On Sat, 12 Sep 2009, Paul B. Henson wrote:

> In any case, I agree with you that the firmware is buggy; however I
> disagree with you as to the outcome of that bug. The drive is not
> returning random garbage, it has *one* byte wrong. Other than that all of
> the data seems ok, at least to my inexpert eyes. smartctl under Linux
> issues a warning about that invalid byte and reports everything else ok.
> Solaris on an x4500 evidentally barfs over that invalid byte and returns
> garbage.

On another note, my understanding is that the official Sun sold
and supported SSD for the x4540 is basically just an OEM'd Intel X25-E. Did
Sun install their own fixed firmware on their version of that drive, or
does it have the same buggy firmware as the street version? It would be
funny if you guys were shipping a drive with buggy firmware that just
happens to work because the x4540 hardware doesn't trip over the one
invalid byte :)...

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