[OpenIndiana-discuss] Seagate 3000GB Drive only shows 746GB
openindiana at out-side.nl
Fri Sep 28 19:24:38 UTC 2012
If i remember well this 2k sector problem has been discussed last week on this mailinglist.
I am very interested in how do use these drives since i want to buy some as well.
Op 28 sep. 2012 om 21:02 heeft Rainer Heilke <rheilke at dragonhearth.com> het volgende geschreven:
> Is there a way to change the bytes per sector? When I Googled about my problem, I saw talk about 512 bps. When I look, I get:
> format> ver
> Volume name = < >
> ascii name = <ST3000DM-001-9YN166- -746.52GB>
> bytes/sector = 512
> sectors = 1565565871
> accessible sectors = 1565565838
> Part Tag Flag First Sector Size Last Sector
> 0 usr wm 256 746.51GB 1565549454
> 1 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 2 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 3 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 4 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 5 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 6 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 7 unassigned wm 0 0 0
> 8 reserved wm 1565549455 8.00MB 1565565838
> If I changed this to 2KB/sector, it would give me 2986.04GB. How would I even do this?
> On 9/28/2012 11:38 AM, Rainer Heilke wrote:
>> I wish you'd been more verbose too. ;-) Maybe it will let me "modify" the table...
>> On 9/28/2012 5:54 AM, Reginald Beardsley wrote:
>>> From my notes configuring a 3 TB Hitachi in June 2011 on Sol 10 u8.
>>> "After considerable fubar, the key to formatting the 3 TB disk was to use, 'format -e', supply LBA pseudo geometry & create an EFI label. NB Must run fdisk from inside format."
>>> All I remember is I did it once. Now I wish I'd been more verbose in my notes.
>>> The Hitachi is pulled for RMA. As I recall the BIOS reported it as 887 GB. ZFS saw the entire drive, though it's really only 2.79 TB. But it worked just fine until it starting failing.
>>> Hope this helps.
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