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Can you provide a picture of the drive please?
All 6 sides please.
Also, when looking at the Manuals......the ST318436LW/LC/LWV/LCV are being clumped into a single category.
Meaning each drive will only have 1 of the designations, for example
And in this case, yours (ST318436LW) is 1 of the 4 different designations.
But you are saying that YOUR particular drive SHOUDL be labeled with a "W" designation somehow?
Pictures would be best.
I think i know what you are getting at.....and its the SCsi connector....Right?
The LW, has an older style 68 Pin connector, which took an adaptor to use the 80 pin.
Is that what you are getting at?
Is this an oddball run?
No, not really....just as common, depends on the Storage array that they were originally designed for.
The thing is, that this drive is both.....or atleast from what i can tell form the specifications.
Have you seen this TABLE of differing models side by side?
See image below
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