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3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES " INVALID BLOCK SIZE "

TTECHJT
Occasional Visitor

3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES " INVALID BLOCK SIZE "

How can we reformat these drives? 

 

 

Invalid_Block_Size, vacated.   When I run showpd , it shows the failed disks without PD numbers, so they are not even being assigned. 

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Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES "INVALID BLOCK SIZE"

Where did you get these disks?  For the 7XXX series, the blocksize must be 520 to enable DIF.

What does this show?

showpd -showcols Id,CagePos,Node_WWN,Type,FmtBlkSize,Model,FW_Rev,FW_status

 

Most likely you'll need to talk to Support.

Furshet
Advisor

Re: 3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES "INVALID BLOCK SIZE"

0:5:0 5000CCA016A399B7 FC 512 HCBRE0900GBAS10K 3P00
0:6:0 5000CCA0169D399B FC 512 HCBRE0900GBAS10K 3P00
0:7:0 5000CCA016A33E2F FC 512 HCBRE0900GBAS10K 3P00
0:8:0 5000CCA0436999F3 FC 512 HCBRE0900GBAS10K 3P00

 

Yes block size not 520. Is there any way to change it?

Dennis Handly
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: 3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES "INVALID BLOCK SIZE"

>block size not 520. Is there any way to change it?

 

What OS version are you on?  Where did you get these drives?

You'll need to ask Support to see if they can change them.

Furshet
Advisor

Re: 3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES "INVALID BLOCK SIZE"

3.1.2. mu2

so only support can help??

Sheldon Smith
Honored Contributor

Re: 3PAR 7400 DRIVE ISSUES "INVALID BLOCK SIZE"

F-series and T-series used drives with a formatted block side of 512. 7000 and 10000 use drives with a formatted block side of 520.

Support only might be able to do something.


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