DEVICE: USB HDD TOSHIBA STOR.E STEEL S 2.5" 500GB USB 2.0/3.0


RESULT OF smartctl -t short /dev/sdb FOLLOW:

smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.2.9] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

/dev/sdb: Unknown USB bridge [0x0930:0x0b1b (0x001)]
Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary


RESULT OF smartctl -a /dev/sdb (also tried -c and others) FOLLOW:

smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.2.9] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

/dev/sdb: Unknown USB bridge [0x0930:0x0b1b (0x001)]
Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary


ADDING -d usbsunplus AS PER OTHER "STOR.E STEEL SERIES" LISTED AT
http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/smartmontools/wiki/Supported_USB-Devices
RESULTS IN:

smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.2.9] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed: scsi error unsupported scsi opcode

A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more '-T permissive' options.


LSUSB REPORTS 0930:0b1b AS:

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0930:0b1b Toshiba Corp.


USB-DEVICES OUTPUT FOR 0930:0b1b:

T: Bus=01 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=05 Cnt=01 Dev#= 4 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D: Ver= 2.10 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs= 1
P: Vendor=0930 ProdID=0b1b Rev=00.01
S: Manufacturer=TOSHIBA
S: Product=STOR.E STEEL S
S: SerialNumber=20120221200010
C: #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=400mA
I: If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 2 Cls=08(stor.) Sub=06 Prot=50 Driver=usb-storage