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Old 12-31-2006, 10:02 PM   #1
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Any utility which can monitor SMART on an external Hard drive ?


Apparently external HDDs (mounted on USB 2.0) appear as SCSI disks and cause problems in monitoring HDDs ?
 
Old 01-01-2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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I guess Smartmontools can handle also external SCSI disks.[1] A great tool altogether.

[1] http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 01-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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I guess Smartmontools can handle also external SCSI disks.[1] A great tool altogether.

[1] http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
From that site:
"As for USB and FireWire (ieee1394) disks and tape drives, the news is not good. They appear to Linux as SCSI devices but their implementations do not usually support those SCSI commands needed by smartmontools. "
 
  


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