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Will a seagate 300gb sas with NETAPP firmware work on a perc5i

Will a seagate 300gb sas with NETAPP firmware work on a perc5i

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Will a seagate 300gb sas with NETAPP firmware work on a perc5i card?
I have just bought an oem seagate drive from ebay and as soon as I initialise the drive it immediately rejects it as bad. I am just trying to rule out some of the possible causes before I send it back.
I don't have any other sas cards to test it on right now unfortunately so if anyone else has run into a similar issue I would be gratefull if your findings could be shared.
I have 5 more of these drives but they are all standard seagate firmware revision 002. The Netapp drive has 0001 stamped on it.

Thanks
Danny

RE: Will a seagate 300gb sas with NETAPP firmware work on a perc5i

Not sure of the firmware issue ....

You do realize raid adapters will fail a disk which can work flawlessly for years on a standard controller. A drive failed by a raid adpter may even pass drive diags on a standard adapter, with continuous testing for weeks, but fail on a raid adapter again and again.
Good chance this drive failed in a previous raid.

I have been using raids since 1990.  NEVER purchase a used, re-certified or refurbished drive for use on raid adapters... unless you do not value your data.

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