Thank you to everyone who sent me this:
disk_type = "Fujitsu-M2694ESA" \
: ctlr = MD21 \
: cache = 0x11 : trks_zone = 15 : asect = 5 : atrks = 30 \
: ncyl = 1830 : acyl = 2 : pcyl = 1832 : nhead = 15 : nsect = 77 \
: rpm = 5400 : bpt = 31410
I also had asked for feedback about the drive and one person
(firstname.lastname@example.org) responded with the following (thank you Jonathan):
On Apr 14, 11:20am, email@example.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: format.dat for Fujitsu M2694
> You write:
> >If anyone has a format.dat for this drive and/or some feedback
> >about it, I'd greatly appreciate it.
> I have an M2694ESA in my PC (under linux) and we have another one
> hanging off one of the suns.
> Linux doesn't appear to need the equivalent of a format.dat,
> so that is no help. Also, I can't seem to work out how to display
> the label.
> The one on the sun appears to have been customized by the supplier since
> it reports itself as being a "<CI SCSI 1000 cyl 1919 alt 2 hd 15 sec 70>"
> and not a "<Fujitsu ...>" as my linux one did when I stuck it in the sun
> as a test. (Unfortunately I didn't save the label it told me.)
> I don't have a type "CI SCSI 1000" in my format.dat, but when I run
> format on the disk, it gives it to me as an available disk type.
> And I know I managed to format it the sun one, when I first installed it.
> So, I guess it is using the values from the label. Therefore:
> # data cylinders = 1919
> # alternate cylinders = 2
> # physical cylinders = 1921 (== data+alt)
> # heads = 15
> # data sectors/track = 70
> rpm = ??
> If you have the M2694ESA, this should be enough for you. I have no idea
> whether this data will be correct for other models (eg. M2694FS).
> If the drive has already been formatted (as I suspect it will have been),
> when you run format it should display a label similar to the CI one
> above that contains the relevant information.
> Alternatively, call up whoever you got it from and ask them. At worst, they
> should be able to point you back to Fujitsu (and if they can't tell you,
> you're really stuffed!). In UK, Fujitsu's number seems to be 081-5734444.
> Re commenting about the drive:
> 1) it's inexpensive
> 2) it's noisy
> 3) it seems to be incredibly solidly built
> 4) the cream paint job makes it look like it has been reconditioned
> 5) the jumper for the LED activity indicator is not soldered on very well.
> 6) it won't fit in a 3-1/2" drive bay
> (it needs about 1-1/3 bays, ie, a 5-1/4" height bay).
> No comment on the speed. I'm using a slow PIO SCSI controller under Linux,
> so the CPU gets tied up a lot more than it should. I don't use a the disk
> on the sun so I can't say anything about it. I've had no complaints from
> the users. I've experienced no problems with either disk.
> Jonathan H N Chin, 4 kyu | Cybernetics / CompSci | "Respondeo, etsi mutabor"
> | University of Reading |
> firstname.lastname@example.org | Box 225, Whiteknights | < Rosenstock-Huessy >
> email@example.com | Reading, RG6 2AY, UK. |
>-- End of excerpt from firstname.lastname@example.org
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