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Write protectedOpen in a New Window

Can I know why this issue occurs in most of the storage devices?


MTBF EG0600JEMCV from HPOpen in a New Window

How many MTBF HDD type following our EG0600JEMCV please help for the MTBF solution


SMART values missing with HPE SSD MK0800GCTZBOpen in a New Window



I have a MK0800GCTZB HP branded Intel SSD which does not report important SMART values. Important values that are missing are E1 (Host Writes in GB), E9 (Media Wear Out Indicator) and F1 (Total LBAs Written).

I contacted Intel. Intel immedialtely responded, but they say the can't do anything due to a HP firmware on the SSD.

Could somebody please clarify why the above values are not reported (regardless if using Intel SSD Toolbox or CrystalDiskInfo software) and how to get them?

Thank you



HD compatibility- old/new LFF SASOpen in a New Window

What is the difference between the older and newer LFF SAS disks?

(For example, HP 507616-B21 and 652757-S21) the most obvious difference seems to be the green light.

If we buy a server that comes with the newer-type disks, will it be able to use the older ones (which we have several of already)?


how to check warranty on HDD?Open in a New Window

so, I have a hdd that is reported as broken (300GB 15k SAS HP P/N 627114-002)

so, I try to check for warranty here (http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/wc/public/find),

and it asks for a Serial Number and a Part Number, but the problem is that the hard drive has like 2+ different serial numbers, and 6 different part numbers printed on it...

where exactly do I find the Product number and the serial number I need?

I am currently in one contry, but how do I know what country the hdd comes from?


Older Hitachi 146GB U320 SCSI Hard Drive firmwareOpen in a New Window

Hi Folks,

Looking for a firmware update for Ultra 320 scsi 146GB Hard Drive.....cant seem to find one on the hp support site the Hard Drive model is Hitachi HUS153014VLl3800 and the present F/W is HPC3 I would like to get HPC4 but anything above that would be a great help......can it be purchased in someway if it is no longer supported...........Regards




The fairy tale of "under-data" - or how to erase disk data securelyOpen in a New Window

Many people think that data on a hard disk can only be securely destroyed by physical destruction of the disk itself. Many people also think that it is necessary to overwrite disk data multiple times to avoid any detection of remaining data fragments.
These fragments are sometimes called "under-data" and the theory says it is possible that at the very edge of the data tracks some overshoots of old data could remain after overwriting. This is explained by mechanical tolerances of the record heads relative to the magnetic tracks.
Source of this theory is a paper from Peter Gutmann from 1996:

In this paper he suggests to overwrite a disk up to 35 times to make sure that all the under-data has been overwritten too. He also explains that with the aid of a Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM) it was possible to scan the disk surface and recover under-data.

I have personally investigated this MFM application and it turned out that a full scan of one disk surface would take about one year! Even a "high speed" MFM needs several hours to scan a 100x100 micrometer area...

To make it worse, what you receive from that MFM scan is a huge picture of magnetic fields and structures. This picture is about 100 times bigger than the amount of data on the diks surface.
For a 1TB disk drive a 100TB big picture will be crated. Someone will then have to interpret that picture to find all the 0's and 1's on it.... And if it is really possible to recognise under-data correctly is still in question.

Daniel Feenberg has analyzed the Gutmann paper and found that most information in there is purely theoretical:

If you read those two papers carefully (especially the second one) you will find that one time overwriting is totally sufficient!

And finally forensic experts have analyzed the issue and came the the same conclusions:
Craig Wright, Dave Kleiman, Shyaam Sundhar R.S.: Overwriting Hard Drive Data: The Great Wiping Controversy)


rotation hard diskOpen in a New Window

i buy hp hard disk  300GB 6g sas dp 15k 627114-002

rotation of hard is 15k, but two controller show rotation 10k

i have one question ?

Is there the ability to change the rotation of the disk?


1 TB SAS HP MB1000FAMYUOpen in a New Window

Would anyone know where to find more detailed specifications for the HDD mentioned in the subject line?

What I would like to know in particular:

When where these drives manufactured (year)?

How do they compare to typcial 1 TB SATA drives regarding noise and vibration?

I'm planning to use 4 such drives in a Mac Pro with a SATA/SAS controller (Areca 1212) and have good offer.





Suspicous 6TB Hard DrivesOpen in a New Window

I received 10 6TB hard drives from a supplier.  All the serial numbers end in an "R".  Really weird. So I checked the usage time in HP intelligent provisioning, insight diagnostics and there wasn't any.  Should I be worried that these are not brand new drives?  Do you think they might be refurbished?




Raid-compatibility of HDD with different modelOpen in a New Window

Hello. We have old HP ML150 G6 with two SATA disks (ATA MB1000EBZQB) in RAID. One disk is going to die and we ordered new disk with P/N:  454146-B21. But new disk's model is MB1000EAMZE. So question is: are these disks similar. Will they be raid-compatible?


