From: Bruce Allen <ballen@gr...> - 2004-10-11 08:55:39
The info has been there in the FAQ for at least a few months.
Your idea is good -- I could add a warning for that. Hard part is to
design a regex for model/serial number/firmware that identifies the drives
with the problems. Without help from WD and/or Maxtor I can't do that.
When I have a bit of
time I'll write to the
On Mon, 11 Oct 2004, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2004 at 02:12:43AM -0500, Bruce Allen wrote:
> > Andreas,
> > See the FAQ section of the smartmontools web page
> > http://smartmontools.sf.net/ . This is a known WD firmware bug.
> Doh, sorry!
> I did start at smartmontools.sf.net, but somehow didn't get to the actual
> part relevant to my disk. Or did this get added just now only?
> Somehow I can't believe I missed that entry...
> Since there appear to be many problems with firmware versions,
> maybe add more flags to the drive database?
> This could be done in a very specific way (pointing out specific issues)
> or instead (if you don't want to bloat the binary too much) be done in a
> very general way, with a single flag indicating drive bugginess
> (thus e.g. displaying "** WARNING ** this firmware version is known
> to have partially incorrect SMART information, please see project FAQ
> for details" rather prominently in the drive database printout).
> Thanks for a very cool program,
> Andreas Mohr
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