DEC Storageworks

Benjamin Huntsman BHuntsman at
Sun Feb 4 20:53:18 CST 2018

I want to say the difference is in HVD vs LVD SCSI ...  unless you’ve swapped out the guts yourself, I’d not mix and match...

Then again it’s been forever since I monkeyed with those things and I could be mistaken...

As for opening them, I’ve cracked them open before. It’s possible, but they were not manufactured to have their drives replaced easily... I damaged one last time I tried... be careful.

Do you have the controller too, or just the jbod?


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> On Feb 4, 2018, at 1:42 PM, Douglas Taylor via cctech <cctech at> wrote:
> The alphaserver 1000a I have has a storageworks array.
> The disk carriers are green in color, I see storageworks disks for sale on ebay that are blue.  What is the difference? Are they interchangeable?
> Is it possible (or even wise) to open one of the green carriers and change the disk out?
> Doug

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