Ulrich Staude wrote:
> after starting smartctl -a for drive 0 or 1 the computer will freeze!
> The hdd type information is written, the last output is a line
> like "smart I/O error" and after that the only way is to press the reset
> - ASUS P5LD2 with latest driver and BIOS
> - 2 P-ATA harddisks (80 and 300 GB)
> - W2K with this board.
> Anybody watched such a problem?
There were reports about broken SMART ioctl implementations in the AHCI
driver for Intel chipsets with ICH7R.
(Search for "AHCI" in the archive of this list)
The usual workaround is to add ":a" to the device name (e.g. /dev/hda:a)
Then smartctl uses new ATA_PASS_THROUGH instead.
But unfortunately this would not work on your system because W2K does
(AFAIK) not provide this ioctl.
The SMART ioctl reportedly works on an ASUS P5W (chipset 975X/ICH7R) in
AHCI mode on XP.
So this issue is possibly fixed in recent Intel AHCI driver which may
still work with W2K.