Recently picked up four 200GB Netapp SSDs for cheap. They’re recognized with SG3 utils but getting an “Illegal Request” error no matter what I’ve tried.
Controller: LSI SAS 9201-16i
OS: Ubuntu 20.04
Side note: OS is able to see drives and smartctl gives info about the drives.
Originally following this guide…
I have already read through and tried the suggestions in this thread…
using sg_format with size=520 gives the same exact error. Since the thread is from 2018, I’m starting my own.
The error I get is
format unit: Fixed format, current; Sense key: Illegal Request Additional sense: Invalid field in cdb Format command: Illegal request sense key, apart from Invalid opcode FORMAT failed
I suspect old firmware is the culprit. Currently the drives have rev N00 on them and everywhere I’ve seen success has N01. However Netapp doesn’t appear to have it available to just any street pleb. I had even tried signing up and it just gives me a 401 unauthorized message when I try to access the disk firmware link from their software page.
Any suggestions on where I can locate the firmware, if there are suggestions of what I could try to format these to 512B sectors, or anything else I would appreciate it.