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DEC Alphaserver Disks

Hi,

In my search for replacement disks, I noticed that the RZ2DD-LS 9 GB disk is just a Seagate ST39102LC. I have a few of these Seagate disks which are Sun branded. My question is this: Is there some difference between the Sun and DEC branded ST39102LC that would make the Sun disk an inappropriate replacement for the DEC disk?

The follow-up question is: Has DEC actually done anything to the ST39102LC to make it a RZ2DD-LS, or have they just given it a DEC part number for purposes of tracking FRUs?

Thanks,

James
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Re: DEC Alphaserver Disks

Hello James,

IMHO at least the firmware will be different. Server vendors use to flash their own firmware into server disks, which are otherwise common part-numbered. It may be possible to reflash the disk with some diagnostic utility, however, I am not sure which one is available for Tru64 UNIX or OpenVMS. HPUX, for example, uses stm(1m).

J.
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Re: DEC Alphaserver Disks

Thanks for the reply Jozef.

Is it possible to get new disks for these DEC machines, or am I stuck trying my luck with used part dealers?

James
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Re: DEC Alphaserver Disks

Hi James,

You are probably stuck with the second user market. Seagate etc. stopped making 9GB drives a long time ago.

With regards to you original question you shouldn't have any problems running the Seagate branded drive. I've got lots of Alphas running with a variety of different badged drives, with no problems.

Cheers,

Rob