Short answer: No. :-)

IBM Has blocked those feature codes from being used in the any iSeries or Power5 machines. Once you get to POWER6 then the drives can be reformatted and used between AIX and IBM i.

You will also get the type 6600 if you put in iSeries drives that are not supported in the 270 frame (such as the 15K RPM units for example.) If the FC of the drive isn't on the 'approved list' it's not usable.

In case you try, the same is true with memory. Only in the memory case if it's the correct technology just not an iSeries feature it actually reports in with the correct feature codes (Yeah!) but with 0MB (Boo.)

- Larry "DrFranken" Bolhuis

On 10/14/2011 11:45 AM, Steve Richter wrote:
trying to boot an iSeries 270 from a single 36GB pSeries drive.

IBM 36GB 10K eSERVER pSERIES USCSI HARD DRIVE 09P4444

get as far as the DST menu. From the initialize and format disk units
option, the drive shows up as "non configured".

after f10=confirm initialize and format, get an error:

"the system encounered an error while it was attempting to read or write to
a disk unit"

shows the drive as:
type 6600 model 030 resource name DPH001 reference code I/O processor
0000 device 0000

here is a link that appears to say pSeries drives use 528 byte sectors same
as iSeries.

Is it possible to use pSeries drives in an iSeries?

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