Must be a difference between the windows and linux drivers, I'm trying
to get this to run on WIndows 2003 server. FWIW, support at HighPoint
said their card does not support SMART, but he didn't sound too sure
of himself. :-)
On 7/1/06, Bruno Wolff III <bruno@...> wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 30, 2006 at 18:47:08 -0500,
> Mark Nelson <markn@...> wrote:
> > I'm having a hard time getting SMART support using PCI IDE ATA controllers.
> > It looks like many of these controllers present the drives to the
> > system as if they were SCSI drivers, which must make the SMART
> > interface inaccessible.
> > Right now I'm using a Highpoint RAID controller - not in RAID mode -
> > as a simple 4 port IDE controller. It hides the SMART interface.
> > I would like to replace it with a couple of two port IDE non-RAID
> > controllers that do support SMART, but so far I haven't had much luck
> > - for one thing, I have yet to see a spec on any card that mentions
> > SMART support, and it is apparently an optional part of the ATA spec.
> > Does anyone have a reference list of IDE ATA cards that will present
> > my drives to the system as true IDE drives and not SCSI drivers?
> I am using a Highpoint Rocket 133 PCI card and smart works just fine.
> I am not using any propietary drivers (just whatever comes with the
> 2.6 kernel in Fedora) and am using software raid and the drives look
> like normal ide drives. I am only using one drive on each controller,
> though I doubt that makes any difference.
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