mode page editing

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Mon Jul 3 11:06:37 2000

> >Subj: HP 97548D Hard Drives
> >I'm looking for a small number (two or three) of these drives;
> >they're 5 1/4 inch full-height differential SCSI drives; they
> >tend to be found in Sun boxen.
> >
> >Anybody have any they'd be willing to part with via sale/trade?
> Do you need these exact HP drives? If it's a capacity issue, there's
> a very valuable technique called "mode page editing" that will let
> you adjust drive capacities downward so that you can use large-capacity
> recent-manufacture SCSI drives in place of older low-capacity SCSI
> drives. It's a very valuable technique when the hardware or OS don't
> support large-capacity drives, a very common situation with older hardware.
> Tim.

OK -- what's the tips and procedures to do this...

I've got some of the HP97xxx drives (300 mb non-differential) and maybe
one of the differential's (but it's got problems).

It appears that 2gb drives are getting cheaper than old disks.


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Received on Mon Jul 03 2000 - 11:06:37 BST

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