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Re: smartmonitor-tools not working with sata drives

Harm Behrens wrote:
I have problems to start smartmonitor-tools:

smartctl -i -d ata /dev/sda -T permissive

smartctl version 5.32 Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed (not an ATA/ATAPI device)

Device Model:     [No Information Found]
Serial Number:    [No Information Found]
Firmware Version: [No Information Found]
Device is:        Not in smartctl database [for details use: -P showall]
ATA Version is:   1
ATA Standard is:  Exact ATA specification draft version not indicated
Local Time is:    Wed Aug  9 11:43:58 2006 CEST
SMART is only available in ATA Version 3 Revision 3 or greater.
We will try to proceed in spite of this.
SMART support is: Ambiguous - ATA IDENTIFY DEVICE words 82-83 don't show if
SMART supported. A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue,
add one or more '-T permissive' options.

the hardware setup:

- mobo: Asus A8N-SLI
- 2 sata harddrives: 300 GB Samsung 300 GB
- kernel: 2.6.8-12-amd64-k8

Any help is appreciated.


Just upgrade your kernel to 2.6.15 or more.

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