[Dclug] Hard disk health
przemek at jazz.ncnr.nist.gov
Thu Jan 17 15:13:37 EST 2008
Nope, was the first thing I tried. I was surprised as well. BTW, they are
being accessed from an external USB enclosure, so they show up as a SCSI
device, but I don't think that should matter.
smartctl -a -d ata /dev/sda
because by default, smartctl treats your drives as SCSI and uses a different
encoding of SMART.
If that doesn't work, it may be because some USB interfaces do not
pass the SMART protocol. You may need to crack it open and hook the
drives directly via your PATA cable.
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