> Drive Health is a shareware tool. It's not nearly as nice as
> SmartMon, but it's the best that I could find for Windows. The big
> difference is that it does not read the SMART error logs.
> I'm actually not running SmartMon. I happened across it while writing
> my own little SMART attribute reader and no knowing was a certain
> attribute was. I considered just porting SmartMon to Windows (has
> anyone attempted that yet?), but I was already 90% done with what I
Julian Vassaux <vassaux@...> was thinking about doing this over
the Christmas holidays, but I don't think that he ever did. There is a
finished FreeBSD port of smartmontools, and an "in progress" Darwin port.
I'd love to have a Windows port; if you can do this I'd like to
incorporate it into the package.
> It seems that there should be some TIA standard on what the attribute
> meanings are, but I couldn't find anything...
I don't know what "TIA" means -- please clarify.
As far as I can tell, there is "informal standardization" meaning that a
number of manufacturers use the same Attribute IDs for the same Attribute
-- but I have never found anything formal.
> By the way, do you know how was interprets a "rate" value? Let's say
> that "read error rate" were 1000 -- does that mean that 1 in a 1000
> reads result in an error?
I don't know how to interpret it. I'd always assumed that the rate was a
rate in time (so many errors/hour). But in fact your interpretations
might be the correct one -- I don't know.
Thanks again for the additional Attribute identification.
> Hi Taed,
> > I saw the following on a Fujitsu MHS2020AT, but I couldn't find a spec for
> > the drive. However, the Windows program "Drive Health" decodes it as:
> > 200 Write Error Count
> I'll add this as a -v 200,writeerror option to smartctl and smartd during
> the next day or so.
> > This is different than the current "Multi Zone Error Rate" in SmartMon,
> > which has a comment about "Western Digital" in the source. The value was
> > 3343 with the normalized value of 100, so I don't know enough about it to
> > say which one it really is.
> I'm afraid that I too don't know how to distinguish them.
> Is "Drive Health" a Fujitsu program or non-vendor-specific?
> If you could post the output from smartctl -a and Drive Health for any
> disks that you own, I'd find it interesting/useful.
> I've got most of the infrastructure in place to start recognizing drive
> model numbers and setting the various -v options automatically. When
> that's ready, these things will get set automatically unless you choose to
> turn it off. [At the moment the infrastructure simply uses regular
> expressions to see if the user has particular IBM drives that are known to
> have SMART-impaired firmware, and then warns the user to be sure that the
> firmware is up-to-date.]
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