From: Christian Franke <Christian.F<ranke@t-...> - 2013-08-30 19:55:46
> What has better support of smartmontools under 64-bit Windows 7/2008R2 - LSI 3ware or LSI MegaRAID?
> As I understand MegaRAID is future of LSI, but smartmontools support 3ware better?
The 3ware driver only supports the old Windows SMART I/O controls,
therefore newer smartctl functionality (-l xerror, --set ...) does not
work. SATA drives behind 3ware SAS controllers may not work at all.
According to a user report, SATA drives behind a LSI MegaRAID controller
works with smartctl because the MegaRAID Windows driver implements CSMI.
In theory, the CSMI pass-through I/O control should support all ATA
commands used by smartctl. In practice, I don't know because there was
no further feedback.