Hello, Hopefully this is a known issue (and has a solution).
I have an old machine with a VIA VT8237 onboard DATA "raid".
Right now I'm not using it as RAID and each disk is seen independently from windows.
On linux I could even see the individual disks when I was using it as RAID and smartmontools was able to do all the smart stuff.
But on wndows it doesn't work.
I have to specify "-d ata" because otherwise it detects as scsi.
With this option it seays the drives have smart but it's disabled.
I tried "-s on" and it said it enabled it, but nothing changed.
I've already lost a disk. I had a raid 1 so nothing got lost but I want to use smartmontools to monitor the remaining disk closely since it's the same brand, model and age than the other one.
Any help will be appretiated.
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl.exe -d ata -s on /dev/sda smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-2003-sp2] (sf-6.2-1) Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
=== START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION === SMART Enabled.
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl.exe -d ata -a /dev/sda -T verypermissive smartctl 6.2 2013-07-26 r3841 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-2003-sp2] (sf-6.2-1)
Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org
=== START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 Device Model: ST3500320AS
Serial Number: [No Information Found] Firmware Version: SD1A Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: [No Information Found] Local Time is: Tue Jan 21 23:02:28 2014 SAEST
SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. Enabled status cached by OS, trying SMART RETURN STATUS cmd. SMART support is: Disabled
Read SMART Data failed: Function not implemented
=== START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: UNKNOWN! SMART Status, Attributes and Thresholds cannot be read.
Read SMART Error Log failed: Function not implemented
Read SMART Self-test Log failed: Function not implemented