Hello:

        I looked over your errata and can answer some of your questions.

        Those attributes (99, 100, 101) or (63hex, 64hex, and 65hex) are not currently being used by Maxtor in SMART rev 5.  These attributes will be used when engineering moves to SMART rev 6.  The engineering group has not yet decided which values each attribute will hold.



        The word from Maxtor engineering on this issue is as follows.

For current products, the smart power on minutes will increment only if ACTIVE power mode. (will not increment in IDLE and STANDBY mode)

For future products, the smart power on minutes will increment only if ACTIVE or IDLE power mode. (will not increment in STANDBY mode)

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        Have any of you started working on setting up smartctl to work on SATA hard drives?  I just downloaded the source files smartmontools-5.1.18-24.src.rpm to start looking into this.

       

                        Curtis