Last year I started a thread with this topic.  A Justin (Justin Piszcz <jpiszcz@lu...> ) suggested that the Promise SATA300 TX4 worked great with smartmontools.

 

I just received this device (bought from eBay), and it actually passes no SMART data whatsoever to WinXP – not even the drive model or serial number.  My original post clearly stated Windows XP SP3.  Perhaps he was thinking of Linux.

 

Can anybody else confirm this problem with the Promise SATA300 TX4?

 

Thank you in advance for your help.

 

-- Roy Zider Brothes