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GB Tek
Valued Contributor

HP drive firmware

Is there a way to flash a comparable Seagate drive with HP firmware to use in a HP Kbox. We have a drive but the system won't see it when we boot or in ioscan.
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Robert_Jewell
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

What type of drive is it and where are you attaching it to the K class?

The internal bay on a K class is wide diff. SE diff drives will not work.

-BOb
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GB Tek
Valued Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

I have a Seagate ST34573WC which is the identical drive used in our K460. It doesn't have HP firmware though and doesn't get recognized. It has the same interface and seagate number as the one in our server.
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Ken Hubnik_2
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

The HP firmware is generally done by a special tape or cd that only the HP CE's have.
Robert_Jewell
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

Is the drive known good? I have seen generic Seagate drives work fine in these systems. Typically if the drive is not seen at the Boot Admin level there is a problem with the drive/interface, etc.

-Bob
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Vincent Farrugia
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Re: HP drive firmware

Hello,

Generally when disks are not seen it is because of a hardware problem. Having HP firmware or not, the disk should be seen by the host.

Check the SCSI cabling, termination, and of course, the disk itself... is it spinning?

HTH,
Vince
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Jeff Schussele
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

Hi Greg,

Make sure that drive is set to SCSI ID 0, as the enclosure will set the actual ID.
I'd just make sure the jumpers match an existing working "HP" drive.

Rgds,
Jeff
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Robert_Jewell
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

Actually Jeff the internal drives for the K class systems are hard jumpered. Perhaps you were thinking of the D class?

-Bob
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Jeff Schussele
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Re: HP drive firmware

Robert - Yep & the Jamaicas....
Are you sure about that?
I thought the ID was position-specific on Ks.
I usually let the CEs dink with the K internal drives.

Jeff
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Xavier Gutierrez_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP drive firmware

Hi, all.


This is a *hard* question.

You'll have a hard time, since the "ways" you have to flash it are provided by HP.
Those, let's say, tools won't flash firmware to anything that does not have an Inquiry String that identifies it as an HP product.

The K-class internal drives' SCSI ID are hard set by the jumpers at the front of it. They're usually set to 6, 5, 4, 3...

But be careful. If you are using the embedded connector on the K's core I/O card to connect to any other device, be aware this bus is the same as the internal disks' bus.

Anyway, flashing firmware to a *non* HP product to convert it to HP product is not a thing to discuss in this HP's forums...

Dave Unverhau_1
Honored Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

Greg,

Are we talking about a drive internal to the K or one attached through a "Jamaica" HASS enclosure?

The reason I ask is that the WC suffix on the drive ID tells us that it's a wide Ultra-SCSI drive. The internal disk bays in the K are cabled to a FWD (Fast Wide Differential) SCSI controller. The suffix on the internal drives should be "WD".

HP did use these drives in the 4GB FWD disk modules for the HASS enclosures. Tis configuration used a Single-ended to differential converter board inside the module.

Regards,

Dave
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GB Tek
Valued Contributor

Re: HP drive firmware

Thanks for the tips.
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