jeff rob wrote:
> Hopefully this is the correct place to send this information.
Yes, it is.
> I have an addition to the USB support list:
> Cavalry CAXM External Hard (USB and eSATA)
> USB Bridge:
> 0x13fd:0x1340 (1.04)
Thanks for the detailed info. I added it to
> Output of "smartctl -d sat,12 /dev/sdX"
> smartctl 5.39 2009-04-17 19:55 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] (local build)
> Copyright (C) 2002-9 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
> Let me know if you need anything else.
This smartctl release should also be able to auto-detect this USB-device
on Linux. The detection relies on info found below '/sys/block' and
Could you please test whether smartctl also works without '-d sat,12'?
A new option '-d test' can be used to print the result of auto-detection.
> Thank you so much for this awsome addition to smartmontools. My last
> backup was 224GiB and this let me keep track of the HD temp. The
> external case DID need a fan.
During my tests of smartmontools USB support I found that most of these
types of enclosures result in disk temperatures above 45 degrees (at ~20
degrees room temp.). In vertical position, the disk is typically 2-3
degrees cooler than in horizontal position.
> Thank you,