A power cycle miraculously cleared this error. Smartd now recognises both disks.

Whilst trying to clear the error, I tried the Samsung hutil tool from their web site, but it doesn't recognise the HD321LJ disk!

Very strange.

Earl Chew  wrote:
I have two Samsung disks and I am using smartctl version 5.36 on Fedora FC6 with a Sil3114 controller.

The SAMSUNG HD321KJ produces a lengthy report (which I haven't included here).

Can anyone provide any insight or debugging assistance for the other SAMSUNG HD321LJ which produces an error from smartctl:

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% smartctl --info -d ata -a /dev/sdb
smartctl version 5.36 [i386-redhat-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-6 Bruce Allen
Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/

=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION ===
Device Model:     SAMSUNG HD321LJ
Serial Number:    S0K7J1KP100378
Firmware Version: BT100-15
User Capacity:    320,072,933,376 bytes
Device is:        In smartctl database [for details use: -P show]
ATA Version is:   7
ATA Standard is:  ATA/ATAPI-7 T13 1532D revision 4a
Local Time is:    Mon May 14 17:45:33 2007 PDT

==> WARNING: May need -F samsung or -F samsung2 enabled; see manual for details.

SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability.
SMART support is: Enabled

Error SMART Status command failed
Please get assistance from http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
Register values returned from SMART Status command are:
CMD=0x50
FR =0xda
NS =0x00
SC =0x00
CL =0x00
CH =0x00
SEL=0x00
A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.
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