From: Christian Franke <Christian.F<ranke@t-...> - 2009-02-22 12:32:38
Richard Flint wrote:
> My external Western Digital USB2.0 "Elements" model WD5000E035
> (containing a WD5000AAVS drive) is missing from the database and I
> would like to get it added. I testedthis with the latest version of
> smartctl 5.39 2009-02-16 19:57 [i686-pc-mingw32-xp-sp3] (local build)
> I don't know if this is related to it being missing from the database
> but when i run it without the -dsat parameters I receive:
> /dev/sdc: Unable to detect device type
> Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.
This is unrelated to the database:
The current version cannot auto-detect SAT capable USB bridges, so '-d
sat' is needed.
> Running with -dsat causes smartmontools to work fine. I have attached
> log file for you so you can add drive to database.
Thanks for the info, it will be added to the drive database soon.
I have added the USB drive model to the list of supported USB devices in
Could you provide info about the USB bridge chip used?
> Please note I starred out the drive serial number for privacy reasons.
No problem. You can also use the '-q noserial' option to suppress serial
number in both '-i' output and '-r ioctl,2' identify data hexdump.
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