I just started trying to play with the Active SMART tools. On 3 pc’s with IDE hdd’s I had no problem querying the hdd. When I tried to monitor a server with a scsi hdd I cannot get the tools to see the drive. Here’s the specification of the pc (I have many of the same model that I would like to monitor), I think the high speed back plane is causing the problem because when we installed windows we had to load a special driver so that the OC could access the SCSI hdd.

Intel STL2 Server motherboard.

Adaptec AIC7896 SCSI chipset

Intel HSBP SCA backplane (I think this is causing the problem)

Seagate ST39205LC      HDD

Win2k   Test pc all others are a mixture of NT4 wks and svr.