I bought a bunch of 800GB SAS SSDs last year with part number X447_PHM2800MCTO. This is a NetApp part. I later learned that these drives are subject a power-on hours bug (link) and must to be flashed from NA04 to NA05 prior to then. Unfortunately, I don’t know of any way to do that since I don’t have the proper NetApp gear or a support contract.
I can think of a few ways to get this done:
- Get the NA05 firmware binary and figure out the magic incantation required to flash it using sg3-utils or what have you.
- Send the drives to someone with the proper NetApp gear to get flashed and subsequently sent back. I’ll cover shipping both ways, obviously.
- If these drives are rebadged something or other, flash the latest firmware for that instead.
Fingers crossed that someone here can help me. Thank you in advance!