Hi,

I am new to the mailing list but I have previously used smartctl without any problems. I just checked a
system with two identical Maxtor disks and I get an erroneous output. I am not sure
where the problem lies.

The Maxtor disks 6B200M0 seem to be supported by smartmontools  but in the output below I get:

SMART support is: Disabled

What should I do to get smartmontools to work properly in this system, with the Maxtor disks?

Thanks and kind regards
Jose

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[root@fedora8 ~]#  smartctl -P show /dev/sdb
smartctl version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

Drive found in smartmontools Database.  Drive identity strings:
MODEL:              Maxtor 6B200M0
FIRMWARE:           BANC1BY0
match smartmontools Drive Database entry:
MODEL REGEXP:       ^Maxtor 6(B(30|25|20|16|12|08)0[MPRS]|L(080[MLP]|(100|120)[MP]|160[MP]|200[MPRS]|250[RS]|300[RS]))0$
FIRMWARE REGEXP:    .*
MODEL FAMILY:       Maxtor DiamondMax 10 family (ATA/133 and SATA/150)
ATTRIBUTE OPTIONS:  009 Power_On_Minutes
[root@s20 ~]# smartctl -P show /dev/sdb

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[root@fedora8 ~]#  smartctl -a /dev/sdb

smartctl version 5.37 [x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Model Family:     Maxtor DiamondMax 10 family (ATA/133 and SATA/150)
Device Model:     Maxtor 6B200M0
Serial Number:    B41W4ZKH
Firmware Version: BANC1BY0
User Capacity:    203,928,109,056 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   7
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 0
Local Time is:    Tue Jan  8 16:11:01 2008 CET
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Disabled

Warning! SMART Attribute Data Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
Warning! SMART Attribute Thresholds Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION ===
SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED
See vendor-specific Attribute list for marginal Attributes.

General SMART Values:
Offline data collection status:  (0x35)    Offline data collection activity
                    is in a Reserved state
.
                    Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled.
Total time to complete Offline
data collection:          (8245) seconds.
Offline data collection
capabilities:              (0x22) No SMART execute Offline immediate.
                    Auto Offline data collection on/off support.
                    Suspend Offline collection upon new
                    command.
                    No Offline surface scan supported.
                    No Self-test supported.
                    Conveyance Self-test supported.
                    No Selective Self-test supported.
SMART capabilities:            (0xe953)    Saves SMART data before entering
                    power-saving mode.
                    Supports SMART auto save timer.
Error logging capability:        (0x76)    Error logging supported.
                    General Purpose Logging supported.
Conveyance self-test routine
recommended polling time:      (  97) minutes.

SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 28530
Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds:
ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME          FLAG     VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE      UPDATED  WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE
110 Unknown_Attribute       0x656e   034   032   110    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 54108873437747
 57 Unknown_Attribute       0x3635   053   052   053    Pre-fail  Offline  FAILING_NOW 11133515085110
 83 Unknown_Attribute       0x6961   110   116   097    Pre-fail  Offline      -       111482140444461
115 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 78260301231457
114 Unknown_Attribute       0x6e6f   110   101   111    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 57373015351330
 55 Unknown_Attribute       0x3736   056   055   054    Old_age   Always       -       54108873765683
 10 Spin_Retry_Count        0x4f22   114   105   034    Old_age   Always       -       35332068306535
 72 Unknown_Attribute       0x7561   116   101   097    Pre-fail  Offline      -       256677870841203
233 Unknown_Attribute       0x7365   034   032   101    Pre-fail  Offline  FAILING_NOW 60705943204403
 55 Unknown_Attribute       0x3738   051   051   056    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 11133447975987
 82 Unknown_Attribute       0x7569   112   101   105    Pre-fail  Offline  In_the_past 37879286821497
 34 Unknown_Attribute       0x7950   114   233   080    Old_age   Offline      -       71663465392494
108 Unknown_Attribute       0x6e61   116   105   097    Pre-fail  Offline      -       35332337005937
 50 Unknown_Attribute       0x342e   055   053   046    Old_age   Always       -       58502575109684
 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3837   032   010   055    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 125844394560802
106 Unknown_Attribute       0x6165   117   034   101    Pre-fail  Offline  In_the_past 128047492112928
 45 Unknown_Attribute       0x6147   114   111   071    Pre-fail  Always       -       56213109042798
 46 Unknown_Attribute       0x3435   054   052   053    Pre-fail  Offline  In_the_past 59602220889907
 50 Unknown_Attribute       0x2037   010   034   055    Pre-fail  Always   FAILING_NOW 129121353754964
101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 49973646620001
121 Unknown_Attribute       0xe972   110   233   114    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 55195163849573
 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3634   052   051   052    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 55208402564151
 57 Unknown_Attribute       0x0a20   034   072   032    Old_age   Offline      -       127979059503721
101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2022   034   072   034    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 49973646620001
121 Unknown_Attribute       0xe972   110   233   114    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 55195163849573
 53 Unknown_Attribute       0x3436   054   054   054    Old_age   Always   FAILING_NOW 56320832647730
 49 Unknown_Attribute       0x0a20   034   083   032    Old_age   Offline      -       84857622260065
 99 Unknown_Attribute       0x6568   108   034   104    Old_age   Offline  In_the_past 121437538230816
101 Unknown_Attribute       0x2d74   071   097   116    Old_age   Offline  FAILING_NOW 37819039772530
 51 Unknown_Attribute       0x2e32   054   050   050    Old_age   Always   In_the_past 59580695655729

Warning! SMART ATA Error Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
SMART Error Log Version: 183
Invalid Error Log index = 0x8a (T13/1321D rev 1c Section 8.41.6.8.2.2 gives valid range from 1 to 5)

Warning! SMART Self-Test Log Structure error: invalid SMART checksum.
SMART Self-test log structure revision number 35511
Warning: ATA Specification requires self-test log structure revision number = 1
Num  Test_Description    Status                  Remaining  LifeTime(hours)  LBA_of_first_error
# 1  Reserved offline    Completed without error       20%     42135         -
# 2  Vendor offline      Completed without error       40%     29161         -
# 3  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  90%     19611         -
# 4  Vendor offline      Completed: handling damage??  00%     47998         3955004886
# 5  Reserved offline    Self-test routine in progress 140%     15708         -
# 6  Vendor offline      Unknown/reserved test status  10%     31352         -
# 7  Vendor offline      Fatal or unknown error        120%     11822         3679321068
# 8  Vendor offline      Completed: read failure       60%     13326         917655317
# 9  Extended captive    Completed: servo/seek failure 140%     54312         3044941551
#10  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  10%     42025         -
#11  Vendor offline      Completed: electrical failure 10%     33532         2442578247
#12  Vendor offline      Completed without error       120%     50178         -
#13  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  30%     33059         -
#14  Reserved offline    Aborted by host               10%     21741         -
#15  Vendor offline      Completed: handling damage??  140%     58432         3894033971
#16  Reserved offline    Completed: handling damage??  00%     57876         1696877460
#17  Vendor offline      Aborted by host               100%     31037         -
#18  Vendor offline      Completed: unknown failure    30%     64497         2774460545
#19  Vendor offline      Fatal or unknown error        110%     38474         2928279629
#20  Vendor offline      Aborted by host               80%      7934         -
#21  Reserved offline    Unknown/reserved test status  80%     25942         -

Device does not support Selective Self Tests/Logging