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Darkvater 02-16-2005 08:16 PM

hdparm and Sata drives?
I am having a strange problem which I found after I tried getting the HD temperature in Suse9.2

hddtemp says this:

/dev/sda: ATA    HDS722512VLSA80 : /dev/sda: ATA    HDS722512VLSA80 :  S.M.A.R.T. not available
Then someone told me to check hddparm:

 HDIO_GET_MULTCOUNT failed: Operation not supported
 IO_support  =  0 (default 16-bit)
 HDIO_GET_UNMASKINTR failed: Operation not supported
 HDIO_GET_DMA failed: Operation not supported
 HDIO_GET_KEEPSETTINGS failed: Operation not supported
 readonly    =  0 (off)
 readahead    = 256 (on)
 geometry    = 15017/255/63, sectors = 123522416640, start = 0

Ok, so many failed things cannot be good :(. I have a Promise SATA150 TX2plus card in my Asus A7V133 motherboard. Needless to say reading temperature works like a charm in windows (I switched recently). Any ideas?

hamish 02-17-2005 05:11 AM

HDparm doesn't work with sata/scsi drives, AFAIK. It is only for IDE drives. Hope you find an answer.


Darkvater 02-17-2005 05:35 AM

Ah, that is clear then. So there is no program for Linux with which I can get information about my Sata drives?

hamish 02-17-2005 08:07 AM

possibly not. I don't have sata, but I know that hdparm doesn't work.


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