Here come pictures of a Micropolis 1325:
On the top you can see the defect list. This is a (dot matrix) printout. These days hard disks didn't store their defect lists on the media or in a ROM on the controller. You had to type it in before you could low level format the disk! This was necessary if you ran the disk on another controller (in a PC for example) before.
The MFM disks were connected to the SCSI bus via an adapter. Sun used the MFM-SCSI bridge ACB-4000 from Adaptec, which could serve two disks.
One curiosity of the ACB-4000 is worth mentioning: If two disks are attached, they move their heads syncroneously, not independent.