 00 00 00 00 00 18 00 09 20 00 00 00 00 00
[1855010.689703] sd 0:0:11:0: [sdg] tag#3368 CDB[10]: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 08
[1855010.689731] blk_update_request: protection error, dev sdg, sector 0 op 0x0:(READ) flags 0x0 phys_seg 1 prio class 0
[1855010.692695] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 0, async page read
[1855010.701349] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.701445] Buffer I/O error on dev sdg, logical block 3, async page read
[1855010.709286] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.713220] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.713265]  sdg: unable to read partition table
[1855010.739035] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
[1855010.742197] mpt3sas_cm0: log_info(0x3112043b): originator(PL), code(0x12), sub_code(0x043b)
 

ecosse

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If you can try one outside of the current RAID card?

This could be worth a look...


Getting error "Add. Sense: Logical block reference tag check failed" or "guard check failed" with mpt3sas driver - Red Hat Customer Portal might also be worthwhile if you have RH access if only to see what that issue refers to i.e. there are similar messages when flashing the dell h310 to IT mode - see https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/b2bppe
I dont think those will bear much fruit though
 

codebreaker

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@pricklypunter Thank. I'll se what I can do with that.

@ecosse

I have HBA330 in Dell R730 that I am trying it with, same result.

The flash of H310 was successful and I can read and write to other drives that I have. Just not these 6.

The dell article seems to reference the problem I am having. Will report back.
 

codebreaker

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I did a basic format using Seagate SeaTools and that cleared any remaining data on the drives,

Note: windows full format did not help.