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Re: Sata health

On Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 11:20:29AM -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Greetings all;
> Does wheezy have a utility that can scan the sata bus, reporting on the 
> health of the hardware, doing it in such a way as to not trigger an 
> endless loop of resets for a device that may not have a good 
> interconnecting cable? 
> I have a hot swap cage, 3 drive model, and the central pocket is still 
> not properly responding even with a new cable between it and the mobo's 
> array of sockets.  As far as I know, there are no "active" devices in 
> this data path. Being able to scan for proper function might give a clue 
> where the problem lies.

smartmontools is the package; it has smartd and smartctl. Smartd
looks for SMART error codes, and smartctl can identify drives, 
show current SMART tables, and start and report on drive


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