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Wiping HDS 2300 drives

Question asked by paul leeber on Oct 31, 2013
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2013 by Cris Danci

I have a HDS AMS 2300 with several shelves of Sas / Sata drives


I need to wipe the drives in one shelf


So I disconnected the shelf and used a piece of software that writes 3 patterns then verifies as per NSA/Dod requirements.


Then I reconnected the drives so I could reconfigure them but all the drives now will not come on line they all have red lights on. But they were working fine before. If I copy some of the data from another working drive back onto one of these drives it comes back on green and ready.


My questions is do these drives have some type of ID data that I erased when I wiped the drive? Or is there a processes I have to perform to get the drive seen by the head before it will show as ready?