On 08/13/2012 02:15 AM, Sven Geggus wrote:
> digging around the mailinglist archives I came across the following
> Bugreport: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/ticket/21
> Here I could find the following note:
> "Please note that SAS drives are still not supported"
> Unfortunally my Server uses SAS drives :(
> Is this a limitation of controller fimware, smartmontools or SAS-Protocol?
This is limitation of firmware of the controller. Areca implemented only
ATA-like calls and to monitor SAS drives we need to have SCSI like
protocol. I would say it is design limitation - if scsi protocol is uses
then SATA could be added by implementing SAT, like in megaraid devices,
but not vice versa.