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Re: Smartmontools don't work with /dev/stX, /dev/nstX

On Jun 17 19:04, Christian Franke wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >  $ /usr/sbin/smartctl.exe -i /dev/sda
> >  smartctl version 5.37 [i686-cygwin-xp-sp2] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce 
> >  Allen
> >  Home page is
> >
> >  Device: ATI      1+0 JBOD         Version: 1.10
> >  Device type: disk
> >  Local Time is: Sun Jun 17 18:07:28 2007 WEST
> >  Device does not support SMART
> >
> >Any idea why I don't get actual drive information but the name of
> >the controller instead?  Any way around this?
> >
> >  
> This is the SCSI INQUIRY data from SCSI_PASS_THROUGH ioctl.
> To access ATA devices, try device name "/dev/hda" instead.
> This should print ATA IDENTIFY data from SMART_RCV_DRIVE_DATA ioctl.
> (unfortunately not implemented in all drivers).

Been there, done that:

  $ /usr/sbin/smartctl.exe -i /dev/hda
  smartctl version 5.37 [i686-cygwin-xp-sp2] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
  Home page is

  ATA/SATA driver is possibly a SCSI class driver not supporting SMART.
  If this is a SCSI disk, try "scsi<adapter><id>".
  Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed (not an ATA/ATAPI device)

  A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or
  more '-T permissive' options.

The drive is a Samsung 1614C which definitely supports SMART.  Oh well,
so the answer is just "too bad", I assume...


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