Hi,

is this output any help for fixing the problem?
# smartctl -a -d areca,1 /dev/sg2 -r ioctl
smartctl 5.39 2009-09-04 r2902 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-9 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net


REPORT-IOCTL: Device=/dev/sg2 Command=IDENTIFY DEVICE
 Input:   FR=...., SC=0x01, LL=...., LM=...., LH=...., DEV=...., CMD=0xec IN
The firmware of your Areca RAID controller appears to be outdated!
Please update your controller to firmware version 1.46 or later.
You may download it here: ftp://ftp.areca.com.tw/RaidCards/BIOS_Firmware

REPORT-IOCTL: Device=/dev/sg2 Command=IDENTIFY DEVICE returned -1 errno=5 [Input/output error]

REPORT-IOCTL: Device=/dev/sg2 Command=IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE
 Input:   FR=...., SC=0x01, LL=...., LM=...., LH=...., DEV=...., CMD=0xa1 IN
REPORT-IOCTL: Device=/dev/sg2 Command=IDENTIFY PACKET DEVICE returned -1 errno=19 [No such device]
Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed (not an ATA/ATAPI device)

A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
As i wrote before, i'm using the lateste (1.47) firmware, which should not be outdated.

Regards,
Fabi

Dan Lukes schrieb:
Fabian Geisberger napsal/wrote, On 09/07/09 12:35:
Is there any debug mode, so i can get some more info about the error message?

See '-r TYPE' in smartctl's man page.

                Dan