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Firmware / Model numbers Drive shows up as compaq but it's a maxtor?

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Last response: in Storage
November 9, 2009 5:50:07 PM

I am curious... I have a bunch of Maxtor BE147j00b0311 drives. They're 147GB 15k 80 pin scsi drives.

Anyhow.... This one drive shows up in my raid bios as a compaq BF14687B56 drive and the allocated space is less than the rest of the maxtor drives. The other maxtor drives show 137.01gb and this one i think 136gb.

The circuit board is maxtor branded and is dated 2004 which matches the manufacture date on the label.

Any ideas why this shows up as a compaq drive? Did somebody just replace the board and put a new label on this drive?

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a b G Storage
November 10, 2009 3:32:56 PM

Its probably just a compaq branded drive made for them by maxtor. I wouldn't worry about.
Now if it came out of the box like this then I would be returning.
November 10, 2009 4:10:40 PM

The problem is that I dont think I can put it into a raid w\ the other drives because it shows up as smaller than the other drives.

And it has the same label as the other drives do.
November 10, 2009 6:32:50 PM

you should be able to put it in RAID, the other drives would just be limited to 136GB aswell.