HP EH0300FBQDD SAS DRIVESOpen in a New Window

Purchased (8) EH0300FBQDD 15k drives from Amazon to upgrade a RAID 1+0 array on P420 controller. The drives and trays look legit and have the proper hologram label on them but can not get them to accept HPD5 firmware update. I have attempted with both Smart Update disk and individual downloaded installers. The installers state that the update was succesful but P420 SSA still reports the drives as version HPD1.

Did I purchase counterfeit drives?


Replacing smaller drive with larger drive in RAID: Is it automatically short-stroked?Open in a New Window

Curious as to whether a particular disk drive gets short-stroked automatically if for example, we replace a 750GB disk with a 1TB disk in a raid array.  I am under the assumption that the controller will begin the rebuild at the outermost tracks, and stop when it gets to the 750GB mark, therefore not utilizing the innermost, slowest disk sectors and effectively short-stroking this disk, making it just a bit faster.  Is this the case?  Does it work with most storage systems this way natively?  Is there any reason this wouldn't happen in the way I described?



Failed firmware upgradeOpen in a New Window

Dear all,

I recently bought three HP 72GB 6G SAS 15K SFF DP 2.5" (DH0072FAQRD) disks.

As they have firmware HPDF I'm trying to upgrade them to version HPDJ.


Unfortunately the upgrade fail with an "Error when building Halon object" message (see attached logs).

I tried several things/methods, including:

  • booting from HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) versions 2015.06.0 and 2015.10.0
  • using the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) versions 2015.06.0 and 2015.10.0 from inside Windows
  • using the downloaded upgrade file cp024970.exe
  • moving the disk to three different servers


Any idea?


HP 4TB SAS Disk 695510-B21Open in a New Window

Can anyone tell me does HP 4TB 7.2K RPM SAS disk (HP Part # 695510-B21) cache buffer of atleast 128MB?


HP Branded Seagate Barracuda ES.2 Drive - FirmwareOpen in a New Window

I have two older DAS shelves being used as a backup target. They take the HP 1TB SAS Drives. I just went through my last spare, but I have two drives with SUN firmware.


Does anyone know of a way to flash the SUN Drives with HPD8 firmware?


One part number, but different disks' model.Open in a New Window

Hello.  Recently we've got 12 HP 300G SAS 15k disks with pn - 652611-B21.  9 of them are EH0300FCBVC, but 3 are EH0300FBQDD. Is this situation OK? And now bothering about compatibility between this disks in one raid array. Should I re-build arrays until it was too late?


HP ioDrive2 (Fusion IO flash card) with Redhat Enterprise Linux 7.1 (RHEL 7)Open in a New Window



I have an HP branded ioDrive 2 (Fusion ID flash card) / 673644-B21 and wish to use it with RHEL 7



Checking the Sandisk website (who now own Fusion IO) I see that there are drivers available for RHEL7.  However the HP website shows only drivers for RHEL6.


Will an updated driver be made available by HP?  If not could I use the Sandisk driver and will it work?  Would I be fully supported if so and would the monitoring software also work?


Kind regards,




Smart Storage Administrator warning about Disk FirmwareOpen in a New Window



I have a Proliant ProLiant DL360 G6 which had a faulty disk lately. The server is out of guarantee and i had to order spare disks without hp support.


The disks used were of the "HP DG0300FAMWN" type with firmware HPDE.


The spare disks I used to rebuild the raid are of the "HP EG0300FCSPH" type with the firmware HPD0.


Now Storage Administrator is critisising that the disk should at least have firmware HPDE - but for the  spare disk the latest firmware release is HPD0.



So obviously there are two types of hp disks in the raid, but the disks have the same specs, so there should be no real problem whatsoever.


But what to do with the firmware warning? What are my options?


Any ideas and thoughts appreciated!


Thank you very much in advance.






VSAN HCL compatibility HP SSD 691851-001Open in a New Window

I have a number of INTEL SSD DC S3700 800GB SSDs that I want to use with VSAN


The HP part code for these is 691851-001 (or 691842-004) as both numbers are referenced on the drives as well as the Intel part number SSDSC2BA800G3P


I have checked both the Intel and HP part numbers on the VMWare website using the compatibility matrix but neither appeared as compatible




I initially contacted Intel for help abut adding these drives to the list as their part code SSDSC2BA800G3 is shown as compatible but they replied stating the drive is compatible with VSAN but HP would need to have it  added as it is officially a HP part


Please advise where I need to contact to have them added


Thank you in advance for yor help as I am anxious to get VSAN up and running ASAP



P.S. This thread has been moved from General to Disk . - Hp Forum Moderator



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