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Jim

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ST318305LC in P4 610
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:21:33 PM »
Hey All-
I bought an ST318305LC to replace one in my 610, and I can't get the system to even boot off the cdrom if the disk is in the system.  I pop it out, and the system goes on its merry little way.  Upon closer inspection, though both disks are ST318305LC's, the new one has "xSeries" on the label, instead of "pSeries" and the PN is 24P3674 instead of 09P4436.  Jumpers on both disks are set the same.  Any ideas?

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Jim

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Re: ST318305LC in P4 610
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 04:47:32 PM »
Well, depends on whether you can return it or not. You might try loading some pSeries firmware to it - if you can have it attached at all.

If your seller was an IBM BP, or IBM, obviously, need to head back to them.

In other words, my best guess is that the physical disk is the same, but the firmware, and drivers will need to be different.

Not a pleasant surprise.

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Re: ST318305LC in P4 610
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 04:54:46 PM »
I'll ask the vendor about exchanges - I've just never seen two disks of the same model be different before.  I guess that IBM buys the disks and then tweaks them ...     ???

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Re: ST318305LC in P4 610
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 04:58:25 PM »
When ordering from IBM it is the FRU (Field Replacement Number) that is important, as part numbers are subject to change.

Getting the FRU is easy - use lscfg

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# lscfg -vl hdisk0
hdisk0           U0.1-P1/Z1-A8  16 Bit LVD SCSI Disk Drive (36400 MB)

        Manufacturer................IBM     
        Machine Type and Model......ST336607LC     
        FRU Number..................00P3068
        ROS Level and ID............43353048
        Serial Number...............000780F7
        EC Level....................H12094   
        Part Number.................00P2676     
        Device Specific.(Z0)........000003129F00013E
        Device Specific.(Z1)........1217C511
        Device Specific.(Z2)........0002
        Device Specific.(Z3)........03326
        Device Specific.(Z4)........0001
        Device Specific.(Z5)........22
        Device Specific.(Z6)........H12094